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Cache options on shared server?

drastic

Well-known member
#1
Can someone walk me through the steps to implement a cache while on a shared server?

I was reading a handful of threads on here and ended up confused. Is Xcache this: http://xcache.lighttpd.net/

Or is Xcache something else by Xenforo?

And on this page:
http://xenforo.com/help/cache/

Do I simply add those lines to my config file and that's it? Or is there other installing I have to do?

Reading 20 different things got me all confused!
 

Tracy Perry

Well-known member
#2
Check with your host before you enable anything. Most shared hosts do not configure xCache, APC, MemCache(d) for shared hosting environments. There were a few (@Mike Edge was one when he had his hosting company) that do - but they are few and far between.
Normally you would use APC/xCache/MemCache(d), etc on a VPS or dedicated service.
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#3
I used to use this when I was on a shared server:
Code:
$config['cache']['enabled'] = true;
$config['cache']['cacheSessions'] = true;
$config['cache']['backend'] = 'File';
$config['cache']['backendOptions'] ['cache_dir'] = '/path/to/cache';
$config['cache']['frontend'] = 'Core';
$config['cache']['frontendOptions'] ['cache_id_prefix'] = 'xf_';
 

drastic

Well-known member
#6
i tried it. got a weird error. i'm gonna say i was supposed to create a /cache directory and 777 it, correct? and then enter the path for it, yes?

edit- yup...needed that! seems to be filled with data now.

should I keep it 777 tho? or 666?
 
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craigiri

Well-known member
#7
This may be another route:
http://xenforo.com/community/resources/bd-cache.2763/

I just turned off APC on my small VPS - for whatever reason it was not hitting....and also I have other caches for the wordpress side of things which work really well, so I may just install the XF one above and be done with it for now.

It may be that multiple apc's or caches confuse things.....possible, I guess!

Main thing is to check your page speed in googles tools over time and see if things are decent...that's all you can expect from a shared server or memory-restricted VPS.
 

MattW

Well-known member
#8
This may be another route:
http://xenforo.com/community/resources/bd-cache.2763/

I just turned off APC on my small VPS - for whatever reason it was not hitting....and also I have other caches for the wordpress side of things which work really well, so I may just install the XF one above and be done with it for now.

It may be that multiple apc's or caches confuse things.....possible, I guess!

Main thing is to check your page speed in googles tools over time and see if things are decent...that's all you can expect from a shared server or memory-restricted VPS.
It will depend on the web server software you are running. APC needs Apache to run in DSO mode to cache properly.