What exactly is Memcached? What is the reason for its expanding popularity among users who manage databases?
Memcached is a content caching system, which has been gaining popularity lately due to its efficiency. It is used to cache requests and replies between a database and the app that is using it, which can improve the overall performance of your site and reduce the created server load significantly. Anytime a web page on an application-powered site is accessed, the app connects to the database and "asks" what info should be displayed, and then extracts it. With Memcached, these steps are omitted, as the platform has already cached all the content that should be shown on a specific page. When any content is modified, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ too, so the visitors will never see old data. Memcached is an ideal option for every Internet site that entices numerous visitors, as it will make it extra-fast and will enhance the overall user experience.
Memcached in Shared Website Hosting
Memcached comes as an optional upgrade with each and every shared website hosting
plan that we’re offering and if you wish to use it for any script-based Internet site that you host on our innovative cloud website hosting platform, you will be able to enable it in a few easy steps through your Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll get the option to upgrade two separate features – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one has to do with the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached distributed memory caching system simultaneously, so if you need it for several websites, you can get a number of instances. The second one has to do with the maximum amount of memory that the system will be allowed to use to cache data, so for multiple websites (or for one resource-absorbing site), you should order more memory for better performance. The memory is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be ordered at any moment. With the Memcached caching system, each script-based website hosted on our cloud servers will load much faster.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can get the Memcached distributed memory caching system as an optional upgrade with all our Linux semi-dedicated services
and since it works with any script-powered web app, you can use it for each Internet site that you host on our servers, regardless of what application you have used – Joomla™
, WordPress or Mambo, a custom app, etc. You can add the upgrade from the corresponding section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated account, and you can choose two separate features – the instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. To put it simply, these things show the number of the websites that will use the Memcached system and how much system memory the system will be able to use to store your info. The two features are ordered independently for more freedom and one instance does not come bundled with a fixed amount of system memory. You can make full use of Memcached with any sort of site and both you and the site visitors will swiftly detect the difference in the performance.
Memcached in VPS Web Hosting
You’ll get Memcached with any of the virtual private server
packages that we offer if you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the content caching platform via the Control Panel section with the very same name. The configuration requires several mouse clicks and you’ll see the difference in the overall performance of your Internet sites almost instantly. The amount of system memory that the Memcached platform can employ to store data depends on the given Virtual Private Server hosting package that you have picked, but at any rate it will not be less than several hundred megabytes, which is quite enough even for several resource-consuming Internet sites. You can use Memcached with Internet sites driven by Joomla™
, WordPress or any other software application and decrease the load on your Virtual Private Server, which will enable you to keep using the current package instead of moving to a more powerful one, since you simply won’t need it. Memcached is already being used by popular websites such as Wikipedia, Zynga and Reddit, which verifies its effectiveness.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting
When you get any of our Linux dedicated hosting services
and if you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel at signup, you will get the Memcached data caching platform as standard and you can use it with any Internet site that you host on your dedicated machine without upgrading or installing anything. It will begin storing content as people access your Internet site, so you’ll notice the results of using it soon after that. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the Memcached caching platform is 3 gigabytes and normally, the more powerful the dedicated package, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will allow you to use the platform for multiple websites or for a very heavy site without weakening its efficacy. The Memcached platform will permit you to increase the loading speed of any database-powered website very quickly – a Joomla™
portal, a WordPress personal weblog, an OpenCart store, etcetera, and to improve the performance of your dedicated server.