More and more users use Memcached in order to raise database performance. What actually is Memcached?
Memcached is a memory caching system, which is used to optimize the loading speed of database-driven sites by caching the queries and the replies between the visitor and the server. To put it simply, every time a particular web page on such a site is requested, the script calls its database to get the info that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a hyperlink to visit a different page, the whole process is carried out again and this results in plenty of database queries and excessive load on the server, even more so if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to fetch any content from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll have more happy visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your website faster. Additionally, Memcached "refreshes" its cache every time any information in the database is updated, so the website visitors will never see old content.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
You can use Memcached with all Linux cloud packages
that we are offering. It’s offered as an optional upgrade, which you can get with just a few clicks of the mouse from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It requires an extension, which is already installed on our cloud website hosting platform, so you can begin using Memcached as soon as you order it. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts, which will offer you more flexibility depending on the websites that you wish to use it for. The first part shows the number of the Internet sites that will use Memcached, or the ‘instances’, while the second one is related to the system memory, in other words – to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can order more system memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you’ve got, the more data will be cached, which may be a quite good idea for regularly visited websites with large-sized databases and numerous concurrent visitors. Thus, you can enhance the overall performance of any script-powered website hosted on our servers effortlessly.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you purchase any of our semi-dedicated server
packages, you will find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades part of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you’d like to use it for any of the websites hosted in the account, you can add it with only a couple of clicks. The memory caching platform is perfect for any script-powered software application like WordPress, Joomla™
, or even a custom-built one, and based on your needs, you will be able to choose two different things – how many sites will use Memcached, i.e. the number of instances; and how much content will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory that the platform will employ. The two features are not tied to each other, so if you’ve got a popular site with a lot of data, you can get one instance and a larger amount of memory. The Memcached platform will improve the performance of your Internet sites soon after you activate it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy better loading times.
Memcached in VPS
If you order a virtual private server
from us, you’ll be able to use Memcached at no additional price, as the distributed memory caching platform is offered with all VPS servers that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. Even if you run heavy Internet sites, you will be able to optimize their performance with ease and the decreased load on your virtual machine will enable you to keep using your current VPS plan instead of upgrading to a more powerful one. The amount of memory that Memcached can use to cache info depends on the package that you are using, but even with a low-end one, you’ll get at least several hundred MB, which is considerably more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared web hosting package, so the website performance boost will be great. You can take advantage of Memcached with any database-driven app, regardless of whether you have developed it on your own or you’re using a ready-to-use one like OpenCart, WordPress or Joomla™
Memcached in Dedicated Hosting
Memcached comes free of charge with all Linux dedicated servers hosting packages
that we are offering and the sole requirement is that the dedicated machine must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the distributed memory object caching system for any database-powered site, including those based on popular Internet apps – for instance, a WordPress personal journal or a Joomla™
-driven community website. Each server comes with a specific amount of memory that the Memcached caching system can use, but the minimum amount you’ll get is 3 gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to accelerate the load speed of extremely popular sites substantially, since this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached data. The system will start caching data the moment it is activated, so shortly thereafter, you will observe the optimized performance of your sites and the decreased load on the server. Numerous sites use the Memcached caching system to enhance their effectiveness, including popular ones like Reddit and Wikipedia.