Discover what Memcached is and why more and more people try it for their databases.
Memcached is a memory caching system, which is used to improve the load speed of database-driven sites by caching the requests and the replies between the website visitor and the server. To put it in simple terms, every time a specific web page on such a website is opened, the script calls its database to fetch the information that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to visit a different web page, the whole procedure is repeated and this results in multiple database queries and higher load on the server, particularly if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to cull any data from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall speed of your website will "soar" and you will have more gratified visitors and they will be able to browse your site faster. What’s more, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache whenever any data in the database is altered, so the visitors will never see out-of-date data.
Memcached in Website Hosting
The Memcached caching system is offered as an optional upgrade with every Linux website hosting
offered by our company and you will be able to begin using it once you add it, as the extension that it requires in order to perform correctly is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud platform. You can order the upgrade through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is available with every plan and a brand-new section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the instances and the amount of system memory, so as to offer you more flexibility. The first one refers to the number of the sites that can use the Memcached caching system, while the second one, which comes in increments of 16 megabytes, defines the maximum size of the content that the system can cache. A regularly visited site with a large-size database may require more memory in order to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so if you’d like to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any given point with a couple of clicks.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can add Memcached to any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting
offered by us and make use of its full capacity for any script-driven site hosted on our servers. The upgrade is offered through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can select two features – the number of instances and the amount of system memory. These things define the number of the sites that can use the Memcached platform and the amount of memory that it will use to cache your info. You can choose them separately, since a given instance is not tied to a fixed amount of system memory, so you can use lots of memory for a single large site, for example. This upgrade is available in increments of 16 megabytes and you can get as much memory as you need. The platform can be used with any script-driven website irrespective of its nature, including those that are based on widely used web-based applications like Drupal™
, WordPress or Joomla™
, and lots of companies such as Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to increase the performance of their sites.
Memcached in VPS Web Hosting
If you purchase a virtual private server
from us, you’ll be able to use Memcached at no additional fee, as the distributed memory object caching platform comes with all virtual servers ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you run regularly visited sites, you can improve their overall performance with no effort and the lowered load will permit you to keep your current Virtual Private Server hosting package rather than migrating to a more powerful one. The amount of memory that Memcached can use to store information depends on the plan that you are using, but even with a low-end one, you’ll have no less than several hundred MB, which is significantly more than what you’d get with a shared package, so the website performance boost will be considerable. You can take advantage of Memcached with any database-powered app, no matter if you have built it on your own or you’re using a ready-for-use one like Joomla™
, WordPress or OpenCart.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting
Memcached is available for free with all Linux dedicated servers hosting
offered by us and the only condition is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the memory caching system for any database-powered website, including those based on widely used software applications – for example, a WordPress online blog or a Joomla™
-powered social networking website. Each server comes with a different amount of system memory that Memcached can use, but the minimum you’ll get is three gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to optimize the load speed of very busy websites enormously, as this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached information. The system will begin storing data once it is activated, so shortly thereafter, you’ll distinguish the improved performance of your Internet sites and the reduced load on the server. Plenty of sites use the Memcached caching system to boost their efficiency, including famous ones such as Reddit and Wikipedia.