What precisely is Memcached? What is the reason for its expanding level of popularity among people who maintain databases?
Memcached is a widespread data caching platform, which can boost the speed and the overall performance of your websites significantly in case they use a database or an API. This is achieved by caching the requests to the database/API and the replies that are returned, so if somebody searches for a particular product on your site, for instance, the database will not have to be accessed to show the results and the whole task will be performed much quicker. This is valid for all sorts of database-driven applications and not only for web shops, as every time a specific page is visited, the application sends a database request to get the content that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your site load significantly faster, but it will also produce much less load. If any data in the database is updated, the cached responses will also be updated, so the users won’t see any old info.
Memcached in Shared Web Hosting
Memcached comes as an optional upgrade with each shared web hosting
plan that we’re offering and in case you’d like to use it for any script-powered site that you host on our leading-edge cloud website hosting platform, you’ll be able to enable it in several easy steps through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be offered the option to upgrade two separate features – the instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the websites that can use the Memcached memory caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several websites, you can order a number of instances. The second one refers to the total amount of memory that the system will be permitted to use to cache content, so for many sites (or for one frequently visited site), you should get more memory for better performance. The memory is offered in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be added at any time. With Memcached, any script-powered website hosted on our servers will open extra-fast.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you purchase any of our semi-dedicated server
plans, you will find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you would like to use it for any of the Internet sites hosted in your account, you can add it with only a few clicks of the mouse. The platform is ideal for any script-driven software app such as Joomla™
, WordPress, or even a custom-developed application, and based on your needs, you will be able to choose two separate features – how many sites will use the Memcached platform, in other words – the number of instances; and how much info will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory that the platform will use. The two things are not bound to each other, so if you manage a traffic-intensive website with a lot of data, you can order one instance and a large amount of memory. The Memcached caching platform will improve the overall performance of your sites shortly after you activate it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy much better loading times.
Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting
You can unleash the full potential of Memcached with every dedicated server
offered by our company if you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A special Control Panel section is dedicated to the distributed memory object caching system and you can start using Memcached for any website hosted on the machine with only a few clicks. You can improve the performance of any website, irrespective of what script-powered app you are using or how popular the Internet site is, since the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 GB and this amount grows enormously with the higher-end servers. Soon after the system is enabled, it will start caching info every time someone accesses your site, so, once enough data has been stored, you’ll perceive the decreased load on the dedicated server and the enhanced performance of your website. The Memcached caching system is used by plenty of sites, including famous portals such as Zynga, Wikipedia and Reddit, which is a confirmation of the efficiency of the caching system.