A large number of users work with Memcached to enhance database performance. What actually is Memcached?
Memcached is a popular distributed memory object caching platform, which can boost the loading speed and the performance of your sites substantially if they use a database or an API. This is accomplished by caching the calls to the database/API and the replies that are delivered, so if a visitor conducts a search for a given product on your site, for instance, the database will not have to be accessed to display the results and the whole procedure will be executed much faster. This is valid for all kinds of database-powered apps and not only for Internet shops, since anytime a web page is opened, the application sends a database request to get the data that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your site open much faster, but it will also generate much less load. If any data in the database is updated, the cached replies will also be ‘refreshed’, so the website visitors won’t see any outdated information.
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 hosting plan with just a few clicks of the mouse through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantaneously and, since the needed PHP extension is already installed on our leading-edge cloud website hosting platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more versatility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many sites will use Memcached) and to the system memory that Memcached will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 megabytes and you can add memory as many times as you wish. Naturally, the more memory Memcached is allowed to use, the more content it will cache, so in case you own a larger site with a lot of data, you may need more memory so as to be able to take advantage of the power that Memcached can give you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can get the Memcached data caching system as an upgrade with each of our semi-dedicated plans
and since it works with any script-powered web app, you can use it for any Internet site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, no matter what application you have used – Mambo, WordPress or Joomla™
, a custom-developed app, etc. You can order the upgrade via the corresponding section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated account, and you can select two separate things – the number of instances and the amount of memory that they will use. To put it simply, these things indicate how many websites will use Memcached and the amount of system memory that the system will be able to use to store your info. The two things are ordered independently for more freedom and one instance does not come bundled with a particular amount of system memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached system with any kind of website and both you and the visitors will swiftly distinguish the difference in the performance.
Memcached in VPS Servers
You will get Memcached with any of the VPS server
packages that we offer when you select Hepsia as your Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the content caching platform through the Control Panel section with the same name. The activation requires a couple of clicks and you’ll see the difference in the overall performance of your sites almost instantaneously. The amount of memory that the Memcached platform can employ to cache information depends on the particular Virtual Private Server hosting plan that you have chosen, but in any case it will be at least several hundred MB, which is more than enough even for multiple busy sites. You can use the Memcached platform with Internet sites driven by Joomla™
, WordPress or any other script and lower the load on your Virtual Private Server, which will allow you to continue using the current package instead of moving to a more powerful one, as you will simply not need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by popular websites like Zynga, Reddit and Wikipedia, which verifies its efficacy.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
If you acquire any of our dedicated web hosting plans
and if you choose Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel on the order form, you’ll get the Memcached memory caching platform as standard and you can use it with each Internet site that you host on the dedicated machine without upgrading or installing anything. It will start caching information as users visit your Internet site, so you’ll see the result of using it shortly after that. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the platform is three 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 lot of websites or for an extremely large Internet site without compromising its effectiveness. Memcached will enable you to accelerate the loading speed of any database-driven Internet site in no time – a Joomla™
portal, a WordPress weblog, an OpenCart e-store, etcetera, and to boost the performance of your dedicated machine.