What precisely is Memcached? What is the reason for its rising level of popularity among users who take care of databases?
Memcached is a caching system, which has been gaining in popularity lately thanks to its effectiveness. It’s used to cache requests and responses between a database and the app that’s using it, which can enhance the overall performance of your Internet site and lessen the produced load tremendously. Every time a web page on an application-powered website is visited, the application connects to the database and "asks" what information should be displayed, and then pulls it. With Memcached, these steps are skipped, since the platform has already cached all of the content that should be shown on a specific web page. When any content is changed, the Memcached content is updated too, so the users will never end up seeing old content. Memcached is an ideal option for every site that lures lots of viewers, since it will make it extremely fast and will improve the user experience.
Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting
Memcached comes as an optional upgrade with every Linux cloud website hosting plan
that we are offering and you will be able to begin using it the moment you order it, since the PHP extension that it requires so as to perform properly is already installed on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform. You can request the upgrade via the Hepsia Control Panel, which is available with each web hosting package and a brand new section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the instances and the amount of system memory, so as to offer you more freedom. The first one shows the number of the sites which can use Memcached, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 16 megabytes, specifies the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A traffic-heavy website with a large-sized database may need more memory so as to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so if you’d like to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any given moment with several mouse clicks.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can add the Memcached caching platform to any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans
that we are offering and use its full capacity for any script-powered site hosted on our servers. The upgrade is accessible through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can choose two features – the number of instances and the amount of memory. These things show the number of the websites that can use the Memcached caching platform and the amount of memory that it will use to cache your data. You can choose them independently, since one instance is not bound to a specific amount of memory, so you can use lots of memory for one traffic-consuming Internet site, for instance. This feature is available in increments of 16 MB and you can get as much memory as you wish. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-driven site regardless of its nature, including those based on popular Internet apps like Drupal™
, WordPress or Joomla™
, and plenty of companies such as Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to boost the speed of their sites.
Memcached in VPS Servers
When you purchase a VPS server
from us, you’ll be able to use Memcached at no additional cost, as the data caching platform is offered with all Virtual Private Servers that are ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you’ve got data-heavy sites, you can optimize their overall performance without effort and the lowered load on your VPS server will allow you to keep your current Virtual Private Server hosting package rather than moving to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that the Memcached caching platform can use to store data depends on the plan that you are using, but even with a low-end one, you’ll have no less than several hundred MB, which is considerably more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared hosting plan, so the website performance boost will be incredible. You can use Memcached with any database-powered web application, no matter if you have created it yourself or you’re using a ready-made one such as WordPress, Joomla™
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Memcached is available free of charge with all Linux dedicated servers
that we’re offering and the sole requirement is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the memory caching system for any database-powered Internet site, including those that are based on widely used Internet applications – for instance, a WordPress personal weblog or a Joomla™
-driven social networking website. Each dedicated server comes with a given amount of system memory that Memcached can use, but the minimum you’ll get is 3 gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to accelerate the loading speed of extremely busy websites greatly, as this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached information. The Memcached system will start caching data the moment it is activated, so soon after that, you will note the optimized performance of your websites and the reduced load on the dedicated machine. A lot of sites use Memcached to boost their efficiency, including popular ones such as Reddit and Wikipedia.