memcache PHP session handler redundancy

Sascha Braun - CEO at Braun Networks sascha at
Wed Jul 25 20:25:23 UTC 2007

Here Dude, I found a nice class for doing database
driven session handling in php5 on the web. It was
open source, so I can easely send you the improved
version with memcached support.

But the memcached function to load or store data
into memcache you will still write on your own,
because its only supporting my application model.

Best Regards,


Am Mittwoch, den 25.07.2007, 13:07 -0700 schrieb mike:
> On 7/25/07, Martin Minka <martin.minka at> wrote:
> > The session handler is using power of more memcache servers to store
> > sessions, but it does not support redundancy and in case that one of
> > this memcache servers is lost, some sessions are lost.
> i use a database (mysql) for this.
> memcached imho is too volatile (by design) for me. unless session data
> does not change too often and i can issue the reads into the cache, i
> wouldn't bother personally. perhaps for a site with millions of users
> though. not sure. you might have to look into a hybrid method of
> committing to both places in the off chance you restart memcached, the
> data is pushed out due to LRU, etc.
> (biggest thing is user experience and how important the data is in the
> session store)
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