What precisely is Memcached? What is the reason for its increasing level of popularity among users who maintain databases?
Memcached is a distributed memory object caching platform, which has been gaining in popularity in recent years because of its efficiency. It is used to cache queries and replies between a database and the application that uses it, which can improve the performance of your site and lessen the produced load substantially. Every time a webpage on an app-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 omitted, since the platform has already cached all the content that should show up on a particular webpage. When any content is modified, the Memcached content is updated too, so the visitors will never end up seeing out-of-date data. The Memcached platform is an excellent choice for every Internet site that has lots of viewers, as it will make it load faster and will improve the overall user experience.
Memcached in Website Hosting
When you host script-powered sites in a website hosting
account with us, you’ll be able to add the Memcached caching system to your hosting package with only a couple of mouse clicks from your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantaneously and, since the PHP extension needed for it is already installed on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform, you can begin using it straight 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 add as much memory as you need. Naturally, the more memory Memcached is permitted to use, the more content it will cache, so if you’ve got a regularly visited site with a lot of data, you may require more memory so as to be able to make the most of the power that Memcached can give you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you choose to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server
account, you will be able to take advantage of Memcached with ease, since the object caching platform’s activation requires several mouse clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The required PHP extension is already installed on our servers, so you can start using Memcached as soon as you add it to your account. You will be able to select how many sites can use it and how much data can be cached, i.e. there’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the amount of memory. You can get more of both, so if one of your Internet sites becomes very busy, for instance, you can always get more memory. Our system is really flexible in this regard and we don’t tie a specific number of instances to a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached caching platform to improve the speed of any script-driven website, including those that are based on popular web applications, such as Joomla™
Memcached in VPS Servers
Memcached comes as standard with all VPS servers
that are ordered with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension it requires to perform correctly is compiled when the virtual server is set up, so you can begin using the distributed memory object caching platform as soon as your brand-new Virtual Private Server is completely operational. The memory that Memcached can use depends on the given plan, but even with the lower-end ones, you will get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal only for this platform. This will permit you to increase the performance of multiple websites hosted on the Virtual Private Server simultaneously and to reduce the load on the virtual machine even if you’ve got resource-hungry script-driven portals with many viewers. Memcached can be used with any script – Drupal™
or Mambo, or a custom-developed script, and you will distinguish the faster overall performance shortly after you start using it.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Any dedicated server
ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can begin using the memory caching system as soon as the server is fully ready, without the need to upgrade or activate anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can use depends on the server that you have picked, but since our servers are astonishingly powerful and considering the fact that it is likely that you will host resource-heavy Internet sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use is three gigabytes. This will allow you to boost the overall performance of very busy websites with ease and you’ll see the difference soon after the Memcached system begins caching database calls. You can make full use of the caching system with any database-powered website, including those that are based on popular CMSs such as WordPress and Joomla™