What precisely is Memcached? What is the reason for its growing recognition among people who maintain databases?
Memcached is a caching platform, which is used to boost the load speed of database-powered Internet sites by caching the requests and the responses between the user and the server. To put it simply, every time a specific page on such a site is opened, the script sends a database query to request the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks on a link to open some other web page, the whole operation is carried out again and this leads to a lot of database queries and higher load on the server, particularly if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to request any info from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your website will increase and you will get more gratified visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your website much faster. Moreover, Memcached updates its cache every time any content in the database is edited, so the website visitors will never end up seeing outdated content.
Memcached in Shared Hosting
Memcached is offered as an upgrade with each and every shared hosting
account offered by us and in case you’d like to use it for any script-driven site that you host on our innovative cloud platform, you will be able to order it in several easy steps via your Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be given the option to upgrade two separate features – the instances and the system memory. The first one has to do with the number of the sites that can use the Memcached object caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several sites, you can order a number of instances. The second one has to do with the total amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use to cache data, so for multiple sites (or for one resource-hungry site), you should order more memory for better performance. The memory is available in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be added at any point. With the Memcached caching system, every script-driven site hosted on our servers will load lightning-fast.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you choose to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server
account, you will be able to take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, as the memory caching platform’s activation takes several mouse clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The required PHP extension is already installed on our servers, so you can begin using the Memcached platform the moment you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You’ll be able to choose how many websites can use it and how much data can be cached, i.e. there are two different features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the amount of memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your websites becomes very busy, for instance, you can always get more memory. Our system is extremely flexible in this regard and we do not bind a specific number of instances to a fixed amount of memory. You can employ Memcached to accelerate any script-powered Internet site, including those based on widely used web apps, such as Joomla™
Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting
Any dedicated server
that’s ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can start using the caching system once your dedicated server is assembled, without having to upgrade or activate anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can employ depends on the dedicated server that you’ve selected, but since our servers are unbelievably powerful and due to the fact that it is likely that you’ll host resource-hungry websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use will be 3 GB. This will enable you to boost the overall performance of very large Internet sites without efforts and you’ll note the difference shortly after Memcached starts caching database calls. You can make use of the Memcached system with any database-powered web portal, including those based on famous Content Management Systems such as WordPress and Joomla™