What exactly is Memcached? What is the reason for its increasing popularity among people who take care of databases?
Memcached is an object caching system, which has been gaining in popularity lately owing to its efficiency. It’s used to cache requests and replies between a database and the application that is using it, which can enhance the performance of your site and reduce the created server load greatly. Every time a web page on an app-powered website is opened, the application connects to the database and "asks" what information should be shown, and then drags it. With Memcached, these steps are skipped, since the platform has already cached all of the content that should appear on a specific web page. In case any content is changed, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ too, so the site visitors will never end up seeing old data. The Memcached platform is a perfect option for any site that lures plenty of viewers, since it will make it open faster and will improve the user experience.
Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting
You can use Memcached with all cloud web hosting plans
offered by us. It’s available as an optional upgrade, which you can obtain with just a couple of clicks of the mouse through your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It needs a PHP extension, which is already installed on our cloud website hosting platform, so you can start using the Memcached caching system once you add it. The upgrade is divided into two parts, which will give you more freedom depending on the websites that you want to use it for. The first one concerns the number of the sites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the ‘instances’, whereas the second one refers to the memory, i.e. to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can order more memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you’ve added, the more content will be cached, which may be a really good idea for traffic-heavy sites with large databases and plenty of visitors. Thus, you can increase the performance of any script-based website hosted on our cloud servers without effort.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you get one of our semi-dedicated server
packages, you’ll find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you wish to use it for any of the Internet sites hosted in the account, you can add it with just a few mouse clicks. The distributed memory object caching platform is suitable for any script-based software application like WordPress, Joomla™
, or even a custom-developed one, and based on your necessities, you will be able to select two separate features – how many sites will use Memcached, in other words – the number of instances; and how much information will be stored, in other words – the amount of memory that the platform will use. The two things are not tied to each other, so if you own a frequently visited Internet site with lots of content, you can order one instance and a larger amount of system memory. The Memcached caching platform will increase the overall performance of your websites soon after you enable it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy better loading speeds.
Memcached in VPS Servers
You’ll get Memcached with any of the VPS server
plans that we offer if you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the platform through the Control Panel section with the exact same name. The activation requires several clicks and you will distinguish the difference in the performance of your websites almost immediately. The amount of system memory that the Memcached platform can use to cache info depends on the given Virtual Private Server hosting package that you have picked, but at any rate it will not be less than several hundred MB, which is quite enough even for several busy sites. You can use Memcached with Internet sites powered by WordPress, Joomla™
or any other software app and decrease the load on your Virtual Private Server, which will permit you to continue using the current Virtual Private Server plan rather than switching to a more powerful one, since you simply won’t need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by popular websites such as Reddit, Wikipedia and Zynga, which is an evidence of its efficiency.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Each dedicated server
that is ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can start using this data caching system once the server is set up, without needing to activate or upgrade anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can employ depends on the very server that you’ve chosen, but as our servers are incredibly powerful and given the fact that it is likely that you will host resource-heavy sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use will be 3 GB. This will permit you to enhance the overall performance of extremely large sites effortlessly and you’ll observe the difference soon after the Memcached system begins caching database requests. You can take full advantage of the Memcached caching system with any database-powered web page, including those that are based on popular Content Management Systems like WordPress and Joomla™