What precisely is Memcached? What is the reason for its increasing level of popularity among users who maintain databases?
Memcached is a distributed memory caching platform, which is used to optimize the performance of database-driven websites by caching the queries and the replies between the website visitor and the server. In simple terms, anytime a certain web page on such a website is visited, the script queries its database to fetch the info that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks a link to visit some other page, the whole process is carried out again and this results in plenty of database calls and higher load on the server, especially if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to request any content from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your website will "soar" and you will get more pleased visitors and they will be able to browse your website much faster. Besides, Memcached updates its cache if any information in the database is altered, so the website users will never end up seeing old data.
Memcached in Shared Web Hosting
Memcached is offered as an upgrade with each shared web hosting
plan offered by us and in case you would like to use it for any script-driven Internet site that you host on our advanced cloud hosting platform, you will be able to enable it in several easy steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll get the option to upgrade two separate features – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one has to do with the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached caching system simultaneously, so if you need it for several sites, you can order a handful of instances. The second one has to do with the maximum amount of memory that the system will be allowed to use in order to cache content, so for a lot of websites (or for one single traffic-consuming site), you’d better order more memory for better performance. The memory is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be ordered at any time. With Memcached, each script-powered site hosted on our cloud servers will load blazing-fast.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can get the Memcached content caching system as an upgrade with all our semi-dedicated hosting plans
and since it works with any script-driven application, you can use it for any site that you host on our servers, no matter what application you have used – Joomla™
, Mambo or WordPress, a custom-created app, etc. You can add the upgrade via the respective section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated account, and you can select two separate features – the number of instances and the amount of memory that they will use. To put it simply, these things define how many Internet sites will use the Memcached caching system and the maximum amount of system memory that the system will be able to use in order to store your content. The two features are ordered independently for more freedom and one instance does not come bundled with a fixed amount of system memory. You can make full use of the Memcached system with any type of site and both you and your visitors will swiftly note the difference in the overall performance.
Memcached in VPS Servers
Memcached is offered by default with each VPS server
offered by our company provided that you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel, so you won’t have to pay anything extra to be able to use the full power of this data caching system. The more powerful VPS hosting plan you choose, the more memory Memcached will have for information storage purposes, but you’ll have at least several hundred megabytes all the time, which is much more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared package. This will allow you to use the Memcached system for multiple websites, irrespective of how popular they are, which in turn goes to say that you can use a lower-end package for them without overloading your virtual machine. The caching system is suitable for script-based apps such as WordPress, Joomla™
, OpenCart or Mambo, and you can utilize it even with a custom-built app. Shortly after you activate Memcached, it will start storing information and you’ll detect the optimized performance of your websites.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
You can unleash the full potential of Memcached with every dedicated server
that we’re offering in case you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A special section in it is dedicated to the caching system and you can start using Memcached for any website hosted on the dedicated machine with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. You can boost the performance of any site, irrespective of what script-based web application you rely on or how popular the site is, since the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 gigabytes and this amount rises considerably with the higher-end servers. Soon after the system is activated, it will start caching content anytime somebody browses your website, so, once sufficient information has been cached, you will detect the reduced load on your dedicated server and the optimized performance of the site. The Memcached caching system is being used by numerous websites, among them popular portals such as Reddit, Wikipedia and Zynga, which is an evidence of the efficiency of the Memcached system.