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my local.xml


/var/cache is still filling up

memachced is running

memcache 2685 0.0 0.3 351888 26152 ? Sl 08:07 0:19 /usr/bin/memcached -m 64 -p 11211 -u memcache -l

How do i know its working? I notice no speed increases.

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Memcache won't improve performance unless you had severe I/OWait issues to begin with. You'll see an improvement with artificial performance tests like Siege / MagePerfTest for concurrency, but otherwise, no discernable difference to overall page load time.

./var/cache will continue to fill up with cache tags (not cache data), see

You can force caching without tags by setting the slow back end to memcache, see

Just change the socket information to tcp/ip




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Try to look memcache stats on server with command

echo stats | nc 11211
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How can I see from stats if memcache is actually caching something? – Martinsos Nov 20 '14 at 21:40

There are many possibilities to check if your server is working as expected. One solution is, that you use a control panel to see the plain stored data. This can also help You with debugging your future application.

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