What precisely is Memcached? What is the reason for its increasing recognition among users who take care of databases?
Memcached is a popular caching system, which can boost the loading 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 returned, so if somebody conducts a search for a specific product on your Internet site, for instance, the database will not have to be accessed to show the results and the whole task will be performed much quicker. This goes for all kinds of database-powered applications and not only for shopping portals, since anytime a particular web page is visited, the app sends a database request to get the content that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your site load much faster, but it will also create much less server load. If any data in the database is changed, the cached responses will also be ‘refreshed’, so the visitors won’t see any old info.
Memcached in Shared Web Hosting
Memcached is offered as an upgrade with each shared web hosting service
offered by our company and you can begin using it once you activate it, since the extension that it requires so as to run correctly is pre-installed on our avant-garde cloud platform. You can order the upgrade from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes bundled with every web hosting package and a brand new section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the instances and the amount of memory, so as to give you more flexibility. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that can use Memcached, whereas the second one, which is offered in increments of 16 MB, indicates the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A popular Internet site with a very large database may require more memory in order to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so in case you wish to upgrade this service, you will be able to do it at any given point with a couple of clicks.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you decide to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server
account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, since the platform’s activation requires several clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel. The required PHP extension is already installed on our servers, so you can start using the Memcached caching platform the moment you add it to your account. You will be able to choose how many Internet sites can use it and how much info it will cache, in other words – there’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your sites becomes very busy, for example, you can always order more memory. Our system is exceptionally flexible in this regard and we don’t tie a specific number of instances to a fixed amount of system memory. You can take advantage of Memcached to accelerate any script-powered Internet site, including those based on widely used apps, such as WordPress or Joomla™
Memcached in VPS Servers
If you obtain a VPS server
from our company, you’ll be able to use Memcached at no extra price, as the object caching platform is offered with all Virtual Private Servers ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. Even if you own busy websites, you will be able to improve their performance with ease and the lowered load on your Virtual Private Server will allow you to keep using your current Virtual Private Server package instead of upgrading to a more powerful one. The amount of memory that Memcached can use to cache info depends on the package that you’re using, but even with a low-end one, you’ll get no less than several hundred MB, which is considerably more than what you’d get with a shared web hosting plan, so the website performance boost will be great. You can use Memcached with any database-powered web application, regardless of whether you’ve written it on your own or you’re using a ready-for-use one like WordPress, OpenCart or Joomla™
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Memcached is available free of charge with all dedicated service
that we offer and the one and only condition is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the distributed memory object caching system for any database-driven site, including those based on widely used Internet applications – for example, a WordPress personal diary or a Joomla™
-driven community site. Each dedicated machine is tied to a certain amount of memory that the Memcached caching system can use, but the minimum amount you’ll get is three gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to boost the speed of extremely large sites tremendously, as this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached information. The system will start storing data once it is enabled, so shortly thereafter, you’ll notice the optimized overall performance of your websites and the decreased load on your server. Numerous sites use the Memcached system to boost their efficacy, among them famous ones like Wikipedia and Reddit.