Find out what Memcached is and how come lots of people use it for their databases.
Memcached is a distributed memory caching system, which has been gaining in popularity lately owing to its effectiveness. It is used to cache requests and responses between a database and the application that is using it, which can enhance the overall performance of your site and reduce the created load significantly. Anytime a webpage on an application-powered site is opened, the application connects to the database and "asks" what info should be shown, and then extracts it. With Memcached, these procedures are omitted, as the platform has already cached all the content that should show up on a given webpage. If any data is modified, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the site visitors will never end up seeing out-of-date data. The Memcached platform is a perfect choice for any website that entices plenty of visitors, since it will make it extra-fast and will improve the overall user experience.
Memcached in Shared Hosting
If you host script-based websites in a shared hosting
account with us, you’ll be able to add the Memcached data caching system to your hosting plan with only a couple of mouse clicks from your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available momentarily and, since the extension needed for it is pre-installed on our advanced cloud website hosting platform, you can start using it straight away. To give you more versatility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many websites will use Memcached) and to the amount of memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 MB and you can add as much memory as you want. Naturally, the more memory Memcached is allowed to use, the more data it will cache, so if you run a resource-requiring website with lots of data, you may require more memory to be able to make full use of the power that Memcached can give you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can get the Memcached distributed memory object caching system as an upgrade with all our semi-dedicated hosting services
and since it works with any script-driven app, you can use it for any site that you host on our platform, no matter what application you have used – Mambo, WordPress or Joomla™
, a custom-developed one, etc. You can request the upgrade from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated server account, and you can choose two different features – the instances and the amount of memory that they will use. To put it in simple terms, these things define how many sites will use the Memcached system and how much system memory the system will be able to use to cache your info. The two things are offered separately for more freedom and one instance does not come with a fixed amount of system memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached system with any type of site and both you and the visitors will quickly perceive the difference in the overall performance.
Memcached in VPS Hosting
Memcached comes by default with each and every virtual private server
offered by us if you select Hepsia as your Control Panel, so you won’t need to pay anything extra to be able to make the most of the potential of this data caching system. The more powerful VPS hosting package you choose, the more system memory Memcached will have for data storage purposes, but you’ll have no less than several hundred MB all the time, which is much more than the amount of memory you would get with a shared web hosting package. This will allow you to use the Memcached system for a lot of sites, regardless of how busy they are, which in turn goes to say that you can use a low-end package for them without overloading the VPS. The caching system is excellent for script-based applications like Joomla™
, OpenCart, WordPress or Mambo, and you can utilize it even with a custom-made app. Soon after you enable the Memcached system, it will start caching information and you will notice the enhanced overall performance of your websites.
Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting
You can unleash the full potential of Memcached with each and every dedicated server
offered by us in case you select Hepsia as your Control Panel. A special section in it is dedicated to the memory caching system and you can start using Memcached for any website hosted on the dedicated server with only a few clicks of the mouse. You can optimize the overall performance of any site, no matter what script-based software application you are using or how large the site is, as the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 GB and this amount grows tremendously with the more powerful servers. Shortly after the caching system is activated, it will start caching info anytime someone opens your site, so, as soon as sufficient content has been stored, you will notice the lowered load and the optimized performance of the site. The Memcached system is used by many websites, including famous portals like Zynga, Reddit and Wikipedia, which is a proof of the effectiveness of the caching system.