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[Plugin: W3 Total Cache] How To Activate Memcache (6 posts)

  1. Chozen
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Just to be clear I'm not server savvy at all..

    I have a managed dedicated server and I want to activate memcache but I keep getting the following message.

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    Database caching is not available. Memcached server localhost:11211 is not running or is non-responsive.

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    What does that mean and how do I fix? I saw other posts related to this but nothing that has a step by step guide. If I just tell my web host about it will they know what to do?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/w3-total-cache/

  2. Frederick Townes
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    If you log in to your WP Admin and go the settings page for W3TC and click on the installation link to see the step by step guide. Also note that memcache (PECL PHP extension) and memcached (daemon) are not the same thing.

  3. Chozen
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Do I need to install both memcache (PECL PHP extension) & memcached (daemon)? Before I go through all this will this significantly improve my site, I'm running two sites with heavy graphics and around 25 plugins each, averaging 2,000,000 page views monthly.

  4. Frederick Townes
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    In general everything W3TC does significantly help every WordPress site, but there is no "silver bullet."

    If you have an unoptimized database, poor apache configuration, poorly constructed theme, under-powered server etc etc all of these things cannot be overcome with any plugin.

  5. Chozen
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Installing memcache (PECL PHP extension) & memcached (daemon) seems to be beyond simple, I wonder if I could just send those installation instructions to my web host and have them do it?

  6. Frederick Townes
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    If they provide this level of support and you have a virtual private or dedicated server - sure.

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