What exactly is Memcached? What is the reason for its rising popularity among people who maintain databases?
Memcached is a widely used distributed memory object caching platform, which can improve the loading speed and the overall performance of your websites substantially in case 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 when a client searches for a particular product on your site, for example, the database will not have to be accessed to display the results and the entire operation will be performed noticeably quicker. This is valid for all types of database-powered apps and not only for online stores, since every time a specific web page is opened, the app connects to its database to fetch the data that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your website open much faster, but it will also produce much less server load. If any content in the database is modified, the cached responses will also be updated, so the users will not see any out-of-date info.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
You can use the Memcached data caching system with all Linux cloud hosting
offered by us. It is available as an upgrade, which you can activate with only a couple of clicks via your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It requires a PHP extension, which is already installed on our cloud website hosting platform, so you can start using Memcached the moment you order it. The upgrade is divided into two parts, which will give you more freedom depending on the sites that you wish to use it for. The first part specifies 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 memory, in other words – to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can order more memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you’ve added, the more content will be cached, which may be a good idea for busy sites with large databases and many concurrent visitors. In this way, you can increase the overall performance of every script-based website hosted on our servers without any effort.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you obtain one of our semi-dedicated server
plans, you will find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades part of your Hepsia Control Panel, so if you would like to use it for any of the Internet sites hosted in your account, you can add it with just a few clicks. The content caching platform is perfect for any script-powered application like Joomla™
, WordPress, or even a custom-developed application, and based on your demands, you will be able to select two different things – how many Internet sites will use Memcached, i.e. the number of instances; and how much information will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory that the platform will use. The two features are not bound to each other, so if you have a traffic-intensive Internet site with lots of data, you can order one instance and a large amount of system memory. Memcached will increase the performance of your sites soon after you enable it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy much better loading speeds.
Memcached in VPS Hosting
You’ll get Memcached with each of the virtual private server
plans that we’re offering in case you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the distributed memory object caching platform through the Control Panel section with the very same name. The configuration takes several mouse clicks and you will distinguish the difference in the performance of your Internet sites almost momentarily. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use to cache info depends on the given VPS package that you’ve chosen, but at any rate it will be at least several hundred megabytes, which is quite enough even for several high-demand sites. You can use Memcached with Internet sites driven by WordPress, Joomla™
or any other Internet application and lower the load on your VPS server, which will allow you to continue using the current VPS plan instead of upgrading to a more powerful one, as you simply won’t need it. Memcached is already being used by popular websites like Reddit, Wikipedia and Zynga, which is an evidence of its efficiency.
Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting
If you order one of our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages
and if you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel on the order form, you will get the Memcached content caching platform by default and you can set it up for each site that you host on the server without installing or upgrading anything. It will begin storing content as people open your site, so you’ll detect the effects of using it shortly after that. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the caching platform is 3 GB and normally, the more powerful the dedicate server plan, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will allow you to use the platform for plenty of websites or for a very popular website without compromising its efficacy. Memcached will enable you to accelerate the load speed of any database-powered site in no time – a Joomla™
portal, a WordPress online diary, an OpenCart e-store, etcetera, and to boost the performance of your server.