Find out what Memcached is and how come lots of people use it for their databases.
Memcached is a commonly used distributed memory caching platform, which can enhance the speed and the overall performance of your Internet sites greatly if they use an API or a database. This is achieved by caching the calls to the API/database and the responses that are delivered, so when somebody searches for a particular product on your Internet site, for instance, the database won’t have to be accessed to display the results and the whole operation will be executed significantly faster. This goes for all types of database-powered applications and not only for e-stores, as anytime a particular web page is visited, the app sends a database query to fetch the content that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your website open considerably faster, but it will also create much less load. If any content in the database is edited, the cached responses will also be ‘refreshed’, so the site visitors will not see any out-of-date info.
Memcached in Website Hosting
You can use the Memcached distributed memory caching system with all website hosting plans
that we are offering. It’s offered as an optional upgrade, which you can obtain with just a few mouse clicks via your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It requires a PHP extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform, so you can start using the Memcached caching system the moment you add it. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts, which will offer you more versatility depending on the sites that you want to use it for. The first one defines the number of the websites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the ‘instances’, whereas the second one is related to the system memory, in other words – to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can order more memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you’ve got, the more content will be cached, which may be a rather good idea for popular sites with very large databases and many visitors. In this way, you can optimize the speed of every script-powered site hosted on our servers without effort.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you choose to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server
account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, as the data caching platform’s setup takes a few mouse clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel. The extension that it requires is pre-installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can start using the Memcached platform the moment you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You’ll be able to choose how many Internet sites can use it and how much data it will cache, i.e. there are two different upgradable features – the instances and the system memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your Internet sites becomes extremely busy, for instance, you can always order more memory. Our system is incredibly flexible in this regard and we don’t bind a specific number of instances to a fixed amount of system memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached caching platform to increase the loading speed of any script-powered website, including those based on famous web-based applications, such as Joomla™
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Memcached is available for free with all dedicated web hosting plans
offered by us and the only condition is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the caching system for any database-driven site, including those based on popular software applications – for instance, a WordPress personal blog or a Joomla™
-driven community web portal. Each dedicated server comes with a specific amount of system memory that the Memcached system can employ, but the minimum amount you will get is 3 GB, which is quite enough to speed up very busy sites noticeably, since this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached content. The Memcached system will start caching information as soon as it’s enabled, so shortly after that, you’ll notice the improved performance of your Internet sites and the decreased load. Numerous sites use Memcached to boost their efficiency, including popular ones such as Wikipedia and Reddit.