Questions about caching in Vanilla
I run a Vanilla forum under 188.8.131.52 and recently i reached about 2.500 Visitors a day with some hundred users. I'm looking for a caching integration but i'm totally plain regarding Vanillas capability in this field. The overall server load is around 4% but 2-3 times a day the server load peaks and it seems like the database drops out, returning within 1-2 minutes. The server crashes.
I'm in talks with my hoster and we decided to add a 60 GB SSD for the Database and might use a caching that is supported by Vanilla. I've read through several threads and it seems that Vanilla supports "Memcached" and "APC", although i do not get all the technical details. Ok, then there is Nginx, which was stated by some, improves Vanillas performance as well, but my hoster is not providing this for a managed server of my size.
My idea now was to let the hoster install "Memcached" and add the SSD and then monitor what happens. But here might be more smarter ideas from you or in articles i should dive into to get the best out of it. Would be great if you can point me to some things. Thanx
Intel® Core™ i3-2100, 2 x 3,1GHz Processor, Hyper-Threading
4 GB RAM
1 TB SATA (RAID 1)
Btw: i came across this article: