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memcached php mysql freebsd

Too many slow queries running on MySQL and some can not be fixed without a major change? Here's a potential solution, cache it!

Step 1) Install memcache, in this case on FreeBSD

1. cd /usr/ports/databases/memcached; make install clean
2. vi /etc/rc.conf, and add memcached_enable="YES"
3. /usr/local/etc/rc.d/memcached start
4. run "netstat -an" to check that a process is listening on TCP 11211
5. cd /usr/ports/databases/pecl-memcache ; make install clean
6. /usr/local/bin/php -i | grep -i 'memcache'
7. Play with memcached in PHP scripts

step 2)
use memcache in your scripts!

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