Learn what Memcached is and exactly why more and more people utilize it for their databases.
Memcached is a commonly used content caching system, which can improve the speed and the performance of your websites tremendously if they use an API or a database. This is accomplished by caching the requests to the database/API and the responses that are returned, so if a client conducts a search for a particular product on your site, for example, the database will not have to be accessed to display the results and the entire operation will be performed considerably quicker. This goes for all sorts of database-driven applications and not only for e-shops, as anytime a particular page is accessed, the application sends a database request to fetch the data that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your site load much faster, but it will also produce much less server load. If any content in the database is changed, the cached responses will also be ‘refreshed’, so the visitors won’t see any old information.
Memcached in Web Hosting
You can use the Memcached object caching system with all web hosting
that we offer. It is available as an optional upgrade, which you can get with just a few clicks of the mouse through your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It needs a PHP extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform, so you can start using Memcached the moment you order it. The upgrade is divided into two parts, which will give you more versatility depending on the websites that you want to use it for. The first part specifies the number of the sites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the so-called ‘instances’, while the second one refers to the memory, in other words – to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can order more system memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you have added, the more content will be cached, which may be a really good idea for regularly visited sites with large-sized databases and a lot of visitors. In this way, you can improve the performance of every script-powered Internet site hosted on our cloud servers without efforts.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you purchase one of our semi-dedicated server
plans, you will find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades section of your Hepsia Control Panel, so if you would like to use it for any of the websites hosted in the semi-dedicated account, you can activate it with only a few clicks of the mouse. The distributed memory caching platform is perfect for any script-driven application like WordPress, Joomla™
, or even a custom-made one, and depending on your needs, you’ll be able to choose two different things – how many Internet sites will use the Memcached platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much information will be stored, i.e. the amount of system memory that the platform will employ. The two features are not bound to each other, so if you’ve got a high-demand website with a lot of content, you can get one instance and a larger amount of system memory. The Memcached caching platform will optimize the overall performance of your Internet sites shortly after you enable it and both you and your visitors will enjoy faster loading times.
Memcached in VPS Servers
You’ll get Memcached with any of the VPS server
packages that we’re offering when you select Hepsia as your Control Panel and you will be able to activate the distributed memory caching platform through the section with the very same name. The configuration requires a couple of clicks and you’ll detect the difference in the performance of your websites almost momentarily. The amount of system memory that the Memcached caching platform can employ to cache information depends on the given VPS hosting package that you’ve selected, but at any rate it will be at least several hundred megabytes, which is more than enough even for multiple popular websites. You can use the Memcached platform with Internet sites driven by Joomla™
, WordPress or any other application and decrease the load on your Virtual Private Server, which will allow you to keep using the current VPS package instead of migrating to a more powerful one, since you simply won’t need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by famous websites such as Zynga, Wikipedia and Reddit, which proves its effectiveness.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Memcached is available free of charge with all dedicated servers
offered by our company and the one and only condition is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the caching system for any database-driven website, including those that are based on famous web apps – for instance, a WordPress weblog or a Joomla™
-driven community website. Each server comes with a given amount of memory that the Memcached system can employ, but the minimum you will get is 3 GB, which is quite enough to increase the load speed of very large sites significantly, since this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached content. The system will begin storing info once it is enabled, so soon thereafter, you’ll observe the optimized overall performance of your Internet sites and the reduced load on your dedicated machine. A lot of sites use the Memcached system to boost their efficacy, including popular ones such as Reddit and Wikipedia.