Learn what Memcached is and why a great number of utilize it for their databases.
Memcached is a data caching platform, which is used to increase the load speed of database-powered websites by caching the calls and the responses between the website visitor and the server. Put simply, anytime a particular page on such a site is requested, the script sends a database query to get the info that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to open another page, the entire process is executed again and this leads to lots of database calls and higher load on the server, especially if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is accessed again, the script no longer needs to call any data from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your website will increase and you will enjoy more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your site faster. Additionally, the Memcached platform updates its cache every time any info in the database is edited, so the visitors will never end up seeing out-of-date content.
Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting
Memcached is available as an upgrade with each cloud web hosting
plan that we’re offering and in case you would like to use it for any script-powered Internet site that you host on our advanced cloud website hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it in a few simple steps through your Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be given 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 websites that can use the Memcached distributed memory object caching system simultaneously, so if you need it for several sites, you can get a handful of instances. The second one has to do with the total amount of memory that Memcached will be allowed to use in order to cache info, so for numerous sites (or for one traffic-consuming site), you should order more memory for improved performance. The memory is offered in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be ordered at any point. With the Memcached caching system, any script-powered website hosted on our servers will open extra-fast.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you choose to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server
account, you will be able to take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, as the platform’s activation takes a few clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension that is required is pre-installed on our servers, so you can begin using the Memcached caching platform the moment you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You’ll be able to choose how many websites can use it and how much content it will cache, in other words – there are two separate upgradable features – the number of instances and the memory. You can order more of both, so if one of your sites becomes very busy, for instance, you can always get more memory. Our system is very flexible in this regard and we don’t tie a specific number of instances to a pre-defined amount of memory. You can employ the Memcached platform to improve the loading speed of any script-driven Internet site, including those based on widely used web-based applications, such as WordPress or Joomla™
Memcached in VPS Servers
Memcached comes by default with each and every VPS server
that we offer if you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel, so you won’t need to pay anything extra to be able to make the most of the full potential of this distributed memory object caching system. The more powerful VPS plan you pick, the more memory Memcached will have for information caching 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 hosting plan. This will enable you to use the Memcached system for lots of sites, no matter how popular they are, which in turn means that you can use a lower-end package for them without overloading your VPS server. The Memcached caching system is ideal for script-driven web applications like Joomla™
, WordPress, OpenCart or Mambo, and you can utilize it even with a custom-built app. Shortly after you activate the Memcached system, it will start caching data and you’ll distinguish the optimized performance of your websites.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Any dedicated server
that’s ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can start using this memory caching system once your server is completely functional, without needing to activate or upgrade anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can employ depends on the very server that you’ve chosen, but since our servers are exceptionally powerful and considering the fact that it’s likely that you will host resource-heavy sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use will be three gigabytes. This will enable you to accelerate the performance of extremely busy websites without efforts and you will distinguish the difference shortly after the Memcached caching system starts caching database calls. You can make full use of the Memcached caching system with any database-driven site, including those based on widely used CMSs like Joomla™