View Full Version : php: cache files on a remote server ?

07-12-2004, 12:40 PM

If I have 2 servers (A and B) - is it possible to run a script on server A which reads/writes cache files from/to server B?

so server B would be my "cache-server"...

does anyone know a class that can do this?

up until now I used cacheLite and had the cache on the same server as the script...

It would be perfect if I could make cacheLite work the way I want. Actually I think it should be possible. Cache Lite uses the "opendir" function.

the documentation says:

As of PHP 4.3.0 path can also be any URL which supports directory listing, however only the file:// URL wrapper supports this in PHP 4.3.

do I specifiy the path like that?
$cachDir = 'file://www.domain.com/dircetory';

my tests don't work...

any Input would be great!

07-12-2004, 05:26 PM
You can't write files to another server. You would have to do this another way. I would suggest an FTP method. PHP has FTP functionality (http://us2.php.net/manual/en/ref.ftp.php) built in.

07-12-2004, 08:48 PM
You can write to a remote MySQL server as well, that'd be another method.

Although really, the speed benefits from caching will likely be erased by moving the cache to another server.