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#9914 closed Question/How do I...? (worksforme)

File Cache Drupal (7) Module: is it authorized on members sites?

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I recently added the drupal 7 module File Cache to two websites on chelsea and ossie. I have a very subjective impression it improved the responsiveness. I made a quick install in a tmp dir. Does MayFirst authorize the use of such a module?

It looks to use about 2.5 Mo on some simple drupal 7 sites.

Is it better to use hard drive filesystem or memory filesystem as mentioned by module authors?

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I am looping Ross in to help answer your question.

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Wow! This is awesome information, thank you for discovering this module! I would say, to answer your question, that it's always better to store in memory than on disk, except when you're using a shared server. That said with a flat file cache stored on disk rather than in the database, you should see some definitive improvement. This sounds like a great discovery, and yes, by all means use this module.

The only caveat is that you should use your own custom created tmp directory to avoid running into conflicts with other users of the server.

Again thanks for the discovery, I'm going to start experimenting with the module now.


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