What precisely is Memcached? What is the reason for its rising recognition among people who manage databases?
Memcached is a popular caching platform, which can increase the loading speed and the performance of your Internet sites significantly in case they use an API or a database. This is accomplished by caching the requests to the database/API and the replies that are returned, so when a customer conducts a search for some product on your website, for example, the database will not have to be accessed to display the results and the whole task will be carried out notably faster. This is valid for all sorts of database-driven apps and not only for online shops, as every time a page is visited, the application connects to its database to fetch the content that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your website load significantly faster, but it will also produce much less load. If any data in the database is changed, the cached replies will also be updated, so the users won’t see any outdated info.
Memcached in Shared Hosting
The Memcached distributed memory caching system comes as an upgrade with each Linux shared hosting
that we are offering and you can start using it as soon as you order it, since the PHP extension that it requires in order to run properly is pre-installed on our avant-garde cloud hosting platform. You can order the upgrade through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every shared web hosting package and a brand-new section where you can manage Memcached will appear. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the number of instances and the memory, so as to give you more flexibility. The first one shows the number of the websites which can use the Memcached caching system, while the second one, which is offered in increments of 16 megabytes, indicates the total size of the content that the system can cache. A frequently visited site with a large-sized database may require more memory so as to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so in case you’d like to upgrade this service, you will be able to do it at any point with a few clicks.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can get the Memcached data caching system as an optional upgrade with each of our semi-dedicated servers
and since it works with any script-driven software app, you can use it for every Internet site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, irrespective of what application you have used – WordPress, Mambo or Joomla™
, a custom app, etc. You can order the upgrade via the respective section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated server account, and you can select two separate things – the instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. To put it in simple terms, these things specify how many websites will use the Memcached caching system and how much system memory the system will be able to use to cache your data. The two things are ordered independently for more freedom and one instance does not come bundled with a fixed amount of system memory. You can use the Memcached system with any type of website and both you and your visitors will swiftly notice the difference in the overall performance.
Memcached in VPS Servers
If you obtain a VPS server
from us, you will be able to use Memcached at no additional cost, as the distributed memory object caching platform is available with all Virtual Private Servers ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you manage traffic-hungry websites, you can optimize their performance without efforts and the decreased load on the VPS server will permit you to keep your current VPS hosting plan instead of switching to a more powerful one. The amount of memory that Memcached can use to store information depends on the package that you are using, but even with a low-end one, you’ll have at least several hundred MB, which is considerably more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared plan, so the website performance boost will be serious. You can use the Memcached platform with any database-powered web app, regardless of whether you’ve created it yourself or you are using a ready-made one such as OpenCart, WordPress or Joomla™
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Each dedicated server
that is ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can begin using the caching system as soon as the dedicated server is completely functional, without having to upgrade or install anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the dedicated server that you have selected, but as our servers are amazingly powerful and given the fact that it’s likely that you will host resource-demanding sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use will be 3 GB. This will enable you to increase the performance of very heavy sites effortlessly and you will note the difference shortly after the Memcached system starts caching database queries. You can make use of the caching system with any database-powered web page, including those based on popular CMSs such as WordPress and Joomla™