memcached vs squid

Ivan Krstic krstic at
Wed Nov 9 11:57:53 PST 2005

Daryn Nakhuda wrote:
> Any opinions or stong arguments for one or the other?  I’ve used both
> heavily in the past and can really think of pros/cons for either.

If you use memcached for this, you need an extra layer of interpreted or
executed logic between memcached and the web server for each request you
process. Squid doesn't need one, so I expect it would be faster in this

On the other hand, last I checked (which was a long while ago), Squid
didn't easily do fault-tolerant distributed caches, so if you need that
kind of functionality, memcached is the way to go.

Ivan Krstic <krstic at> | 0x147C722D

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