Learn what Memcached is and exactly why many people use it for their databases.
Memcached is a caching system, which has been gaining in popularity in recent years due to its effectiveness. It’s used to cache requests and replies between a database and the application that is using it, which can improve the performance of your site and decrease the produced load significantly. Anytime a web page on an application-driven website is visited, the app connects to the database and "asks" what info should be displayed, and then fetches it. With Memcached, these steps are skipped, as the platform has already cached all the content that should be shown on a specific page. In case any content is modified, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ too, so the visitors will never see old data. The platform is a perfect choice for every site that attracts numerous viewers, since it will make it extra-fast and will improve the user experience.
Memcached in Shared Hosting
When you host script-powered websites in a shared hosting
account with us, you can add the Memcached distributed memory caching system to your hosting package with just a couple of clicks of the mouse through your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available momentarily and, since the required PHP extension is already installed on our avant-garde cloud hosting platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of memory that Memcached will use. The latter is available in increments of 16 megabytes and you can add memory whenever you need. Naturally, the more memory Memcached is permitted to use, the more data it will cache, so in case you manage a traffic-intensive site with lots of data, you may require more memory so as to be able to make the most of the power that Memcached can offer you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you buy one of our semi-dedicated server
plans, you will find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you want to use it for any of the sites hosted in the semi-dedicated account, you can add it with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. The object caching platform is perfect for any script-based web app such as WordPress, Joomla™
, or even a tailor-made one, and based on your necessities, you will be able to choose two separate things – how many Internet sites will use the Memcached platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much information will be stored, i.e. the amount of memory that the platform will use. The two features are not bound to each other, so if you run a traffic-hungry website with a lot of data, you can order one instance and a large amount of system memory. The Memcached caching platform will increase the overall performance of your sites soon after you enable it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy faster load times.
Memcached in VPS Web Hosting
You’ll get Memcached with any of the virtual private server
plans offered by us in case you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the data caching platform via the section with the exact same name. The activation takes a few clicks of the mouse and you will distinguish the difference in the performance of your sites almost immediately. The amount of system memory that the Memcached caching platform can take advantage of to store content depends on the given VPS hosting package that you’ve picked, but in any case it will be at least several hundred MB, which is quite enough even for several large-scale sites. You can use Memcached with websites based on Joomla™
, WordPress or any other web app and decrease the load on your virtual machine, which will enable you to keep using the current Virtual Private Server plan instead of moving to a more powerful one, as you simply won’t need it. Memcached is already being used by popular websites like Reddit, Zynga and Wikipedia, which shows its effectiveness.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting
Each dedicated server
that’s ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can begin using this distributed memory caching system the moment the server is configured, without the need to install or upgrade anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can use depends on the dedicated server that you have selected, but since our servers are pretty powerful and given the fact that it is likely that you will host resource-demanding sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use is 3 gigabytes. This will permit you to accelerate the overall performance of extremely busy sites effortlessly and you’ll see the difference soon after the Memcached caching system begins caching database calls. You can make the most of the system with any database-driven online portal, including those based on popular CMSs such as Joomla™