What exactly is Memcached? What is the reason for its rising popularity among people who manage databases?
Memcached is a commonly used distributed memory caching system, which can boost the loading speed and the performance of your websites tremendously in case they use a database or an API. This is achieved by caching the calls to the database/API and the responses that are returned, so if someone conducts a search for a specific product on your website, for instance, the database will not have to be accessed to show the results and the entire task will be completed significantly faster. This is valid for all sorts of database-driven apps and not only for web stores, since anytime a page is accessed, the app sends a database request to get the data that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your website open noticeably faster, but it will also generate much less server load. If any content in the database is edited, the cached responses will also be updated, so the website visitors won’t see any old info.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
The Memcached data caching system comes as an upgrade with each Linux cloud package
that we offer and you can begin using it the moment you order it, as the PHP extension that it needs in order to work properly is pre-installed on our avant-garde cloud hosting platform. You can order the upgrade from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes bundled with every shared web hosting plan and a new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the number of instances and the system memory, so as to give you more flexibility. The first one shows the number of the websites that can use the Memcached caching system, while the second, which is available in increments of 16 MB, defines the total size of the content that the system can cache. A busy site with a large database may require more memory in order to take an even greater advantage of the Memcached caching system, so if you need to upgrade this service, you will be able to do it at any given moment with several mouse clicks.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can add the Memcached distributed memory object caching platform to any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages
offered by us and make use of its full potential for any script-powered Internet site hosted on our servers. The upgrade is accessible through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can choose two things – the instances and the system memory. These things show the number of the sites that can use the Memcached caching platform and how much system memory it will use to cache your information. You can select them independently, since a given instance is not linked to a specific amount of system memory, so you can use plenty of memory for one busy website, for instance. This feature comes in increments of 16 MB and you can get as much memory as you wish. The platform can be used with any script-powered site irrespective of its type, including those based on widespread applications like Joomla™
, WordPress or Drupal™
, and lots of companies like Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to accelerate the performance of their sites.
Memcached in VPS
If you purchase a virtual private server
from our company, you’ll be able to use Memcached at no extra price, as the memory caching platform is available with all virtual machines ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you run resource-intensive websites, you can increase their performance without any effort and the reduced load will permit you to keep using your current Virtual Private Server hosting package instead of switching to a more powerful one. The amount of memory that the Memcached platform can use to cache data depends on the package that you’re using, but even with a lower-end one, you will get no less than several hundred megabytes, which is considerably more than what you’d get with a shared package, so the website performance boost will be significant. You can use Memcached with any database-driven web app, no matter if you have written it yourself or you are using a ready-for-use one such as Joomla™
, OpenCart or WordPress.
Memcached in Dedicated Hosting
When you acquire one of our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages
and if you choose Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel during the order process, you’ll get the Memcached caching platform as standard and you can use it with each site that you host on your dedicated machine without upgrading or installing anything. It will begin caching information as users visit your Internet site, so you’ll detect the effect of using it soon thereafter. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the Memcached platform is three gigabytes and naturally, the more powerful the dedicate server package, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will allow you to take advantage of the caching platform for multiple Internet sites or for an extremely popular site without compromising its effectiveness. The Memcached caching platform will enable you to accelerate any database-powered site very quickly – a Joomla™
portal, a WordPress personal diary, an OpenCart store, etc., and to improve the performance of your server.