What precisely is Memcached? What is the reason for its growing popularity among people who maintain databases?
Memcached is a widespread distributed memory object caching system, which can accelerate the loading speed and the performance of your sites drastically in case they use an API or a database. This is accomplished by caching the calls to the API/database and the responses that are returned, so if somebody conducts a search for a particular product on your Internet site, for instance, the database won’t have to be accessed to show the results and the entire task will be completed notably faster. This goes for all types of database-driven apps and not only for e-stores, since every time a specific page is opened, the app sends a query to its database to get the content that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your site open much faster, but it will also produce much less load. If any content in the database is changed, the cached replies will also be updated, so the visitors won’t see any old information.
Memcached in Shared Hosting
The Memcached caching system is available as an optional upgrade with each shared hosting
that we offer and you can start using it once you add it, since the PHP extension that it requires so as to work properly is pre-installed on our avant-garde cloud platform. You can request the upgrade from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with every hosting package and a brand new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the instances and the amount of system memory, so as to offer you more flexibility. The first one shows the number of the websites which can use Memcached, while the second, which is available in increments of 16 MB, indicates the maximum size of the content that can be cached by the system. A busy Internet site with a very large database may require more memory in order to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so if you would like to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any time with a few mouse clicks.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you purchase one of our semi-dedicated server
plans, you will find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades part of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you wish to use it for any of the sites hosted in your semi-dedicated server hosting account, you can enable it with only a couple of clicks. The caching platform is suitable for any script-driven web app like WordPress, Joomla™
, or even a custom one, and based on your requirements, you’ll be able to choose two different features – how many Internet sites will use the Memcached caching platform, in other words – the number of instances; and how much data will be stored, i.e. the amount of system memory that the platform will employ. The two things are not bound to each other, so if you own a traffic-intensive site with lots of data, you can order one instance and a larger amount of memory. Memcached will boost the overall performance of your sites shortly after you enable it and both you and your visitors will enjoy better load times.
Memcached in VPS Web Hosting
You will get Memcached with each of the virtual private server
plans that we are offering if you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you will be able to activate the object caching platform via the section with the exact same name. The setup takes a couple of clicks and you will detect the difference in the performance of your websites almost instantaneously. The amount of memory that the Memcached platform can use to cache content depends on the particular Virtual Private Server plan that you have chosen, but in any case it will be at least several hundred MB, which is quite enough even for multiple high-demand sites. You can use the Memcached platform with websites powered by Joomla™
, WordPress or any other software application and decrease the load on your server, which will permit you to continue using the current Virtual Private Server plan rather than upgrading to a more powerful one, since you simply won’t need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by popular websites like Wikipedia, Zynga and Reddit, which is a confirmation of its efficacy.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting
If you buy one of our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages
and if you choose Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel during the signup procedure, you’ll get the Memcached content caching platform by default and you can activate it for any website that you host on your server without upgrading or installing anything. It will begin caching information as people access your website, so you’ll detect the results of using it shortly after that. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the platform is 3 gigabytes and naturally, the more powerful the plan, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will permit you to use the platform for multiple Internet sites or for a very busy site without compromising its effectiveness. The Memcached caching platform will enable you to accelerate the load speed of any database-powered website in no time – a Joomla™
portal, a WordPress personal journal, an OpenCart web shop, etc., and to enhance the performance of your dedicated machine.