What precisely is Memcached? What is the reason for its growing recognition among users who take care of databases?
Memcached is an object caching system, which has been gaining popularity in recent years because of its efficiency. It’s used to cache requests and replies between a database and the application that’s using it, which can improve the overall performance of your Internet site and lessen the produced load drastically. Every time a web page on an app-powered Internet site is accessed, the app connects to the database and "asks" what info should be shown, and then fetches it. With Memcached, these procedures are omitted, since the platform has already cached all the content that should be displayed on a given webpage. In case any content is changed, the Memcached content is updated too, so the site visitors will never end up seeing out-of-date content. The Memcached platform is an excellent solution for any website that has numerous viewers, since it will make it incredibly fast and will improve the user experience.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can add the Memcached object caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated plans
that we offer and use its full potential for any script-driven site hosted on our servers. The upgrade is available through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can select two features – the instances and the system memory. These things indicate how many sites can use Memcached and the amount of system memory that it will use to cache your content. You can choose them independently, since one instance is not tied to a fixed amount of memory, so you can use plenty of memory for a single large-size website, for instance. This feature comes in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order as much memory as you wish. The platform can be used with any script-powered site irrespective of its nature, including those based on widely used Internet applications like Joomla™
, WordPress or Drupal™
, and plenty of companies like Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to optimize the performance of their sites.
Memcached in VPS Servers
You will get Memcached with each of the VPS server
packages offered by us in case you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you will be able to activate the distributed memory caching platform through the Control Panel section with the very same name. The setup requires a few clicks of the mouse and you will detect the difference in the overall performance of your websites almost momentarily. The amount of memory that the Memcached caching platform can take advantage of to cache data depends on the given VPS hosting plan that you have selected, but at any rate it will be at least several hundred MB, which is quite enough even for several busy sites. You can use Memcached with sites based on WordPress, Joomla™
or any other Internet app and decrease the load on your VPS, which will allow you to keep using the current package instead of upgrading to a more powerful one, since you simply won’t need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by popular websites like Wikipedia, Reddit and Zynga, which shows its efficiency.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
If you purchase any of our dedicated web hosting plans
and if you pick Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel during the signup process, you will get Memcached as standard and you can enable it for any website that you host on the dedicated machine without upgrading or installing anything. It will begin caching data as users access your site, so you’ll see the effect of using it shortly thereafter. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the Memcached caching platform is 3 gigabytes and naturally, the more powerful the package, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will permit you to use the caching platform for numerous websites or for a very busy site without weakening its efficacy. The Memcached caching platform will enable you to increase the loading speed of any database-driven site very quickly – a Joomla™
portal, a WordPress online diary, an OpenCart e-store, etc., and to boost the overall performance of your server.