I just installed varnish and memcache on my server. Varnish works great but I don't really know how memcache should perform. I can't see any improvements for authenticated users.

I turned on memcache statistics and saw that it is working but I can't see a noticeable improvements in the page loading time.

Any ideas on how I can improve performance for authenticated users for an existing website?

Thanks, M.

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    Improving performance for authenticated users is a non-trivial topic, and you're unlikely to get "a good answer" without breaking the question down significantly. The solution will vary from site to site.
    – Letharion
    Oct 25, 2012 at 17:35
  • did you try cloudflare.com? the basic account is free and has some very good caching. how much is the cache filled of memcache?
    – user4245
    Oct 25, 2012 at 19:48
  • Hmm..I noticed something similar or to say memcache hurting page load times - serverfault.com/questions/445223/… Nov 4, 2012 at 14:40

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I recommend you to try/use Authcache module


Make sure to configure it with memcache by adding the following line in your settings file

$conf['cache_inc'] = './modules/authcache/api/authcache.inc';

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