What precisely is Memcached? What is the reason for its growing recognition among people who maintain databases?
Memcached is a widely used distributed memory caching platform, which can boost the speed and the overall performance of your sites immensely if they use a database or an API. This is achieved by caching the requests to the API/database and the responses that are returned, so if a user searches for a specific product on your website, for example, the database won’t have to be accessed to return the results and the whole operation will be performed significantly quicker. This is valid for all sorts of database-driven applications and not only for web stores, as every time a web page is accessed, the application connects to its database to fetch the content that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your website load significantly faster, but it will also produce much less load. If any data in the database is modified, the cached replies will also be ‘refreshed’, so the visitors won’t see any out-of-date information.
Memcached in Website Hosting
You can take advantage of the Memcached memory caching system with all Linux website hosting
that we offer. It’s offered as an optional upgrade, which you can order with just a couple of clicks of the mouse via your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It needs a PHP extension, which is already installed on our cloud platform, so you can start using the Memcached caching system as soon as you order it. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts, which will offer you more versatility depending on the Internet sites that you would like to use it for. The first one concerns the number of the Internet sites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the so-called ‘instances’, whereas the second one refers to the system memory, in other words – to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can order more memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you have added, the more content will be cached, which may be a very good idea for frequently visited sites with large-sized databases and a lot of users. In this way, you can accelerate the loading speed of every script-powered site hosted on our servers without efforts.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can add the Memcached distributed memory object caching platform to any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting
offered by us and use its full potential for any script-driven Internet site hosted on our servers. The upgrade is offered through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can select two things – the instances and the amount of memory. These things indicate the number of the websites that can use Memcached and how much memory it will use to store your data. You can choose them independently, since a given instance is not tied to a particular amount of memory, so you can use a lot of memory for one large-sized Internet site, for example. This upgrade is available in increments of 16 MB and you can get as much memory as you like. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-driven website irrespective of its nature, including those that are based on widespread Internet apps like WordPress, Joomla™
, and many companies such as Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to enhance the loading speed of their sites.
Memcached in VPS
If you purchase a virtual private server
from our company, you will be able to use Memcached at no additional fee, as the caching platform is offered with all VPSs that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. Even if you manage content-loaded websites, you’ll be able to boost their overall performance with ease and the lowered load on the VPS server will permit you to continue using your current VPS plan instead of upgrading to a more powerful one. The amount of memory that Memcached can use to store information depends on the package that you are using, but even with a lower-end one, you will get at least several hundred MB, which is significantly more than what you’d get with a shared web hosting plan, so the website performance boost will be immense. You can take advantage of the Memcached platform with any database-driven application, regardless of whether you have developed it yourself or you’re using a ready-to-use one like Joomla™
, OpenCart or WordPress.
Memcached in Dedicated Hosting
Memcached comes for free with all Linux dedicated hosting
that we’re offering and the one and only requirement is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the object caching system for any database-powered website, including those that are based on popular web-based applications – for instance, a WordPress online journal or a Joomla™
-powered community portal. Each dedicated server comes with a particular amount of system memory that the Memcached system can employ, but the minimum amount you’ll get is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough to boost the speed of very popular sites enormously, as this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached content. The system will begin caching content as soon as it is activated, so shortly thereafter, you will distinguish the optimized performance of your websites and the decreased load on the dedicated machine. Numerous Internet sites use Memcached to increase their effectiveness, including famous ones such as Reddit and Wikipedia.