What precisely is Memcached? What is the reason for its expanding recognition among users who take care of databases?
Memcached is a data caching system, which is used to optimize the performance of database-powered Internet sites by caching the requests and the replies between the visitor and the server. To put it simply, anytime a particular web page on such a site is requested, the script queries its database to request the info that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to visit some other page, the whole procedure is carried out again and this results in a lot of database queries and high server load, especially if the website has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer has to call any content from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll get more gratified visitors and they will be able to navigate through your website faster. Also, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache when any content in the database is changed, so the site visitors will never see outdated data.
Memcached in Shared Website Hosting
If you host script-powered sites in a shared website hosting
account with us, you can add the Memcached caching system to your web hosting plan with only a few clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantly and, since the PHP extension needed for it is already installed on our avant-garde cloud website hosting platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many websites will use Memcached) and to the amount of memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and you can add memory whenever you want. Naturally, the more memory Memcached is permitted to use, the more content it will cache, so if you have a resource-demanding site with lots of content, you may need more memory to be able to take full advantage of the power that Memcached can give you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can add the Memcached distributed memory caching platform to any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting
that we’re offering and make use of its full capacity for any script-powered website hosted by us. The upgrade is offered through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can select two things – the instances and the memory. These things indicate the number of the sites that can use Memcached and the amount of system memory that it will use to cache your data. You can select them independently, since one instance is not linked to a particular amount of system memory, so you can use a lot of memory for one resource-demanding site, for instance. This upgrade is offered in increments of 16 MB and you can get as much memory as you wish. The platform can be used with any script-driven site regardless of its nature, including those based on widespread applications like Joomla™
or WordPress, and many companies such as Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to improve the loading speed of their websites.
Memcached in VPS Hosting
Memcached is included by default with every virtual private server
offered by our company if you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel, so you won’t need to pay any extra money to be able to use the power of this data caching system. The more powerful VPS hosting package you choose, the more system memory Memcached will have for content caching purposes, but you will have at least several hundred MB all the time, which is much more than what you’d get with a shared hosting plan. This will enable you to use the Memcached system for many Internet sites, irrespective of how large they are, which in turn means that you can use a less powerful plan for them without overloading your server. The Memcached caching system is ideal for script-based applications like Joomla™
, WordPress, OpenCart or Mambo, and you can utilize it even with a custom-created app. Soon after you activate Memcached, it will start caching content and you will perceive the enhanced overall performance of your sites.
Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting
If you acquire one of our Linux dedicated web hosting
and if you pick Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel on the order page, you will get the Memcached content caching platform as standard and you can use it with each site that you host on your dedicated machine without installing or upgrading anything. It will begin storing information as people visit your website, so you will see the results of using it soon thereafter. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the caching platform is 3 GB and naturally, the more powerful the dedicate server package, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will permit you to use the platform for plenty of sites or for a very large website without weakening its efficiency. The Memcached platform will enable you to accelerate the speed of any database-powered site in no time – a Joomla™
portal, a WordPress online journal, an OpenCart web store, etc., and to enhance the performance of your server.