Learn what Memcached is and exactly why many people try it for their databases.
Memcached is a memory caching platform, which is used to supercharge the overall performance of database-powered Internet sites by caching the queries and the responses between the user and the server. To put it simply, anytime a particular web page on such a website is accessed, the script sends a query to its database to get the information that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to visit some other web page, the whole process is carried out again and this generates lots of database queries and excessive server load, even more so if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer has to cull any data from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll get more satisfied visitors and they will be able to surf through your site much faster. Furthermore, Memcached updates its cache when any info in the database is altered, so the users will never see old data.
Memcached in Shared Web Hosting
You can use the Memcached object caching system with all Linux shared web hosting
that we are offering. It’s offered as an upgrade, which you can order with only a couple of clicks through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It needs an extension, which is already installed on our cloud web hosting platform, so you can start using Memcached as soon as you add it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will offer you more flexibility depending on the sites that you want to use it for. The first one determines the number of the Internet sites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the so-called ‘instances’, while the second one refers to the memory, i.e. to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can get more memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you have ordered, the more data will be cached, which may be a very good idea for high-traffic websites with large databases and plenty of simultaneous visitors. In this way, you can improve the overall performance of any script-based website hosted on our servers without any effort.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you choose to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server
account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached with ease, as the content caching platform’s setup takes several mouse clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension that it requires is already installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can begin using the Memcached platform the moment you add it to your account. You will be able to select how many sites can use it and how much info it will cache, i.e. there’re two different upgradable features – the number of instances and the system memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your sites becomes very busy, for instance, you can always order more memory. Our system is truly flexible in this regard and we don’t tie a specific number of instances to a fixed amount of memory. You can use the Memcached caching platform to boost the speed of any script-driven site, including those that are based on popular software applications, such as WordPress or Joomla™
Memcached in VPS Hosting
Memcached comes by default with each and every virtual private server
that we offer provided that you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel, so you will not need to pay anything extra to be able to use the potential of this caching system. The more powerful package you choose, the more system memory Memcached will have for data storage purposes, but you will have no less than several hundred megabytes all the time, which is much more than the amount of memory you would get with a shared plan. This will permit you to use the Memcached system for many websites, regardless of how heavy they are, which in turn goes to say that you can use a low-end plan for them without overloading your VPS. The caching system is suitable for script-based software apps such as OpenCart, Joomla™
, WordPress or Mambo, and you can utilize it even with a custom-built app. Soon after you enable the Memcached system, it will start storing data and you will distinguish the enhanced overall performance of your websites.
Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting
Memcached is available for free with all Linux dedicated web hosting
that we offer and the only condition is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the distributed memory object caching system for any database-driven website, including those based on popular web-based applications – for instance, a WordPress personal weblog or a Joomla™
-powered community website. Each dedicated server comes with a certain amount of memory that the Memcached caching system can use, but the minimum you’ll get is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough to accelerate the speed of very heavy websites enormously, as this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached info. The system will start caching data the moment it’s enabled, so soon thereafter, you’ll distinguish the optimized performance of your Internet sites and the reduced server load. Plenty of Internet sites use the Memcached system to enhance their efficacy, including popular ones like Wikipedia and Reddit.