What precisely is Memcached? What is the reason for its growing popularity among users who manage databases?
Memcached is a memory caching system, which has been gaining popularity in recent years owing to its efficiency. It is used to cache queries and responses between a database and the app that is using it, which can boost the performance of your Internet site and reduce the generated load immensely. Every time a web page on an application-powered site is opened, the application connects to the database and "asks" what info should be shown, and then drags it. With Memcached, these steps are skipped, as the platform has already cached all of the content that should show up on a particular web page. When any data is modified, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ too, so the visitors will never end up seeing old data. Memcached is a perfect option for every website that has numerous viewers, as it will make it amazingly fast and will improve the overall user experience.
Memcached in Shared Hosting
You can make use of the Memcached object caching system with all Linux shared hosting plans
that we offer. It is offered as an upgrade, which you can activate with just a few clicks of the mouse through your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It needs an extension, which is already installed on our cloud website hosting platform, so you can begin using the Memcached caching system once you order it. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts, which will give you more freedom depending on the Internet sites that you would like to use it for. The first one reveals the number of the sites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the so-called ‘instances’, while the second one is related to the memory, in other words – to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can add more system memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you have, the more content will be cached, which may be a good idea for heavy-traffic websites with large databases and lots of users. In this way, you can optimize the performance 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 feature in the Upgrades part of the Hepsia Control Panel, so if you wish to use it for any of the Internet sites hosted in the account, you can activate it with just a few clicks. The caching platform is suitable for any script-powered web app like Joomla™
, WordPress, or even a custom-developed application, and based on your requirements, you’ll be able to select two different features – how many Internet sites will use the Memcached platform, in other words – the number of instances; and how much info will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory that the platform will employ. The two things are not tied to each other, so if you own a traffic-intensive Internet site with a lot of content, you can get one instance and a larger amount of system memory. The Memcached caching platform will accelerate the performance of your websites shortly after you activate it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy better loading times.
Memcached in VPS Servers
You’ll get Memcached with each of the VPS server
plans offered by us in case you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you will be able to activate the memory caching platform through the Control Panel section with the exact same name. The activation requires a couple of clicks of the mouse and you will detect the difference in the performance of your Internet sites almost immediately. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use to store data depends on the given Virtual Private Server hosting package that you have picked, but in any case it will not be less than several hundred MB, which is quite enough even for multiple traffic-heavy sites. You can use the Memcached platform with Internet sites based on Joomla™
, WordPress or any other application and decrease the load on your server, which will enable you to keep using the current plan rather than migrating to a more powerful one, as you will simply not need it. Memcached is already being used by popular websites like Zynga, Wikipedia and Reddit, which is an evidence of its efficiency.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
When you order any of our dedicated web hosting plans
and if you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel during the signup process, you’ll get the Memcached memory caching platform by default and you can activate it for each site that you host on your dedicated machine without upgrading or installing anything. It will begin storing info as users access your site, so you will detect the result of using it soon after that. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the Memcached platform is 3 gigabytes and naturally, the more powerful the package, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will allow you to use the platform for plenty of Internet sites or for a very large site without weakening its effectiveness. The Memcached platform will allow you to accelerate the loading speed of any database-powered Internet site very quickly – a Joomla™
portal, a WordPress personal journal, an OpenCart e-store, etc., and to enhance the overall performance of your server.