An increasing number of users work with Memcached so as to boost database performance. What actually is Memcached?
Memcached is a popular distributed memory caching system, which can accelerate the speed and the overall performance of your websites significantly in case they use an API or a database. This is achieved by caching the requests to the database/API and the responses that are returned, so if a client conducts a search for some product on your site, for instance, the database will not have to be accessed to display the results and the entire task will be performed significantly faster. That goes for all kinds of database-driven apps and not only for e-stores, since anytime a web page is opened, the app sends a database request to fetch the data that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your website load much faster, but it will also produce much less load. If any data in the database is updated, the cached responses will also be ‘refreshed’, so the website visitors will not see any out-of-date information.
Memcached in Website Hosting
Memcached is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every website hosting
package offered by our company and in case you wish to use it for any script-powered Internet site that you host on our innovative cloud hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it in a couple of simple steps through your Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you will get the option to upgrade two different features – the instances and the memory. The first one has to do with 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 has to do with the maximum amount of memory that the system will be permitted to use to cache content, so for lots of sites (or for one single regularly visited site), you may want to get more memory for better results. The memory is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be ordered at any point. With Memcached, any script-driven Internet site hosted on our servers will open faster than the speed of light.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can get the Memcached memory caching system as an optional upgrade with each of our semi-dedicated hosting service
and since it works with any script-driven web application, you can use it for any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, regardless of what application you have used – Mambo, Joomla™
or WordPress, a custom one, etc. You can add the upgrade through the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated server account, and you can choose two separate features – the number of instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. To put it in simple terms, these things indicate the number of the Internet sites that will use the Memcached system and the maximum amount of system memory that the system will be able to use in order to cache your information. The two things are ordered independently for more flexibility and one instance does not come with a pre-defined amount of memory. You can take full advantage of the Memcached system with any sort of website and both you and your visitors will swiftly detect the difference in the performance.
Memcached in VPS Servers
If you acquire a VPS server
from us, you’ll be able to use Memcached at no additional charge, as the memory caching platform is offered with all VPSs ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. Even if you’ve got popular Internet sites, you’ll be able to accelerate their overall performance without effort and the decreased load on the VPS server will permit you to keep using your current VPS package instead of moving to a more powerful one. The amount of memory that the Memcached caching platform can use to cache data depends on the plan that you’re using, but even with a lower-end one, you will get at least several hundred MB, which is significantly more than what you’d get with a shared package, so the website performance boost will be immense. You can take advantage of Memcached with any database-driven web app, regardless of whether you have set it up yourself or you’re using a ready-made one like Joomla™
, OpenCart or WordPress.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Memcached is available for free with all dedicated servers
offered by us and the only condition is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the caching system for any database-driven Internet site, including those based on widely used software apps – for example, a WordPress personal weblog or a Joomla™
-powered social network. Each server is tied to a particular amount of system memory that Memcached can use, but the minimum you’ll get is three gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to accelerate the load speed of extremely busy sites considerably, as this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached data. The Memcached system will start caching data as soon as it’s activated, so soon after that, you’ll observe the enhanced overall performance of your websites and the decreased load on the dedicated server. A lot of websites use the Memcached caching system to boost their efficiency, including popular ones such as Wikipedia and Reddit.