Find out what Memcached is and how come lots of people use it for their databases.
Memcached is a caching platform, which is used to enhance the performance of database-driven sites by caching the calls and the replies between the website visitor and the server. Put simply, every time a specific web page on such a website is accessed, the script connects to its database to fetch the info that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks a link to visit another web page, the whole operation is executed again and this generates lots of database queries and excessive load on the server, particularly if the site 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 needs to cull any content from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall speed of your website will "soar" and you will get more happy visitors and they will be able to browse your site much faster. Also, Memcached "refreshes" its cache every time any information in the database is changed, so the users will never end up seeing out-of-date data.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
You can use the Memcached content caching system with all Linux cloud hosting
offered by us. It is available as an upgrade, which you can activate with only a couple of clicks via your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It needs a PHP extension, which is already installed on our cloud platform, so you can begin using the Memcached caching system as soon as you add it. The upgrade is divided into two parts, which will give you more flexibility depending on the sites that you would like to use it for. The first one indicates the number of the sites that will use Memcached, or the so-called ‘instances’, while the second one refers to the memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can get more system memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you’ve ordered, the more data will be cached, which may be an exceptionally good idea for regularly visited websites with very large databases and plenty of concurrent visitors. Thus, you can increase the overall performance of every script-based Internet site hosted on our cloud servers without efforts.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you purchase one of our semi-dedicated server
plans, you’ll find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you’d like to use it for any of the Internet sites hosted in your account, you can activate it with only a few clicks of the mouse. The caching platform is ideal for any script-driven web application such as Joomla™
, WordPress, or even an in-house made app, and depending on your necessities, you will be able to select two separate features – how many sites will use the Memcached platform, in other words – the number of instances; and how much data will be stored, i.e. the amount of memory that the platform will employ. The two things are not bound to each other, so if you run a high-demand site with a lot of content, you can get one instance and a large amount of system memory. Memcached will boost the overall performance of your sites shortly after you activate it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy much better load speeds.
Memcached in VPS Web Hosting
You will get Memcached with each of the virtual private server
packages that we are offering when you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the distributed memory caching platform through the section with the very same name. The activation takes a few mouse clicks and you will see the difference in the overall performance of your websites almost instantly. The amount of system memory that the Memcached caching platform can take advantage of to store info depends on the given VPS hosting package that you have chosen, but at any rate it will not be less than several hundred megabytes, which is quite enough even for several resource-demanding sites. You can use the Memcached platform with sites powered by WordPress, Joomla™
or any other web-based application and decrease the load on your server, which will permit you to keep using the current package rather than upgrading to a more powerful one, since you will simply not need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by famous websites such as Wikipedia, Zynga and Reddit, which confirms its efficiency.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting
You can make use of the full potential of Memcached with each dedicated server
that we are offering in case you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel. A special section in it is dedicated to the caching system and you can begin using Memcached for any site hosted on the machine with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. You can boost the performance of any website, regardless of what script-based app you’re using or how busy the site is, as the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 GB and this amount increases considerably with the higher-end servers. Shortly after the caching system is activated, it will start caching data anytime somebody accesses your website, so, as soon as enough info has been cached, you will detect the reduced server load and the optimized overall performance of the site. Memcached is being used by lots of sites, among them famous portals such as Wikipedia, Zynga and Reddit, which demonstrates the efficiency of the Memcached system.