Brad Fitzpatrick brad at
Sat Apr 28 05:49:07 UTC 2007


This is actually a great question for the list.  I don't know any
technical details about MediaTemple's grid architecture, other than what's
on their marketing pages (which isn't too technical).

Anybody know more about MediaTemple and what it'd take for them to let
users run memcached?

- Brad

On Fri, 27 Apr 2007, Kyle Brady wrote:

> Hi,
> Sorry to bother you, but I have a question not related to debugging or using
> memcached, and so that's why I thought I'd email the 'source'.
> I'm currently using hosting from, and it's what they call a
> 'grid-server'...basically it's a grid-computing configuration designed for
> server use.
> I contacted them about whether memcached was installed, and their answer was
> no.  I asked if they could install it, and their answer was no, on the
> grounds that memcached does not port / work on a "gridserver"
> (grid-computing scheme).
> Is this true?  If so, is there any reason why it won't work?  I'm interested
> because I'm building a web application that is heavily MySQL dependent, all
> coded in PHP, and I need some sort of caching / optimization... and I know
> that memcached is used on many many large and very popular web applications.
> Again, sorry for the direct email.
> Thanks, and I look forward to your reply.

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