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wordpress and mod_cache (4 posts)

  1. mpapet
    Posted 6 years ago #


    I'm in a situation where I'm trying to relieve WP of doing most of the work serving pages and letting either nginx or mod_cache handle a WP site.

    I am very comfortable running nginx and found examples of letting nginx do the caching. There is scant information on using apache's mod_cache as the caching frontend.

    Does anyone have experience/config tips for mod_cache?

    Thanks in advance.

  2. mpapet
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Erm, well let me be more specific. I want to use disk_cache, but, obviously for public paths. So, is it possible to cache just public content?

    The other alternative is mem_cache. I see *lots* of memcached explanations, but I'm dealing with a very high-traffic site and I'd like to let apache do most of the work. Is this possible?

  3. Adam Harley (Kawauso)
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Have you considered using WP Super Cache? I'm afraid I don't know anything about other caching solutions.

  4. mpapet
    Posted 6 years ago #


    Super Cache is not enough. They are running it now and the server is still being hammered. Splitting the http server and the DB server will help, but it's a reasonable assumption traffic will overwhelm that.

    PHP is just not the right tool for the job at this scale.

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