Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

How safe is using TMPFS for my ecommerce portal ? Now one question i have in mind: As TMPFS will serve the ram for all work and it will save files in the temporary areas, so is it possible to save those stuffs in asusual ways websites do.

As i am a novice: I am clearing what i mean to say:

Normally if a user uses a php page and posts something in the website ,then the data is saved in the web-page, but what happens for TMPFS ? Kindly brief me about it . So that i can take the advantage of it, properly.

Thank you!

share|improve this question
up vote 1 down vote accepted

tmpfs is no more or less than a RAM disk.

When your server stops or reboots, any data previously in tmpfs will disappear.

share|improve this answer
(so, no, for god's sake don't use it for your ecommerce portal) – MikeyB Jul 12 '10 at 20:32
Then why Magento is reffering to use this ?? You can google it. – Zahir Jul 13 '10 at 5:24
They say to use it for cache - which is by definition something that can go away at any time. So by all means go ahead and use it for the cache directory. – MikeyB Jul 13 '10 at 13:41

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.