Learn what Memcached is and how come many people use it for their databases.
Memcached is an object caching platform, which has been gaining popularity lately thanks to its effectiveness. It’s used to cache requests and replies between a database and the application that uses it, which can improve the performance of your site and decrease the created server load considerably. Every time a web page on an app-powered site is visited, the application connects to the database and "asks" what info should be shown, and then pulls it. With Memcached, these steps are omitted, since the platform has already cached all of the content that should be displayed on a certain webpage. When any data is updated, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the website visitors will never end up seeing out-of-date content. The platform is a perfect solution for any website that draws many visitors, since it will make it super-fast and will improve the user experience.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
The Memcached distributed memory caching system comes as an upgrade with each Linux cloud hosting package
that we are offering and you’ll be able to begin using it once you order it, as the extension that it requires in order to run properly is pre-installed on our innovative cloud web hosting platform. You can request the upgrade through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes bundled with every hosting package and a brand new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the instances and the amount of memory, so as to give you more freedom. The first one refers to the number of the websites that can use the Memcached caching system, whereas the second one, which is available in increments of 16 MB, indicates the total size of the content that the system can cache. A traffic-intensive website with a large-sized database may require more memory in order to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so in case you would like to upgrade this service, you will be able to do it at any given time with several clicks of the mouse.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you order any of our semi-dedicated server
plans, you’ll find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades part of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you want to use it for any of the sites hosted in your semi-dedicated account, you can activate it with only a few clicks of the mouse. The distributed memory object caching platform is ideal for any script-based software app such as Joomla™
, WordPress, or even a custom-built one, and depending on your demands, you will be able to choose two separate features – how many Internet sites will use the Memcached caching platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much content will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory that the platform will employ. The two features are not tied to each other, so if you’ve got a busy site with a lot of data, you can get one instance and a larger amount of memory. Memcached will increase the performance of your Internet sites soon after you enable it and both you and your visitors will enjoy much better load speeds.
Memcached in VPS Web Hosting
Memcached comes by default with each virtual private server
that we offer if you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel, so you will not need to pay any extra money to be able to take advantage of the maximum potential of this caching system. The more powerful Virtual Private Server plan you choose, the more system memory Memcached will have for content storage purposes, but you’ll have at least several hundred MB all the time, which is much more than what you’d get with a shared package. This will allow you to use the Memcached caching system for numerous websites, irrespective of how busy they are, which in turn means that you can use a lower-end package for them without overloading your VPS. The caching system is suitable for script-based web applications like OpenCart, WordPress, Joomla™
or Mambo, and you can utilize it even with a custom-created app. Shortly after you activate Memcached, it will begin storing info and you will see the optimized performance of your sites.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting
You can use the full potential of Memcached with each and every dedicated server
that we’re offering if you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A section in it is dedicated to the memory caching system and you can start using Memcached for any Internet site hosted on the dedicated server with only a couple of mouse clicks. You can increase the overall performance of any Internet site, regardless of what script-based application you’re using or how busy the website is, since the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to employ is 3 gigabytes and this amount increases seriously with the higher-end servers. Shortly after the system is activated, it will begin caching data every time somebody browses your website, so, as soon as enough information has been cached, you will detect the lowered load on the server and the optimized performance of your site. Memcached is used by many sites, among them famous portals such as Zynga, Wikipedia and Reddit, which shows the efficiency of the caching system.