Using php5-memcached to store sessions on distributed servers

This article is an extension of the previous article about storing sessions in Memcached with PHP. Using Memcached for sessions storage is generally a matter of speed (storing them in memory is faster than on disk) and of scalability (using a Memcached server allows you to have several web servers serving the same PHP application in a seamless way). In the previous article, we mentioned (3 years ago) that the php5-memcached extension did not seem to manage the storage of sessions quite well, or at least t

Using Chamilo juju charm to setup a dev environment on Digital Ocean

If you're in a hurry/on speed, know this:
  • this procedure is slightly more difficult (so longer) than installing the charm on Amazon
  • you can skip directly to "Installing Juju"
  • if you already have juju installed, you can skip to the last 2 lines of the "Installing juju" section
  • if you already have juju-docean installed and configured, you can skip directly to "Provisioning VMs"
  • otherwise, just continue reading, it's worth a few minutes...
This tutorial regroups a lot of advanced notions, so if you want to know more about one of the follo