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Caching Output in PHP

, 23 Dec 2009
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High-traffic sites can often benefit from caching of pages, to save processing of the same data over and over again.

Using the Code

Put the first function cache_start in the beginning of php script and the second cache_end in the end of script.
$_time : cache time
$dir : directory to cache files
function cache_start($_time, $dir)
  $cachefile = $dir.'/'.sha1($_SERVER['REQUEST_URI']).'.html';
  $cachetime = $_time;
  if(file_exists($cachefile) && (time( )-$cachetime < filemtime($cachefile)))
function cache_end($dir)
  $cachefile = $dir.'/'.sha1($_SERVER['REQUEST_URI']).'.html';
  $fp = fopen($cachefile, 'w');
  fwrite($fp, ob_get_contents());


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