PHP Memcached Quit (Detailed Guide w/ Code Examples)

Use Case(s)

The 'quit' method in PHP Memcached is typically used when you want to close an established connection with the Memcached server. This situation usually arises when you have finished your operations and no longer need the connection, thus releasing resources.

Code Examples

Let's look at a basic example:

<?php $mem = new Memcached(); $mem->addServer("localhost", 11211); // Perform some operations here... $mem->quit(); ?>

In this code, we create a new instance of the Memcached object and add a server to it using addServer(). After we've executed all necessary operations on the Memcached server, we then close the connection using quit().

Another example could be when using multiple Memcached servers:

<?php $mem = new Memcached(); $mem->addServers(array( array('', 11211), array('', 11211) )); // Perform some operations here... $mem->quit(); ?>

In this case, we're connecting to multiple Memcached servers. After performing the required operations, we use quit() to close connections to all servers.

Best Practices

  1. Always remember to close the connection using quit() once all operations are done. While PHP often automatically closes the connection at the end of script execution, it's good practice to explicitly do so.
  2. The quit() function doesn't provide feedback on success or failure. Hence, ensure that there aren't any operations left before calling it.

Common Mistakes

Not closing the connection: Leaving the connection open unnecessarily can tie up resources and negatively impact performance. Always make sure to close the connection when you're done with it.


Q: Does quit() also clear data from the Memcached server? A: No, the quit() function only closes the connection to the server; it does not delete or clear any data from the server.

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