JotCache 5.0.RC with memcached storage and other new features

Development of JotCache reacts on requirements comming from forum discussions and practical experience with  thousands of Joomla web sites. Newest developed major version of JotCache is ver.5.0 primarily prepared for Joomla 3.3. New features covers following areas :

  • Multisite operation
  • Use of memcached (server) as cache storage
  • Extended URL caching rules (include/exclude general mode, using logical AND in rule expressions)
  • Cache Operation Modes (previous Browser Split) with possibility for each browser category (incl. phones, tablets) to select own operation mode - exclude from caching, use common cache (for different browser categories) or use individual cache

Now look on memcached server used as JotCache cache storage. General meaning about using different storages for caching can be expressed as :

Local disk caching is faster than using a local memcached (due to communication performed via TCP/IP protocol), and much faster than using a remote memcached server (TCP/IP connections with network latency).

Memcached storage for JotCache requires :

    Memcached server (service on Windows) which usually listening on port 11211
    PHP module memcache (lighter, oldier solution) or PHP module memcached (newer solution)

Memcached settings in JotCache are independent from global cache setting in Joomla and they are defined on storage tab of JotCache plugin edit form :

 jotcache-plugin-memcache-params

More informations about new JotCache version you can find on JotCache 5.0 Help.

Download is available in pre-release section.

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