Caching solutions for MediaWiki

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#1

Are there are caching solutions, such as memcache, that mediawiki can be configured to use “out of the box”? I’m willing to install software, but before I did that I wanted to know what was already avalibale and approved by dreamhost.


#2

Sure is: http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Memcached


#3

MediaWiki comes with File Caching built in: http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:File_cache

If you use Memcache, read this one: http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Cache


#4

My question is does dreamhost already run memcache on a port or will they complain if i compile and start it on my own. I’m not on a virtual host, but a shared machine.

I’ve got file cache turned on, just wanted to see if memcache gave me any better performance.


#5

We do not run memcached on anything by default, and it will not work on a shared hosting account. You will need a VPS or dedicated server to install/run it.


#6

Yes, I can understand why, would be a pain just from a security point of view. Thanks, I’ll stick with disk cache.