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XF 1.1 How does File Cache helps under shared hosting?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by RoldanLT, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    Dis-advantage I observe is:
    While using File cache during upgrade, it cause a lot of timeouts.
    Disabling the file cache will minimize timeouts.
  2. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    Does file cache, minimize server load?
    Optimize site loading time?
    Can somebody explain?
  3. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Using file-based caching could in theory speed certain things up, but in general cases (particularly relating to a shared server where the configuration may not be ideal), it may end up being worse. I probably would never use a file-based cache system for XF. I'd only enable a cache system that was memory-based (such as Memcache or maybe APC, but I have some concerns with how APC expires entries).
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  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I used simple file caching when I was on a shared server but I didn't really notice any difference.
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  5. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    Xcache has been working really well for me (much better than APC in my opinion)
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  6. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    For what I know, XCache is better in Apache and APC is more better on Nginx :)
  7. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    That is what I found as well. I ran Nginx in APC on my dev server before I got rid of it.
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  8. Mike Edge

    Mike Edge Formerly Da Bookie Mon

    Same, though both myself and several customers have mentioned the difference when they use Memcache on our shared servers. Even more so on our servers we migrated from Litespeed to Nginx already.
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