Layers of Caching: Key to scaling your website

A session at Open Source Bridge 2009

Wednesday 17th June, 2009

1:45pm to 2:30pm (PST)

Caching is essentially a way of keeping the most used parts of a website in memory so that it gets served quickly. This will reduce CPU and I/O overhead and thus make the site very fast. Unfortunately this doesn't happen magically without some extra work.

This talk will cover the several layers that you should know about how they improve the sites speed. Some of these will include:

  • "Squid":http://www.squid-cache.org/ / "mod_cache":http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/caching.html (disk backed caching)
  • "memcached":http://www.danga.com/memcached/
  • "APC":http://us.php.net/apc & other opcode caching
  • Application level caching
  • Configuring Apache properly
  • Solutions for python & ruby

I will also go over how we utilize caching on the Drupal infrastructure which is hosted at the OSL along with other real world examples.

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Narayan Newton
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Lance Albertson

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Time 1:45pm2:30pm PST

Date Wed 17th June 2009

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