What exactly is Memcached? What is the reason for its expanding recognition among people who maintain databases?
Memcached is a distributed memory object caching platform, which has been gaining popularity lately because of its efficiency. It is used to cache requests and replies between a database and the app that uses it, which can boost the performance of your Internet site and decrease the generated server load significantly. Every time a page on an app-powered Internet site is visited, the app connects to the database and "asks" what info should be shown, and then pulls it. With Memcached, these steps are skipped, since the platform has already cached all the content that should be displayed on a given page. In case any content is changed, the Memcached content is updated as well, so the visitors will never see out-of-date content. The platform is an excellent solution for any website that has lots of viewers, as it will make it load faster and will enhance the user experience.
Memcached in Shared Website Hosting
Memcached is offered as an upgrade with each and every shared website hosting
package that we are offering and if you wish to use it for any script-based website that you host on our innovative cloud platform, you will be able to add it in several simple steps through your Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, 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 sites that can use the Memcached memory caching system simultaneously, so if you need it for several Internet sites, you can get a number of instances. The second one refers to the maximum amount of memory that Memcached will be permitted to use in order to cache info, so for a lot of sites (or for one single large site), you’d better get more memory for improved performance. The memory is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be added every time you need it. With the Memcached caching system, each script-based Internet site hosted on our servers will open much faster.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you get one of our semi-dedicated server
packages, you will find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades part of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you want to use it for any of the sites hosted in your semi-dedicated server hosting account, you can add it with only a few clicks. The data caching platform is ideal for any script-powered software app like Joomla™
, WordPress, or even an in-house made application, and based on your needs, you will be able to choose two separate things – how many sites will use the Memcached caching platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much data will be stored, 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 manage a traffic-intensive website with a lot of data, you can order one instance and a larger amount of system memory. The Memcached platform will increase the overall performance of your websites shortly after you activate it and both you and your visitors will enjoy faster load times.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
When you purchase one of our dedicated web hosting plans
and if you pick Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel during the signup procedure, you’ll get the Memcached distributed memory object caching platform by default and you can use it with any site that you host on your server without installing or upgrading anything. It will start storing information as people open your website, so you will see the result of using it shortly thereafter. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the Memcached platform is 3 gigabytes and normally, the more powerful the dedicated plan, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to use the platform for a large number of websites or for an extremely busy Internet site without compromising its efficacy. The Memcached caching platform will permit you to enhance the load speed of any database-powered website in no time – a Joomla™
portal, a WordPress weblog, an OpenCart store, etc., and to enhance the performance of your dedicated server.