What precisely is Memcached? What is the reason for its rising recognition among users who take care of databases?
Memcached is a widely used data caching platform, which can improve the speed and the performance of your websites considerably if they use an API or a database. This is accomplished by caching the requests to the database/API and the replies that are delivered, so if someone searches for a particular product on your Internet site, for example, the database will not have to be accessed to show the results and the whole task will be executed noticeably quicker. This goes for all kinds of database-powered applications and not only for online shopping portals, since anytime a page is visited, the app sends a query to its database to fetch the content that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your website open noticeably faster, but it will also generate much less server load. If any data in the database is edited, the cached replies will also be ‘refreshed’, so the visitors will not see any old info.
Memcached in Shared Hosting
You can take advantage of the Memcached caching system with all shared hosting
offered by us. It’s offered as an upgrade, which you can activate with just a couple of clicks through your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It requires an extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud platform, so you can start using Memcached as soon as you order it. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts, which will give you more freedom depending on the websites that you would like to use it for. The first one defines the number of the sites that will use Memcached, or the so-called ‘instances’, whereas the second one refers to the system memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can get more system memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you’ve added, the more data will be cached, which may be an exceptionally good idea for traffic-heavy sites with large-sized databases and many simultaneous visitors. Thus, you can boost the loading speed of every script-driven site hosted on our servers without effort.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you acquire any of our semi-dedicated server
plans, you will find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades part of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you’d like to use it for any of the websites hosted in the account, you can activate it with only a couple of clicks. The object caching platform is suitable for any script-based software application like Joomla™
, WordPress, or even a tailor-made application, and depending on your necessities, you’ll be able to choose two separate things – how many Internet sites will use Memcached, i.e. the number of instances; and how much info will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory that the platform will use. The two things are not bound to each other, so if you have a popular Internet site with a lot of content, you can get one instance and a larger amount of memory. The Memcached platform will increase the overall performance of your sites shortly after you enable it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy much better load speeds.
Memcached in VPS Servers
You will get Memcached with any of the VPS server
packages that we’re offering if you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel and you will be able to activate the object caching platform through the Control Panel section with the exact same name. The configuration requires a couple of mouse clicks and you’ll detect the difference in the overall performance of your sites almost momentarily. The amount of system memory that Memcached can employ to cache data depends on the particular VPS hosting package that you have selected, but at any rate it will be at least several hundred MB, which is quite enough even for multiple resource-hungry sites. You can use the Memcached platform with sites driven by Joomla™
, WordPress or any other web-based app and lower the load on your server, which will allow you to keep using the current VPS plan rather than migrating to a more powerful one, since you simply won’t need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by famous websites like Wikipedia, Zynga and Reddit, which confirms its efficacy.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Each dedicated server
ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can start using the content caching system as soon as your server is fully ready, without the need to install or upgrade anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can use depends on the very server that you have chosen, but since our servers are exceptionally powerful and considering the fact that it’s likely that you will host resource-consuming sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use is 3 GB. This will enable you to improve the performance of extremely heavy websites effortlessly and you will observe the difference soon after Memcached starts caching database requests. You can take advantage of the system with any database-powered site, including those based on famous Content Management Systems such as Joomla™