Introducing MemChat: Open source group chat framework in PHP supporting Memcached, APC, SQLite, Flat Files and MySQL

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MemChat is an open source group chat framework for personal and enterprise level websites. Written in PHP, MemChat can be configured to run with Memcached, APC, SQLite, Flat files and MySQL as it's storage engine. With memcached, APC and Flat files serving as temporary storages and MySQL, SQLites being permanent storage engines. MemChat uses MemBurger API for storing all the incoming messages in the storage engine. MemBurger is an open source PHP wrapper for all the storage engines mentioned above providing Collapsed Forwarding and Stale-While-Revalidate functionality. MemChat can also be configured to notify the site owners at various event handlers...

MySQL Query Cache, WP-Cache, APC, Memcache – What to choose

Posted 44 CommentsPosted in PHP, Scalability
Hello Cache Freaks, Ever since I changed my job (from Business Intelligence to Web development) and started working with my present employer, I have had a chance to work on a lot of scalable projects. From making my project to scale from 20 Million PV's to 100 Million PV's to development of an internal tool, the answer to all scalable applications have been caching. There are a lot of caching techniques which are being employed by sites worldwide. WP-Cache used in wordpress - a file system based caching mechanismAPC Cache - an opcode based caching systemMemcache - an in memory...