More and more users use Memcached in order to increase database performance. What actually is Memcached?
Memcached is a memory caching platform, which is used to optimize the overall performance of database-powered sites by caching the requests and the replies between the website visitor and the server. In simple terms, anytime a certain page on such a website is opened, the script connects to its database to get the information that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to visit some other web page, the entire process is repeated and this generates a lot of database queries and higher server load, even more so if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to call any content from the database, since everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll get more gratified visitors and they will be able to navigate through your site faster. In addition, Memcached updates its cache when any info in the database is edited, so the site visitors will never end up seeing outdated content.
Memcached in Website Hosting
Memcached comes as an upgrade with each and every website hosting
plan that we’re offering and if you wish to use it for any script-powered website that you host on our avant-garde cloud platform, you’ll be able to order it in a few easy steps through your Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you will be offered the option to upgrade two different features – the instances and the memory. The first one is related to the number of the sites that can use the Memcached distributed memory object caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several sites, you can get a handful of instances. The second one has to do with the maximum amount of memory that the system will be permitted to use to cache information, so for many sites (or for one popular site), you should get more memory for better performance. The memory is available in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be ordered every time you need it. With Memcached, each script-driven website hosted on our servers will load lightning-fast.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you decide to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server
account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, since the data caching platform’s activation takes several clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension that it requires is already installed on our servers, so you can start using the Memcached caching platform as soon as you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You’ll be able to select how many sites can use it and how much information it will cache, in other words – there are two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the amount of system memory. You can order more of both, so if one of your sites becomes very busy, for instance, you can always add more memory to it. Our system is very flexible in this regard and we do not tie a given number of instances to a fixed amount of memory. You can employ Memcached to accelerate any script-driven website, including those that are based on popular applications, such as WordPress or Joomla™
Memcached in VPS Servers
If you obtain a VPS server
from us, you will be able to use Memcached at no additional charge, as the object caching platform is offered with all VPSs that are ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you own resource-heavy websites, you can boost their performance without effort and the decreased load on your virtual machine will enable you to keep using your current Virtual Private Server plan instead of migrating to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that the Memcached caching platform can use to cache information depends on the package that you are using, but even with a less powerful one, you’ll get no less than several hundred MB, which is considerably more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared web hosting package, so the website performance boost will be immense. You can use the Memcached platform with any database-powered web application, irrespective of whether you have set it up on your own or you’re using a ready-for-use one like Joomla™
, WordPress or OpenCart.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Memcached is available for free with all Linux dedicated service
that we’re offering and the one and only condition is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the distributed memory caching system for any database-powered site, including those based on popular apps – for instance, a WordPress personal diary or a Joomla™
-driven community website. Each dedicated server is tied to a different amount of memory that Memcached can employ, but the minimum amount you’ll get is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough to boost the loading speed of extremely popular websites noticeably, as this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached content. The system will begin caching data the moment it’s activated, so shortly thereafter, you’ll observe the enhanced overall performance of your sites and the lowered load on the dedicated server. A lot of Internet sites use Memcached to improve their effectiveness, among them famous ones like Wikipedia and Reddit.