What precisely is Memcached? What is the reason for its growing level of popularity among users who take care of databases?
Memcached is a widespread object caching system, which can increase the loading speed and the performance of your Internet sites substantially if they use a database or an API. This is achieved by caching the calls to the API/database and the responses that are delivered, so when a user searches for some product on your website, for example, the database won’t have to be accessed to show the results and the whole task will be executed notably quicker. This goes for all kinds of database-powered apps and not only for e-shops, as anytime a particular web page is accessed, the app sends a database query to fetch the content that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your site open much faster, but it will also generate much less load. If any content in the database is edited, the cached replies will also be ‘refreshed’, so the visitors won’t see any old info.
Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting
You can make use of the Memcached data caching system with all cloud website hosting plans
that we are offering. It’s available as an upgrade, which you can add with just a couple of clicks via your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It needs an extension, which is already installed on our cloud platform, so you can start using Memcached the moment you add it. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts, which will give you more flexibility depending on the sites that you would like to use it for. The first part concerns the number of the Internet sites that will use Memcached, or the ‘instances’, while the second one is related to the system memory, in other words – to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can order more system memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you’ve got, the more content will be cached, which may be a very good idea for regularly visited sites with large databases and a lot of simultaneous visitors. In this way, you can optimize the loading speed of any script-based website hosted on our servers with no effort.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you buy any of our semi-dedicated server
packages, you’ll find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades section of your Hepsia Control Panel, so if you would like to use it for any of the Internet sites hosted in the semi-dedicated server hosting account, you can activate it with only a couple of mouse clicks. The platform is ideal for any script-driven web app like Joomla™
, WordPress, or even an in-house made app, and based on your needs, you’ll be able to choose two separate things – how many sites will use the Memcached platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much info will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory that the platform will use. The two features are not tied to each other, so if you’ve got a busy website with a lot of data, you can get one instance and a larger amount of memory. The Memcached caching platform will improve the performance of your websites shortly after you activate it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy faster load speeds.
Memcached in VPS Servers
Memcached is included by default with every VPS server
that we are offering on the condition that you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel, so you will not have to pay any extra money to be able to use the potential of this distributed memory object caching system. The more powerful plan you select, the more system memory Memcached will have for information storage purposes, but you’ll have no less than several hundred megabytes all the time, which is much more than the amount of memory you would get with a shared hosting package. This will allow you to use the Memcached system for a lot of websites, irrespective of how large they are, which in turn means that you can use a lower-end plan for them without overloading the VPS. The caching system is perfect for script-driven apps such as WordPress, OpenCart, Joomla™
or Mambo, and you can use it even with a custom-made app. Shortly after you enable Memcached, it will start caching data and you’ll perceive the improved overall performance of your websites.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Any dedicated server
ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can begin using the distributed memory caching system as soon as the server is fully functional, without having to upgrade or activate anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the dedicated server that you’ve chosen, but since our servers are truly powerful and considering the fact that it is likely that you will host resource-heavy websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use is 3 GB. This will allow you to optimize the performance of extremely heavy Internet sites without any effort and you will see the difference shortly after the Memcached system starts caching database queries. You can take full advantage of the system with any database-powered site, including those based on widely used CMSs such as WordPress and Joomla™