What precisely is Memcached? What is the reason for its growing popularity among users who take care of databases?
Memcached is a content caching system, which is used to improve the load speed of database-powered sites by caching the queries and the responses between the user and the server. To put it in simple terms, every time a particular web page on such a site is accessed, the script queries its database to fetch the info that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks a link to visit another web page, the entire procedure is repeated and this leads to lots of database requests and high load on the server, particularly if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer has to fetch any information from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your site will increase and you will have more pleased visitors and they will be able to navigate through your website much faster. What’s more, Memcached "refreshes" its cache every time any information in the database is modified, so the visitors will never see old data.
Memcached in Hosting
You can make use of the Memcached content caching system with all Linux hosting
that we are offering. It’s offered as an upgrade, which you can obtain with only a couple of clicks through your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It needs a PHP extension, which is already installed on our cloud hosting platform, so you can start using Memcached once you add it. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts, which will offer you more versatility depending on the Internet sites that you would like to use it for. The first one shows the number of the websites that will use Memcached, or the so-called ‘instances’, while the second one is related to the system memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can add more memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you have ordered, the more data will be cached, which may be a really good idea for traffic-heavy websites with very large databases and plenty of simultaneous visitors. In this way, you can improve the overall performance of any script-powered site hosted on our servers without efforts.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can get the Memcached data caching system as an optional upgrade with all our semi-dedicated services
and since it works with any script-based web app, you can use it for each site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, regardless of what application you have used – WordPress, Joomla™
or Mambo, a custom app, etc. You can order the upgrade through the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated server account, and you can select two separate things – the instances and the amount of memory that they will use. Basically, these things indicate how many Internet sites will use the Memcached caching system and the total amount of memory that the system will be able to use to store your content. The two features are offered independently for more freedom and one instance does not come bundled with a particular amount of system memory. You can take full advantage of the Memcached system with any type of site and both you and the site visitors will quickly notice the difference in the performance.
Memcached in VPS Hosting
Memcached is available as standard with all Linux VPS hosting services
ordered with our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension it requires so as to work properly is compiled when the virtual server is configured, so you can begin using the object caching platform once your brand-new server is completely ready. The memory that the Memcached caching platform can employ depends on the given plan, but even with the less powerful ones, you’ll get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal only for this platform. This will permit you to increase the performance of numerous websites hosted on the VPS server simultaneously and to reduce the load even if you run large-sized script-driven sites with plenty of users. The Memcached platform can be used with any script – Drupal™
, Mambo or Joomla™
, or a custom script, and you will detect the faster overall performance shortly after you start using it.
Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting
If you purchase any of our Linux dedicated web hosting
and if you pick Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel during the order process, you’ll get the Memcached distributed memory object caching platform by default and you can enable it for any site that you host on your dedicated machine without upgrading or installing anything. It will start caching info as users open your Internet site, so you’ll notice the effect of using it shortly thereafter. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the platform is 3 GB and naturally, the more powerful the package, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will permit you to take advantage of the platform for multiple websites or for a very large website without weakening its efficacy. Memcached will enable you to accelerate any database-powered site very quickly – a Joomla™
portal, a WordPress online blog, an OpenCart e-store, etcetera, and to enhance the overall performance of your server.