What exactly is Memcached? What is the reason for its increasing recognition among users who take care of databases?
Memcached is a distributed memory object caching platform, which has been gaining in popularity lately because of its effectiveness. It is used to cache requests and replies between a database and the app that uses it, which can increase the overall performance of your site and decrease the produced server load considerably. Anytime a webpage on an app-powered site is visited, the application connects to the database and "asks" what information should be displayed, and then extracts it. With Memcached, these procedures are skipped, since the platform has already cached all of the content that should appear on a certain page. If any data is modified, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the visitors will never end up seeing old data. The Memcached platform is an ideal choice for any site that draws many viewers, as it will accelerate it and will enhance the user experience.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
You can make use of the Memcached data caching system with all Linux cloud plans
offered by our company. It is offered as an upgrade, which you can acquire with only a couple of clicks of the mouse via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It needs an extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform, so you can start using the Memcached caching system the moment you order it. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts, which will offer you more flexibility depending on the sites that you’d like to use it for. The first part concerns the number of the websites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the ‘instances’, whereas the second one refers to the memory, in other words – to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can add more memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you have ordered, the more data will be cached, which may be a quite good idea for high-demand sites with large-size databases and a lot of visitors. In this way, you can boost the performance of any script-based Internet site hosted on our servers with ease.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can add Memcached to any of the semi-dedicated servers
that we’re offering and make use of its full potential for any script-powered site hosted by us. The upgrade is available through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can choose two things – the number of instances and the memory. These things specify how many websites can use the Memcached platform and the amount of memory that it will use to cache your information. You can select them independently, since one instance is not bound to a specific amount of system memory, so you can use lots of memory for a single resource-hungry Internet site, for example. This upgrade comes in increments of 16 MB and you can order as much memory as you want. The platform can be used with any script-driven site regardless of its type, including those based on popular web applications like Drupal™
, WordPress or Joomla™
, and many companies such as Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to optimize the loading speed of their websites.
Memcached in VPS Servers
You will get Memcached with each of the VPS server
plans that we offer if you select Hepsia as your Control Panel and you will be able to activate the memory caching platform via the section with the very same name. The activation requires several clicks and you will detect the difference in the performance of your sites almost momentarily. The amount of memory that Memcached can take advantage of to store info depends on the given VPS package that you’ve picked, but in any case it won’t be less than several hundred megabytes, which is quite enough even for several resource-consuming Internet sites. You can use the Memcached platform with websites based on Joomla™
, WordPress or any other software app and lower the load on your virtual server, which will enable you to keep using the current VPS plan instead of moving to a more powerful one, as you simply won’t need it. Memcached is already being used by famous websites such as Wikipedia, Zynga and Reddit, which shows its efficacy.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Each dedicated server
that is ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can start using the distributed memory object caching system the moment the server is up and running, without having to upgrade or install anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can use depends on the very server that you have chosen, but as our servers are very powerful and due to the fact that it’s likely that you’ll host resource-heavy Internet sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use is 3 GB. This will allow you to optimize the overall performance of extremely busy Internet sites without effort and you will note the difference soon after the Memcached caching system begins caching database calls. You can take advantage of the Memcached caching system with any database-powered portal, including those based on widely used CMSs such as Joomla™