File-Based Extension to the WordPress Object Cache

WordPress 2.5 has just been released, and has users are quickly finding out, file-based object caching has been removed from this release.

We’ve just released another extension to the WordPress object cache mechanism, supplementing our existing plugins for adding eAccelerator and XCache support to WordPress’s object caching features.

NeoSmart Technologies’ File-Based object caching extension for WordPress re-implements the cache-to-disk object caching feature of WordPress 2.0 through to 2.2. NeoSmart Technologies is also committed to the maintenance and support of the file-based caching mechanism.

Please be careful with the use of this plugin. It’s been disabled in the default WordPress codebase since WordPress 2.1 as a result of certain shared webhosts complaining of increased disk I/O access and thrashing when WordPress is subjected to extreme load times (as in the event of a Digg or Slashdot attack); so make sure your disk is fast enough to make it worth using this extension.

NeoSmart Technologies advises the use of one of the memory-based caching extensions (below) for all WordPress users on dedicated servers.

Download: File-Based Object Cache Extension

Full List of WordPress Object-Caching Extensions

7 thoughts on “File-Based Extension to the WordPress Object Cache

  1. I uploaded this as noted, but it doesn’t show in my list of plugins? It’s in the right directory. Any ideas? Any documentation for this plugin?

  2. When i try to install the object-cache, i’m getting the following error:

    Fatal error: Cannot redeclare wp_cache_add() (previously declared in /home/www/blogoff.de/wp-includes/cache.php:24) in /home/www/blogoff.de/wp-content/object-cache.php on line 22

  3. Me again :)
    Found the reason for the error above. It was my own fault, because i had changed something in wp-settings.php, that i shouldnt have.. :-S
    You can delete both of my comments if you want..

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