Find out what Memcached is and exactly why more and more people try it for their databases.
Memcached is a commonly used object caching platform, which can improve the speed and the overall performance of your websites tremendously if they use a database or an API. This is achieved by caching the calls to the API/database and the responses that are returned, so when someone searches for a given product on your Internet site, for instance, the database won’t have to be accessed to display the results and the whole operation will be executed noticeably quicker. This is valid for all types of database-powered applications and not only for Internet shops, since anytime a given web page is opened, the application sends a database request to get the content that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your site load considerably faster, but it will also produce much less load. If any data in the database is updated, the cached responses will also be updated, so the site visitors won’t see any outdated info.
Memcached in Web Hosting
When you host script-driven sites in a web hosting
account with us, you will be able to add the Memcached data caching system to your shared web hosting plan with just a couple of clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available momentarily and, since the extension required for it is pre-installed on our innovative cloud website hosting platform, you can start using it straight away. To give you more versatility, 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 the Memcached caching system will use. The latter is available in increments of 16 MB and you can add as much memory as you wish. Naturally, the more memory Memcached is permitted to use, the more data it will cache, so if you manage a large site with a lot of content, you may require more memory to be able to take full advantage of the power that Memcached can offer you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can add the Memcached distributed memory caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated servers
that we’re offering and make use of its full potential for any script-powered site hosted by us. The upgrade is available through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can choose two things – the number of instances and the amount of memory. These things show the number of the websites that can use the Memcached caching platform and the amount of memory that it will use to store your data. You can choose them separately, since one instance is not bound to a specific amount of system memory, so you can use a lot of memory for a single busy website, for instance. This feature comes in increments of 16 MB and you can order as much memory as you like. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-powered website regardless of its type, including those based on popular software apps like Joomla™
, WordPress or Drupal™
, and many companies like Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to accelerate the speed of their sites.
Memcached in VPS Servers
If you get a VPS server
from our company, you’ll be able to use Memcached at no extra charge, as the caching platform is available with all VPS servers ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you’ve got heavy sites, you’ll be able to increase their overall performance effortlessly and the lowered load on your VPS will permit you to continue using your current VPS hosting package instead of switching to a more powerful one. The amount of memory that the Memcached platform can use to cache information depends on the plan that you are using, but even with a low-end one, you’ll have no less than several hundred megabytes, which is considerably more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared hosting plan, so the website performance boost will be tremendous. You can use Memcached with any database-powered web app, regardless of whether you have written it yourself or you’re using a ready-for-use one like Joomla™
, OpenCart or WordPress.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
When you buy one of our Linux dedicated servers
and if you pick Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel during the order process, you will get the Memcached object caching platform by default and you can activate it for any site that you host on your server without upgrading or installing anything. It will begin caching data as people visit your Internet site, so you’ll detect the results of using it shortly thereafter. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the Memcached caching platform is 3 GB and naturally, the more powerful the dedicate server package, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to take advantage of the caching platform for numerous sites or for a very large website without compromising its effectiveness. Memcached will allow you to boost the load speed of any database-driven site in no time – a Joomla™
portal, a WordPress online diary, an OpenCart web store, etc., and to boost the overall performance of your server.