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move cache from disk to memory (5 posts)

  1. incognito
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    Posted 4 years ago #

    Fetching the cache from disk really kills the performance benefit for some widgets. My recommendation is to store and fetch them from APC or memcached, preferably APC.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-widget-cache/

  2. curious99
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    would not the operating system be intelligent enough to cache frequently used small files? Do you need to do this explicitly?

  3. Rishi
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    This will be a very useful feature, indeed.
    @Curious99 - On the main page of my site, I have 22 queries with just APC running but only 11 with APC + WidgetCache, so APC doesn't automatically cache everything as far as I can tell.

  4. curious99
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    What is APC and how do I turn it on? Or memcache? how do I turn it on and determine what will be cached?

    wp-widget-cache is useful once one uses supercache? My impression is that super cache caches the entire page, widgets and all. I have lots of widgets with lots of database queries, but they would rarely change (last 20 posts, last comments, etc)

  5. Rishi
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Not sure what kind of server you're on, but I wrote up a guide for APC on shared host.

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