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  • Hi,

    I read that WP Super Cache supports memcached, and will use it if available. However, we’ve installed memcached and the PECL extension, but I don’t see anywhere in Super Cache to enable that. Memached seems to be working properly (based on a number of tests).

    How can I leverage it with Super Cache?



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  • Plugin Author Donncha O Caoimh


    You have to have a memcached object cache plugin installed, but support for an object cache is very basic. You’re better off looking at Batcache.

    Is memcached really used for caching the pages even if its installed? I only see some test data as it seems.


    You said we can use Batcache for memcached usage, but would that work combined with WP Supercache or is this just another solution?

    Best regards and thanks by the way for that great plugin.

    Edit: In Batcache readme the developer sais, that file based caching like you use is faster, is that true? I thought using memcached would be way faster than reading files from a harddrive because it should be located in the servers RAM. Maybe I understood something fundamentaly wrong :S

    Plugin Author Donncha O Caoimh


    Using files like Supercache does is marginally faster but batcache is better if you have multiple servers.

    No, you can’t use Supercache and Batcache at the same time.

    Thank you for your quick answer Donncha, i decided to use WP Super Cache and let it preload every possible page of the page into a tmpfs partition mounted at /wp-content/cache. That works pretty amazing now!

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