Applying memcached to increase site performance

Reduce reads from databases and data sources

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Martin Brown

Date archived: April 22, 2019 | First published: August 03, 2010

The open source memcached tool is a cache for storing frequently used information to save you from loading (and processing) information from slower sources, such as disks or a database. It can be deployed in a dedicated situation or as a method of using up spare memory in an existing environment. Despite the simplicity of memcached, it is sometimes used incorrectly, or it is used as a solution in the wrong type of environment. Learn when it is best to take advantage of using memcached.

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