What precisely is Memcached? What is the reason for its expanding recognition among users who maintain databases?
Memcached is a famous content caching system, which can improve the loading speed and the performance of your websites greatly if they use a database or an API. This is accomplished by caching the calls to the API/database and the replies that are delivered, so if a user searches for a given product on your site, for instance, the database won’t have to be accessed to display the results and the whole procedure will be carried out noticeably faster. This is valid for all types of database-driven applications and not only for online shops, since every time a particular web page is accessed, the application sends a database request to fetch the data that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your site open much faster, but it will also generate much less load. If any content in the database is edited, the cached responses will also be ‘refreshed’, so the visitors won’t see any old information.
Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting
You can use the Memcached data caching system with all cloud web hosting
offered by us. It’s available as an optional upgrade, which you can obtain with just a few clicks via your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It needs an extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud hosting platform, so you can start using the Memcached caching system as soon as you order it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will offer you more freedom depending on the sites that you would like to use it for. The first part reveals the number of the sites that will use Memcached, or the so-called ‘instances’, while the second one refers to the memory, in other words – to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can add more system memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you’ve got, the more content will be cached, which may be a good idea for frequently visited websites with large databases and lots of users. Thus, you can enhance the loading speed of any script-driven website 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 semi-dedicated packages
that we offer and make use of its full capacity for any script-driven website hosted on our servers. The upgrade is available through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can choose two features – the instances and the amount of memory. These things indicate how many websites can use the Memcached platform and the amount of system memory that it will use to cache your info. You can choose them independently, since a given instance is not bound to a specific amount of memory, so you can use lots of memory for a single large-size website, for instance. This feature is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and you can get as much memory as you want. The platform can be used with any script-powered website regardless of its type, including those based on widespread web applications like WordPress, Joomla™
, and many companies like Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to increase the performance of their sites.
Memcached in VPS Hosting
Memcached is available by default with all VPS hosting
that are ordered with our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. The extension it needs so as to work properly is compiled when the server is set up, so you can begin using the memory caching platform the moment your new server is fully operational. The system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the given Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the lower-end ones, you’ll get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal exclusively for this platform. This will allow you to improve the overall performance of multiple sites hosted on the VPS server at the same time and to lower the load on the machine even if you’ve got busy script-powered online portals with multiple users. The Memcached caching platform can be used with any script – Mambo, Drupal™
, or a custom-made script, and you’ll detect the better overall performance soon after you start using it.
Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting
You can unleash the full potential of Memcached with each dedicated server
that we’re offering in case you select Hepsia as your Control Panel. A special section in it is dedicated to the distributed memory caching system and you can start using Memcached for any Internet site hosted on the dedicated machine with just a couple of mouse clicks. You can improve the overall performance of any site, irrespective of what script-based app you are using or how busy the site is, as the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to employ is three gigabytes and this amount increases enormously with the higher-end dedicated servers. Soon after the system is enabled, it will start caching info each time somebody opens your website, so, once enough content has been cached, you will see the reduced load on your dedicated server and the enhanced overall performance of your website. Memcached is used by many websites, among them popular portals like Reddit, Zynga and Wikipedia, which shows the effectiveness of the caching system.