Memcached PHP Sessions

Mon Feb 5 16:06:10 UTC 2007

My 0.02EUR for large web sites...

Load balancers aren't without problems, and often have problems maintaining sessions for a long time.

Plus session handling has a large impact on load-balancer CPU, and a CPU-starved load-balancer has an impact on all your HTTP traffic (even the one that does not need sessions, ie static content).

I would trust a load-balancer as much as memcache to maintain sessions...

> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : memcached-bounces at 
> [mailto:memcached-bounces at] De la part de howard chen
> Envoyé : lundi 5 février 2007 16:47
> À : Aaron Kalsnes
> Cc : memcached at
> Objet : Re: Memcached PHP Sessions
> just my $0.02...
> do you think that you really need to store session in memcached?
> why not use a TCP level load balacer, e.g. HA proxy...which should do
> this job better...
> howa

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