What exactly is Memcached? What is the reason for its growing popularity among users who manage databases?
Memcached is a memory caching system, which has been gaining in popularity lately due to its effectiveness. It’s used to cache calls and replies between a database and the application that is using it, which can improve the performance of your Internet site and reduce the created load significantly. Every time a page on an application-driven website is opened, the application connects to the database and "asks" what information should be displayed, and then extracts it. With Memcached, these steps are skipped, as the platform has already cached all of the content that should be shown on a certain web page. In case any data is updated, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ too, so the users will never see out-of-date content. The platform is an excellent choice for every site that lures plenty of viewers, since it will make it really fast and will enhance the overall user experience.
Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting
Memcached is available as an upgrade with every cloud web hosting
offered by us and you’ll be able to begin using it once you activate it, as the PHP extension that it needs in order to function correctly is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud platform. You can order the upgrade via the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each shared hosting plan and a brand new section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the instances and the memory, so as to offer you more versatility. The first one shows the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached caching system, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 16 megabytes, determines the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A popular Internet site with a large-size database may need more memory so as to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so in case you wish to upgrade this feature, you’ll be able to do it at any given point with a few clicks.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can add the Memcached caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated hosting
offered by us and make use of its full capacity for any script-powered website hosted on our servers. The upgrade is accessible through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can select two things – the instances and the system memory. These things define how many websites can use the Memcached platform and the amount of memory that it will use to cache your data. You can choose them independently, since a given instance is not bound to a particular amount of system memory, so you can use a lot of memory for one resource-hungry website, for instance. This upgrade is offered in increments of 16 MB and you can get as much memory as you wish. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-driven website irrespective of its type, including those based on widespread Internet applications like WordPress, Drupal™
, and lots of companies like Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to optimize the loading speed of their sites.
Memcached in VPS Web Hosting
When you purchase a virtual private server
from us, you will be able to use Memcached at no additional cost, as the distributed memory caching platform is available with all Virtual Private Servers that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. Even if you own data-heavy Internet sites, you will be able to optimize their overall performance with no effort and the reduced load on your Virtual Private Server will permit you to keep your current VPS hosting plan instead of switching to a more powerful one. The amount of memory that Memcached can use to cache info depends on the plan that you’re using, but even with a less powerful one, you’ll have no less than several hundred megabytes, which is considerably more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared web hosting plan, so the website performance boost will be significant. You can use Memcached with any database-powered web app, regardless of whether you’ve developed it on your own or you’re using a ready-to-use one such as OpenCart, WordPress or Joomla™
Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting
You can take advantage of the full potential of Memcached with each dedicated server
offered by us in case you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel. A special Control Panel section is dedicated to the data caching system and you can start using Memcached for any website hosted on the server with only a few clicks of the mouse. You can accelerate the overall performance of any site, irrespective of what script-powered software application you’re using or how heavy the site is, since the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 gigabytes and this amount increases enormously with the more powerful dedicated servers. Shortly after the caching system is activated, it will begin caching content every time someone browses your site, so, as soon as enough information has been cached, you will detect the reduced server load and the improved performance of the site. The Memcached system is used by numerous websites, including popular portals such as Zynga, Reddit and Wikipedia, which is a proof of the efficiency of the Memcached system.