Learn what Memcached is and why many people try it for their databases.
Memcached is a memory caching system, which has been gaining in popularity lately due to its efficiency. It is used to cache requests and responses between a database and the application that uses it, which can boost the performance of your Internet site and decrease the generated server load significantly. Anytime a page on an application-driven site is visited, the app connects to the database and "asks" what info should be displayed, and then extracts it. With Memcached, these procedures are omitted, since the platform has already cached all the content that should be shown on a specific web page. When any content is changed, the Memcached content is updated too, so the users will never end up seeing out-of-date data. The platform is an excellent solution for any site that draws a lot of visitors, since it will make it incredibly fast and will improve the user experience.
Memcached in Web Hosting
Memcached comes as an upgrade with each and every web hosting
account offered by us and in case you would like to use it for any script-based site that you host on our avant-garde cloud web hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it in a couple of easy steps via your Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be given the option to upgrade two different things – the instances and the memory. The first one is related to the number of the websites that can use the Memcached data caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several websites, you can order a handful of instances. The second one refers to the total amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to cache information, so for many websites (or for one frequently visited site), you’d better order more memory for better performance. The memory is available in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be ordered at any point. With the Memcached caching system, any script-driven site hosted on our cloud servers will load lightning-fast.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can get the Memcached distributed memory caching system as an upgrade with all our semi-dedicated servers
and since it works with any script-driven web app, you can use it for any site that you host on our platform, no matter what app you have used – Joomla™
, Mambo or WordPress, a custom-developed application, etc. You can order the upgrade via the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated account, and you can choose two different features – the instances and the amount of memory that they will use. In simple terms, these things indicate how many websites will use Memcached and the amount of memory that the system will be able to use to cache your data. The two features are ordered separately for more flexibility and one instance does not come bundled with a fixed amount of memory. You can take full advantage of the Memcached system with any sort of website and both you and your site visitors will quickly detect the difference in the overall performance.
Memcached in VPS Servers
If you obtain a VPS server
from us, you will be able to use Memcached at no additional price, as the content caching platform is offered with all VPSs that are ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you own heavy Internet sites, you will be able to optimize their overall performance effortlessly and the decreased load on the virtual machine will permit you to continue using your current plan instead of migrating to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that the Memcached platform can use to cache data depends on the package that you are using, but even with a low-end one, you will get at least several hundred megabytes, which is considerably more than what you’d get with a shared package, so the website performance boost will be enormous. You can take advantage of Memcached with any database-powered application, regardless of whether you’ve set it up on your own or you’re using a ready-made one such as Joomla™
, OpenCart or WordPress.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
If you get one of our dedicated servers
and if you choose Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel on the order form, you’ll get the Memcached data caching platform as standard and you can enable it for any Internet site that you host on the server without installing or upgrading anything. It will begin storing data as users open your Internet site, so you will see the results of using it soon after that. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the platform is 3 gigabytes and naturally, the more powerful the package, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to take advantage of the caching platform for a large number of websites or for an extremely heavy website without weakening its effectiveness. The Memcached platform will permit you to boost the loading speed of any database-powered Internet site very quickly – a Joomla™
portal, a WordPress personal journal, an OpenCart web shop, etcetera, and to boost the performance of your dedicated server.