A large number of users work with Memcached in order to boost database performance. What actually is Memcached?
Memcached is a widespread object caching system, which can accelerate the speed and the overall performance of your websites greatly in case they use an API or a database. This is accomplished by caching the requests to the database/API and the responses that are delivered, so if somebody conducts a search for some product on your site, for instance, the database won’t have to be accessed to show the results and the whole task will be performed much faster. This goes for all sorts of database-powered applications and not only for web stores, since anytime a page is accessed, the application sends a request to its database to get the data that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your site open significantly faster, but it will also produce much less load. If any content in the database is edited, the cached responses will also be updated, so the site visitors will not see any outdated information.
Memcached in Website Hosting
Memcached is available as an upgrade with each and every website hosting
plan that we’re offering and if you wish to use it for any script-based site that you host on our leading-edge cloud website hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it in a few easy steps through your Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be given the option to upgrade two different features – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one is related to the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached distributed memory object caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several Internet sites, you can order a number of instances. The second one has to do with the maximum amount of memory that Memcached will be allowed to use to cache information, so for numerous websites (or for one single large-sized site), you’d better order more memory for better results. The memory is offered in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be added at any point. With Memcached, each script-driven website hosted on our servers will load extremely fast.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you decide to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server
account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, since the caching platform’s setup takes several clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension that is required is pre-installed on our servers, so you can start using the Memcached caching platform the moment you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You will be able to select how many sites can use it and how much data it will cache, i.e. there are two different upgradable features – the number of instances and the memory. You can get more of both, so if one of your sites becomes very busy, for instance, you can always add more memory to it. Our system is rather flexible in this regard and we don’t tie a particular number of instances to a pre-defined amount of memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached caching platform to boost the loading speed of any script-powered site, including those that are based on famous software applications, such as WordPress or Joomla™
Memcached in VPS Servers
Memcached is available as standard with all Linux VPS web hosting service
that are ordered with our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. The extension it needs to function properly is compiled when the server is configured, so you can start using the caching platform once your brand-new Virtual Private Server is completely functional. The memory that the Memcached platform can use depends on the given VPS plan, but even with the less powerful plans, you will get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal exclusively for this platform. This will permit you to accelerate the overall performance of multiple sites hosted on the server at the same time and to lower the load even if you manage traffic-heavy script-based web pages with multiple users. The Memcached caching platform can be used with any script – Drupal™
, Mambo or Joomla™
, or a custom-made script, and you’ll notice the better performance soon after you begin using it.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Memcached is available free of charge with all dedicated service
that we’re offering and the one and only condition is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the caching system for any database-powered website, including those that are based on famous Internet applications – for instance, a WordPress blog or a Joomla™
-driven social networking website. Each server comes with a certain amount of system memory that the Memcached system can use, but the minimum you will get is 3 GB, which is quite enough to boost the loading speed of extremely large sites seriously, as this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached information. The system will start caching data the moment it is enabled, so soon after that, you will see the improved performance of your Internet sites and the reduced load on your server. A lot of sites use Memcached to increase their effectiveness, among them popular ones like Reddit and Wikipedia.