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Hybrid Cache for PHP >= 5.3.x
=============================

Example of usage:

```php
<?php

// require init.php for autoload classes
require('lib/init.php');

use Hybrid\Cache;
// Use other name for no conflicts with Memcache Class
use Hybrid\Storages\Memcache as MemcacheStorage;


// add a MediaStorage to the Cache class:
Cache::addStorageMedia( new MemcacheStorage('localhost') );

// create a cache instance, with an identifier (can be a lot of values):
$cache = Cache::create(__FILE__, 'list top users');

// check if cache exists and is aviable

if ($data = $cache->getCache(true)) {
   // dump cached data
   echo $data;
   // stop the script (or the method, ect)
   exit(0);
} else {
   // set the cache status as "saving" (to avoid duplicating entries)
   $cache->setStatusSaving();
}

// make your heavy processing.... (saving the result in a variable)

// dump the result
echo $result;

// cache the result
$cache->save($result);

```

Multiples storages
------------------

Currently, Hybrid Cache includes drivers for caching on Disk, Memcache
and Redis, but you can extend it creating your own key/value storage
connector, implementing the Hybrid\StorageMedia interface.

Storage instances can be assigned for reading and writing, and you can
have multiple different storage systems.

Replication
-----------

Consider you have the following scenario using Redis:

```
 10.1.30.1   Redis master
       10.1.30.2  Redis replican
       10.1.30.3  Redis replican
       10.1.30.4  Redis replican
       10.1.30.5  Redis replican
```

You can set it up like this:

```php
<?php

use Hybrid\Storages\Redis as RedisStorage;

// Define Redis server for write only (master)
Cache::addStorageMedia( new RedisStorage('10.1.30.1'), Cache::FOR_WRITE );

// Define the rest of servers for read only
Cache::addStorageMedia( new RedisStorage('10.1.30.2'), Cache::FOR_READ );
Cache::addStorageMedia( new RedisStorage('10.1.30.3'), Cache::FOR_READ );
Cache::addStorageMedia( new RedisStorage('10.1.30.4'), Cache::FOR_READ );
Cache::addStorageMedia( new RedisStorage('10.1.30.5'), Cache::FOR_READ );
```

By default, HybridCache uses a hash-based mechanism to balance load on
multiple storage media. In this case, each server will receive the
same amount of petitions. In a replication scenario a random petition
distribution is more effective and HybridCache can try using another
server on the list if the first one doesn't return anything.

To change the balancing method you should change the balanceMethod
property of the instance:

```php
<?php

$cache = Cache::create('key');
$cache->balanceMethod = Cache::B_RANDOM;
```

However, if you wish to apply the change globally for all new
instances of the HybridCache class, you can define a constant:

```php
<?php

define('CACHE_BALANCE_METHOD',Cache::B_RANDOM);
```

Note that the random method is extremely inefficient when there are
several master servers.

Horizontal scalability
----------------------

Horizontal scalability can be achieved with any storage media and
sometimes it's better than replication.

In this case you define a number of storage media and the balancing is
done using a hash generated by the key-value pair. All backend use the
same algorithm, so they will all fetch the cache on the corresponding
storage medium. It is very important to define the storages in the
same order in all the backend servers, since the algorithm is based on
the order and amount of them.

By default HybridCache uses a hash balance method, but if you want to
be sure, you can set it explicitly:

```php
<?php

define('CACHE_BALANCE_METHOD',Cache::B_HASH);
```

To define a scalation array:

```php
<?php

use Hybrid\Storages\Memcache as MemcacheStorage;

Cache::addStorageMedia( new MemcacheStorage('10.1.30.1') );
Cache::addStorageMedia( new MemcacheStorage('10.1.30.2') );
Cache::addStorageMedia( new MemcacheStorage('10.1.30.3') );
Cache::addStorageMedia( new MemcacheStorage('10.1.30.4') );
Cache::addStorageMedia( new MemcacheStorage('10.1.30.5') );
```

***Important: HybridCache doesn't support HA (High Availability) methods
in this scenario yet. We expect to implement failover mechanisms on
future versions.***

Multiple array philosophy
-------------------------

In future versions we're planning to implement groups of arrays that
can combine the efficency of scalability with the fault tolerance of
replication.


Who use it??
============

DePaginas
---------

Website with several sections, web directory, classifieds, news and more

http://depaginas.com.ar


Periodico Tribuna
-----------------

Argentinan digital newspaper  

http://periodicotribuna.com.ar/

uWall.tv
--------

Best artist listed in a wall format. Just pick an artist and discover a new experience :)

http://uWall.tv


Taggify
-------

Ad network with improvents and creatives products.

http://taggify.net


                                                   README fixed by Andres Gattinoni
                                                   http://www.tail-f.com.ar/