What exactly is Memcached? What is the reason for its increasing recognition among users who maintain databases?
Memcached is a distributed memory caching system, which has been gaining in popularity lately thanks to its effectiveness. It is used to cache calls and replies between a database and the app that uses it, which can increase the overall performance of your website and decrease the produced server load substantially. Anytime a webpage on an application-powered Internet site is opened, the app connects to the database and "asks" what information should be shown, and then drags it. With Memcached, these steps are omitted, since the platform has already cached all of the content that should be displayed on a specific page. When any data is updated, the Memcached content is updated as well, so the site visitors will never end up seeing old content. The platform is an ideal choice for any website that entices a lot of viewers, as it will make it open faster and will enhance the overall user experience.
Memcached in Shared Web Hosting
Memcached is available as an upgrade with each shared web hosting
plan that we offer and in case you want to use it for any script-powered website that you host on our advanced cloud platform, you’ll be able to enable it in a few simple steps through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you’ll get the option to upgrade two different features – the instances and the system memory. The first one has to do with the number of the websites that can use the Memcached caching system simultaneously, so if you need it for several Internet sites, you can order a number of instances. The second one has to do with the total amount of memory that Memcached will be allowed to use in order to cache info, so for multiple websites (or for one traffic-heavy site), you’d better get more memory for better performance. The memory is offered in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be added at any point. With the Memcached caching system, every script-powered website hosted on our servers will open extra-fast.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can get the Memcached data caching system as an upgrade with all our Linux semi-dedicated hosting
and since it works with any script-based web app, you can use it for any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, regardless of what app you have used – Mambo, WordPress or Joomla™
, a custom-created app, etc. You can order the upgrade via the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated server account, and you can select two different features – the number of instances and the amount of memory that they will use. Basically, these things indicate how many sites will use Memcached and how much memory the system will be able to use in order to cache your data. The two things are offered separately for more freedom and one instance does not come bundled with a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can take full advantage of the Memcached system with any sort of website and both you and the website visitors will quickly perceive the difference in the performance.
Memcached in VPS Web Hosting
Memcached is available by default with all Linux VPS web hosting
that are ordered with our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension it needs in order to work correctly is compiled when the server is set up, so you can start using the content caching platform as soon as your brand-new VPS server is completely functional. The system memory that the Memcached caching platform can use depends on the given Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the less powerful plans, several hundred megabytes will be at your disposal for this platform exclusively. This will permit you to enhance the performance of multiple sites hosted on the server at the same time and to reduce the load on the machine even if you manage resource-intensive script-driven online portals with many visitors. The Memcached platform can be used with any script – Joomla™
, Mambo or Drupal™
, or a custom one, and you’ll observe the better overall performance soon after you begin using it.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting
Memcached is available free of charge with all Linux dedicated servers hosting
offered by us and the sole condition is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the data caching system for any database-driven site, including those based on widely used web-based applications – for instance, a WordPress personal blog or a Joomla™
-driven community web portal. Each dedicated server comes with a given amount of system memory that the Memcached caching system can use, but the minimum you’ll get is 3 gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to enhance the loading speed of extremely large websites noticeably, as this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached content. The system will start storing info as soon as it is enabled, so soon thereafter, you’ll notice the improved performance of your websites and the reduced load on the dedicated machine. A lot of Internet sites use the Memcached caching system to improve their effectiveness, including popular ones such as Wikipedia and Reddit.