What exactly is Memcached? What is the reason for its expanding recognition among people who maintain databases?
Memcached is a distributed memory caching platform, which is used to improve the overall performance of database-driven sites by caching the requests and the replies between the website visitor and the server. To put it differently, every time a given web page on such a site is requested, the script queries its database to get the info that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a hyperlink to visit a different page, the entire operation is carried out again and this generates plenty of database calls and higher load on the server, particularly if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer needs to extract any data from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your site will increase and you’ll enjoy more happy visitors and they’ll be able to browse your website faster. Also, the Memcached platform updates its cache whenever any content in the database is updated, so the users will never end up seeing outdated data.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
If you host script-driven sites in a cloud hosting
account with us, you can add the Memcached distributed memory caching system to your web hosting package with only a few clicks of the mouse through your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available immediately and, since the necessary extension is already installed on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many sites will use Memcached) and to the system memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter is available in increments of 16 MB and you can order as much memory as you want. Naturally, the more memory the Memcached caching system is permitted to use, the more data it will cache, so in case you have a resource-hungry website with a lot of content, you may require more memory in order to be able to make full use of the power that Memcached can offer you.
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, as the caching platform’s activation takes several clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia Control Panel. The required extension is pre-installed on our servers, so you can begin using the Memcached caching platform the moment you add it to your account. You’ll be able to select how many Internet sites can use it and how much data can be cached, i.e. there are two different upgradable features – the number of instances and the memory. You can order more of both, so if one of your websites becomes very busy, for instance, you can always add more memory to it. Our system is extremely flexible in this regard and we don’t tie a particular number of instances to a fixed amount of system memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached caching platform to improve the speed of any script-powered Internet site, including those based on popular software applications, such as WordPress or Joomla™
Memcached in VPS Servers
You will get Memcached with any of the VPS server
plans that we offer in case you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel and you will be able to activate the content caching platform through the section with the same name. The configuration requires a couple of clicks and you’ll notice the difference in the overall performance of your sites almost momentarily. The amount of memory that Memcached can use to cache content depends on the given Virtual Private Server package that you have selected, but in any case it will not be less than several hundred MB, which is quite enough even for multiple content-loaded sites. You can use the Memcached platform with sites powered by Joomla™
, WordPress or any other software application and lower the load on your server, which will enable you to keep using the current plan rather than switching to a more powerful one, as you will simply not need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by popular websites like Wikipedia, Zynga and Reddit, which demonstrates its efficacy.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
You can make use of the full potential of Memcached with every dedicated server
that we’re offering if you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A special section in it is dedicated to the memory caching system and you can start using Memcached for any site hosted on the server with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. You can accelerate the overall performance of any Internet site, no matter what script-based web application you rely on or how popular the website is, as the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 GB and this amount increases considerably with the higher-end dedicated servers. Soon after the system is enabled, it will begin caching content each time someone visits your site, so, once sufficient information has been cached, you will see the decreased load on your server and the enhanced performance of your Internet site. The Memcached system is used by plenty of websites, including popular portals like Zynga, Wikipedia and Reddit, which is an evidence of the effectiveness of the Memcached system.