What exactly is Memcached? What is the reason for its rising level of popularity among people who manage databases?
Memcached is a widespread memory caching platform, which can enhance the speed and the overall performance of your sites immensely if they use a database or an API. This is achieved by caching the calls to the API/database and the responses that are returned, so if somebody conducts a search for a specific product on your website, for instance, the database won’t have to be accessed to display the results and the whole operation will be executed notably faster. This goes for all sorts of database-driven applications and not only for e-commerce portals, since anytime a web page is accessed, the application connects to its database to get the data that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your website open noticeably faster, but it will also generate much less server load. If any data in the database is modified, the cached responses will also be updated, so the visitors won’t see any old info.
Memcached in Shared Hosting
When you host script-powered websites in a shared hosting
account with our company, you’ll be able to add the Memcached memory caching system to your shared web hosting package with only a couple of clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available momentarily and, since the PHP extension required for it is already installed on our cutting-edge cloud platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many Internet sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of system memory that Memcached will use. The latter is available in increments of 16 MB and you can order as much memory as you want. Logically, the more memory the Memcached caching system is allowed to use, the more data it will cache, so if you’ve got a resource-intensive website with lots of data, you may require more memory in order to be able to make the most of the power that Memcached can offer you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can add the Memcached object caching platform to any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting
that we are offering and make use of its full capacity for any script-driven site hosted by us. The upgrade is available through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can select two features – the number of instances and the system memory. These things indicate the number of the websites that can use the Memcached platform and how much system memory it will use to store your content. You can select them independently, since a given instance is not tied to a specific amount of memory, so you can use plenty of memory for a single popular site, for instance. This upgrade is available in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order as much memory as you need. The platform can be used with any script-driven website irrespective of its type, including those based on popular Internet apps like Drupal™
, WordPress or Joomla™
, and plenty of companies such as Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to improve the performance of their sites.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting
If you purchase any of our Linux dedicated servers hosting
and if you pick Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel on the order form, you will get the Memcached platform as standard and you can set it up for each website that you host on the dedicated server without upgrading or installing anything. It will begin storing data as people open your Internet site, so you will see the result of using it soon after that. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the caching platform is 3 gigabytes and naturally, the more powerful the dedicated package, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to take advantage of the caching platform for plenty of Internet sites or for a very busy site without compromising its effectiveness. Memcached will permit you to increase the loading speed of any database-powered site very quickly – a Joomla™
portal, a WordPress personal journal, an OpenCart e-shop, etc., and to enhance the performance of your dedicated server.