Are you sure that cacheing database data is the right way to approach the problem? How about using a cron job to write static HTML pages from live data? You could set up such a system to run every few hours or so. I haven't done that in PHP, but it's something I'm looking at doing for a Perl project I'm working on.
It seems to me that the major problem with news sites such as cnn.com or msnbc.com on dates like 9/11 was the sheer number of visitors coming to the site. No matter how the pages were served up, the load was unbearable for the servers. val petruchek wrote: >>Since reading your first post I've been racking my brains/teasing my >> > memory. I'm sure there's an article on one > >>of the popular PHP sites that talks about exactly this: creating a web >> > page dynamically, but serving it as > >>static HTML (ie with no back-end db access per serving). >> > > This idea came to me after September 11 - many news sites were down because > of too many visitors. > Some of them refused from dynamic page generation to survive, because huge > amounts of visitors looked like hacker attack. > > In any case this is obvious solution of a problem ;) > > > Valentin Petruchek (aki Zliy Pes) > http://zliypes.com.ua > mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] > > > > > -- Sliante, Richard S. Crawford mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.mossroot.com AIM: Buffalo2K ICQ: 11646404 Yahoo!: rscrawford MSN: [EMAIL PROTECTED] "It is only with the heart that we see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." --Antoine de Saint Exupery "Push the button, Max!" -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] For additional commands, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To contact the list administrators, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED]