What precisely is Memcached? What is the reason for its growing recognition among people who take care of databases?
Memcached is a memory caching system, which is used to supercharge the loading speed of database-powered sites by caching the queries and the replies between the visitor and the server. To put it simply, every time a certain web page on such a website is visited, the script connects to its database to request the information that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to go to a different page, the entire operation is performed again and this generates multiple database queries and excessive server load, even more so if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer has to cull any content from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your site will increase and you’ll get more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your website faster. Furthermore, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache when any data in the database is changed, so the website visitors will never see out-of-date content.
Memcached in Shared Website Hosting
Memcached comes as an optional upgrade with each and every shared website hosting
package offered by us and if you would like to use it for any script-based website that you host on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform, you will be able to activate it in a couple of simple steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you will be offered the option to upgrade two separate features – the instances and the memory. The first one has to do with the number of the websites that can use the Memcached content caching system simultaneously, so if you need it for several sites, you can order a number of instances. The second one refers to the maximum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use in order to cache info, so for multiple websites (or for one single traffic-consuming site), you may want to get more memory for improved performance. The memory is offered in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be ordered at any moment. With Memcached, every script-based Internet site hosted on our cloud servers will load incredibly fast.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can add the Memcached distributed memory caching platform to any of the Linux semi-dedicated servers
offered by us and use its full capacity for any script-powered site hosted on our servers. The upgrade is accessible through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can select two things – the number of instances and the system memory. These things indicate how many sites can use Memcached and how much memory it will use to store your content. You can choose them separately, since a given instance is not tied to a specific amount of system memory, so you can use a lot of memory for a single popular site, for instance. This upgrade is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and you can get as much memory as you need. The platform can be used with any script-driven site regardless of its nature, including those that are based on popular software apps like WordPress, Joomla™
, and many companies like Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to improve the performance of their websites.
Memcached in VPS Servers
Memcached is available by default with all Linux VPS hosting plans
that are ordered with our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension it needs in order to work correctly is compiled when the VPS is set up, so you can begin using the distributed memory object caching platform once your new Virtual Private Server is fully operational. The system memory that the Memcached platform can employ depends on the particular Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the less powerful plans, you’ll get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal exclusively for this platform. This will allow you to increase the overall performance of multiple sites hosted on the VPS at the same time and to reduce the load even if you’ve got data-rich script-powered online portals with numerous visitors. Memcached can be used with any script – Drupal™
or Mambo, or a custom one, and you will notice the faster overall performance soon after you start using it.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
You can unlock the full potential of Memcached with each and every dedicated server
that we offer in case you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel. A special section in it is dedicated to the memory caching system and you can begin using Memcached for any Internet site hosted on the dedicated machine with only a few clicks. You can increase the overall performance of any site, regardless of what script-based software app you’re using or how busy the Internet site is, as the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 GB and this amount increases significantly with the more powerful dedicated servers. Shortly after the system is activated, it will begin caching content anytime someone visits your website, so, as soon as sufficient information has been stored, you’ll perceive the reduced load on the dedicated server and the improved performance of your Internet site. The Memcached caching system is being used by lots of websites, including popular portals like Zynga, Reddit and Wikipedia, which confirms the effectiveness of the caching system.