I’m developing a site in PHP which has some complex SQL queries and I would like to implement a caching feature to reduce the load on the database.
I’m just wondering would it be better to write and read HTML directly to a file or perhaps create something like a YAML file with a delimiter to separate records then wrap it in HTML with a function?
My thinking is that this would allow user options (for example, number of records to display) to be applied to the request.
Any advice / suggestions appreciated.
Use any of these for caching backends:
and use Zend_Cache for a unified interface to them
Whether to use full page caching or partial caching depends on your specific UseCases. Usually, your application will have a mix of both.
Although I’ve never personally used it before, there is a PEAR package for caching. Consider it amongst other options like Zend_Cache.
You can implement caching on multiple places in your application:
You might want to take a look at Zend Cache
I usually store the result of the SQL queries somewhere (depending on what you are looking for, i.e. sometimes is caching it in $_SESSION ok (user related data), sometimes it’s not (big resultsets for not user dependant queries) and then my class just checks if the cache exists and continues accordingly.