What exactly is Memcached? What is the reason for its increasing popularity among people who manage databases?
Memcached is a memory caching system, which has been gaining 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 improve the performance of your website and lessen the generated server load considerably. Every time a page on an application-driven site is opened, the app connects to the database and "asks" what information should be displayed, and then fetches it. With Memcached, these steps are omitted, as the platform has already cached all of the content that should be shown on a particular page. In case any content is changed, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the website visitors will never end up seeing out-of-date content. Memcached is an ideal option for every Internet site that draws a lot of visitors, since it will make it extra-fast and will improve the user experience.
Memcached in Shared Website Hosting
You can use the Memcached distributed memory object caching system with all shared website hosting plans
that we’re offering. It is available as an upgrade, which you can get with just a couple of mouse clicks through your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It needs a PHP extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud hosting platform, so you can begin using Memcached once you add it. The upgrade is divided into two parts, which will give you more freedom depending on the sites that you would like to use it for. The first one defines the number of the websites that will use Memcached, or the ‘instances’, whereas the second one is related to the memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can order more system memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you have added, the more content will be cached, which may be a pretty good idea for high-demand sites with large-sized databases and many users. In this way, you can optimize the performance of every script-driven website hosted on our cloud servers without effort.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you choose to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server
account, you can take advantage of Memcached with ease, as the distributed memory caching platform’s setup requires a couple of clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel. The extension that it requires is already installed on our servers, so you can start using the Memcached platform as soon as you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You will be able to select how many sites can use it and how much content can be cached, i.e. there are two different upgradable features – the number of instances and the system memory. You can order more of both, so if one of your Internet sites becomes very popular, for example, you can always get more memory. Our system is quite flexible in this regard and we do not tie a given number of instances to a pre-defined amount of memory. You can use the Memcached caching platform to improve the speed of any script-driven website, including those that are based on famous web-based applications, such as WordPress or Joomla™
Memcached in VPS Servers
You’ll get Memcached with any of the VPS server
plans that we are offering when you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the caching platform via the Control Panel section with the very same name. The configuration requires several clicks and you’ll distinguish the difference in the performance of your websites almost momentarily. The amount of system memory that Memcached can take advantage of to cache data depends on the particular Virtual Private Server package that you’ve picked, but in any case it will be at least several hundred MB, which is more than enough even for multiple content-heavy websites. You can use Memcached with Internet sites driven by Joomla™
, WordPress or any other Internet app and decrease the load on your virtual server, which will permit you to keep using the current VPS hosting plan instead of upgrading to a more powerful one, since you will simply not need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by popular websites such as Zynga, Wikipedia and Reddit, which is a proof of its effectiveness.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Memcached is available free of charge with all dedicated web hosting plans
that we offer and the one and only condition is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the memory caching system for any database-driven Internet site, including those that are based on famous web apps – for instance, a WordPress personal weblog or a Joomla™
-driven social network. Each dedicated machine is tied to a different amount of system memory that the Memcached system can employ, but the minimum you will get is three gigabytes, which is quite enough to accelerate very busy sites immensely, as this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached info. The Memcached system will begin storing content once it’s activated, so soon after that, you’ll notice the improved overall performance of your websites and the decreased server load. Lots of Internet sites use Memcached to increase their efficacy, among them popular ones like Reddit and Wikipedia.