Simple Memcache In PHP

In the past year or so i have been using caching more and more. It has become a massive part of my job, and pretty much the whole site depends on it, and without it things would start to fall over very quickly.

Here is a basic example of using Memcache in PHP:

$cache = new Memcache;
$cache->connect('', 11211);

function getPosts()  
    $cache_key = 'getPosts';
    $posts = $cache->get($cache_key);

    if ($posts === false) {
        $posts = DB::query('SELECT * FROM posts');
        $cache->set($cache_key, $posts);

    return $posts;