More and more users employ Memcached to increase database performance. What is Memcached?
Memcached is a caching system, which is used to supercharge the speed of database-powered sites by caching the requests and the replies between the visitor and the server. In simple terms, every time a specific page on such a website is requested, the script calls its database to fetch the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks on a link to open another web page, the whole procedure is repeated and this results in a lot of database requests and excessive server load, particularly if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case any of these pages is accessed again, the script no longer needs to pull any content from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more pleased visitors and they will be able to surf through your website faster. Plus, Memcached updates its cache every time any content in the database is modified, so the website visitors will never end up seeing old content.
Memcached in Shared Hosting
If you host script-driven websites in a shared hosting
account with us, you will be able to add the Memcached data caching system to your shared web hosting package with only a few mouse clicks via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available momentarily and, since the needed extension is pre-installed on our avant-garde cloud website hosting platform, you can start using it straight away. To give you more versatility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many sites will use Memcached) and to the memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter is offered in increments of 16 MB and you can order memory whenever you want. Logically, the more memory Memcached is allowed to use, the more data it will cache, so in case you run a traffic-hungry website with a lot of data, you may need more memory to be able to take advantage of the power that Memcached can give you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can add the Memcached caching platform to any of the Linux semi-dedicated packages
that we are offering and use its full capacity for any script-powered Internet site hosted on our servers. The upgrade is available through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can select two things – the instances and the system memory. These things indicate how many websites can use the Memcached caching platform and the amount of system memory that it will use to store your content. You can choose them independently, since one instance is not bound to a specific amount of system memory, so you can use plenty of memory for a single resource-demanding website, for example. This feature is offered in increments of 16 MB and you can order as much memory as you wish. The platform can be used with any script-driven site irrespective of its type, including those based on widely used web-based applications like WordPress, Drupal™
, and a lot of companies such as Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to accelerate the loading speed of their websites.
Memcached in VPS Hosting
You’ll get Memcached with any of the virtual private server
packages offered by us when you select Hepsia as your Control Panel and you will be able to activate the distributed memory object caching platform via the Control Panel section with the exact same name. The activation requires several clicks of the mouse and you will see the difference in the overall performance of your sites almost momentarily. The amount of system memory that the Memcached caching platform can take advantage of to cache information depends on the particular VPS hosting plan that you’ve picked, but at any rate it will be at least several hundred MB, which is quite enough even for multiple traffic-consuming Internet sites. You can use the Memcached platform with websites based on Joomla™
, WordPress or any other application and decrease the load on your VPS, which will permit you to keep using the current Virtual Private Server hosting package rather than switching to a more powerful one, since you will simply not need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by famous websites like Wikipedia, Zynga and Reddit, which is a proof of its efficacy.
Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting
You can unleash the full potential of Memcached with every dedicated server
that we are offering in case you select Hepsia as your Control Panel. A special section in it is dedicated to the memory caching system and you can begin using Memcached for any Internet site hosted on the dedicated server with only a couple of mouse clicks. You can boost the performance of any Internet site, regardless of what script-powered web application you’re using or how heavy the site is, as the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 gigabytes and this amount rises substantially with the higher-end servers. Soon after the system is enabled, it will start caching information anytime somebody opens your website, so, once enough info has been cached, you will detect the lowered load on your dedicated server and the enhanced performance of your site. Memcached is used by numerous sites, among them famous portals such as Zynga, Reddit and Wikipedia, which confirms the effectiveness of the Memcached system.