What precisely is Memcached? What is the reason for its growing popularity among people who manage databases?
Memcached is a memory caching system, which has been gaining in popularity lately owing to its efficiency. It’s used to cache requests and responses between a database and the app that is using it, which can boost the overall performance of your site and lessen the created server load substantially. Anytime a web page on an application-driven Internet site is accessed, the app connects to the database and "asks" what info should be displayed, and then fetches it. With Memcached, these steps are omitted, since the platform has already cached all the content that should show up on a specific web page. When any data is updated, the Memcached content is updated too, so the website visitors will never end up seeing outdated content. Memcached is an excellent option for every website that lures numerous viewers, as it will make it open faster and will enhance the user experience.
Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting
Memcached is offered as an upgrade with each and every cloud website hosting
plan offered by us and if you wish to use it for any script-powered Internet site that you host on our advanced cloud platform, you’ll be able to enable it in a couple of easy steps through your Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you will be given the option to upgrade two separate things – the instances and the memory. The first one has to do with the number of the Internet sites that can use Memcached simultaneously, so if you need it for several websites, you can get a handful of instances. The second one refers to the maximum amount of memory that Memcached will be permitted to use to cache information, so for lots of websites (or for one large-sized site), you should order more memory for better performance. The memory is offered in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be ordered at any moment. With the Memcached caching system, any script-driven website hosted on our cloud servers will load amazingly fast.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you choose to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server
account, you can take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, as the content caching platform’s activation requires a couple of clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension that is required is already installed on our servers, so you can start using the Memcached caching platform as soon as you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You will be able to choose how many websites can use it and how much information it will cache, in other words – there are two different features that can be upgraded – the instances and the amount of system memory. You can get more of both, so if one of your websites becomes very popular, for example, you can always order more memory. Our system is really flexible in this regard and we do not tie a specific number of instances to a pre-defined amount of memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached caching platform to increase the loading speed of any script-driven website, including those based on famous web-based apps, such as WordPress or Joomla™
Memcached in VPS Servers
You’ll get Memcached with each of the VPS server
plans offered by our company when you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the data caching platform via the section with the very same name. The configuration requires a few clicks and you’ll distinguish the difference in the overall performance of your sites almost instantaneously. The amount of memory that Memcached can use to store info depends on the particular VPS plan that you have chosen, but at any rate it will be at least several hundred MB, which is quite enough even for multiple large-sized sites. You can use the Memcached platform with sites powered by Joomla™
, WordPress or any other web app and decrease the load on your virtual machine, which will enable you to keep using the current VPS plan instead of upgrading to a more powerful one, as you will simply not need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by popular websites such as Zynga, Reddit and Wikipedia, which confirms its effectiveness.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Each dedicated server
that’s ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can start using the memory caching system as soon as the server is completely ready, without having to upgrade or install anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the very server that you have picked, but since our servers are stunningly powerful and given the fact that it’s likely that you will host resource-demanding sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use is 3 GB. This will enable you to increase the overall performance of very popular websites with ease and you will distinguish the difference soon after the Memcached system begins caching database requests. You can take advantage of the Memcached system with any database-powered website, including those based on famous CMSs such as WordPress and Joomla™