I am using a wordpress installation on
Ubuntu 16 Nginx Php-fpm (latest version)
I intend to use W3 total cache for caching purposes and was wondering whether I should be going for Memcached or APC ?
Any experiences to share?
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Exactly our setup. Well, APC is dead as others have commented. On ubuntu, officially killed since Ubuntu 14.
You're left with mainly two mainstream options:
Memcached: fantastic and fast as a simple key/value store. Works on windows too.
Redis: same as above but considerably slower if you just need a simple key/value store. Redis has far more options though, with rich data, pub/sub, etc. Said to work on windows, but we haven't tested.
From our experience, Memcached is great, easy to implement and because it works on windows, it allows our developers to keep a complete windows development stack locally on their workstations/laptop without servers or virtual machines.