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Re: [SLUG] WordPress & sessions [Was: WordPress, PHP]
- To: Amos Shapira <amos.shapira@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] WordPress & sessions [Was: WordPress, PHP]
- From: justin randell <justin.randell@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 10 May 2010 11:30:07 +1000
- Cc: richard.ibbotson@xxxxxxxxx, slug@xxxxxxxxxxx, Jeff Waugh <jdub@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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On 9 May 2010 09:30, Amos Shapira <amos.shapira@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 8 May 2010 15:48, Jeff Waugh <jdub@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> <quote who="justin randell">
>> > was it a desire to use a non-file based store and an aversion to using
>> > custom session handlers? was it a desire to control the strength of the
>> > cookie hash?
> Without getting into WordPress or the session storage options it
> provides - In principle I'd prefer none-file-based permanent session
> store simply to allow multiple front server to share the load of
> serving any session from any server.
> This usually leads to client-server style databases or things like
> memcachedb in redundant configuration.
yes, every time i see a load-balanced setup with sticky sessions, i
cringe. "i know, now that we've eliminated our single points of
failure, lets do extra work to bring a SPOF back into our redundant
in drupal land, there's been a bit of interest in mongo db for session
(and other) storage, as a lot more of the backend in drupal 7 is
pluggable. some of the people working on porting examiner.com to
drupal 7 released this, which includes using a mongodb session store:
i'm not sold on replacing relational dbs for most things yet, but a
key-value session store seems like a good fit.