Is memcached a good way to store session share ammong web servers?

Marcus Bointon marcus at
Mon Nov 13 10:08:06 UTC 2006

On 13 Nov 2006, at 10:03, Peter Bengtson wrote:

> You don't need to resort to other software. Simply set up a  
> separate instance of memcache and configure it never to evict data  
> using a simple command line option. Very simple to do, and very  
> reliable. And it does not require any additional software.

Well, memcache will still evict data if it runs out of memory, and if  
it is restarted, all data is lost. Sharedance suffers neither of  
these problems. Admittedly, you can store a lot of typical sessions  
in a couple of gigs!

Marcus Bointon
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