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drupal 7


Caching in Drupal 7: Varnish, APC, and Memcache

One of the things that I really like about Drupal 7 is how much easier it is to set up caching than in Drupal 6. It was as simple as installing Varnish, APC, and Memcache on my server, installing a few Drupal modules for my site, and updating my Drupal site's settings.php file.

Varnish


Site Launch

This site launch marks quite a few firsts for me. Although I've worked with the technologies before, this is the first time I've launched a site running memcache, Varnish, and Apache Solr that I've set up myself. For a little bit of context, memcache and Varnish both help boost the performance of websites and web applications. Memcache caches objects in memory to reduce database load, while Varnish is a reverse-proxy HTTP accelerator that essentially caches the contents of webpages, keeping load off of the webserver (in my case, Apache) itself.

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