What exactly is Memcached? What is the reason for its expanding recognition among people who manage databases?
Memcached is a caching platform, which has been gaining in popularity in recent years thanks to its efficiency. It’s used to cache requests and responses between a database and the application that uses it, which can accelerate the performance of your Internet site and reduce the created load tremendously. Anytime a web page on an application-powered website is accessed, the app connects to the database and "asks" what information should be displayed, and then extracts it. With Memcached, these procedures are skipped, as the platform has already cached the content that should appear on a particular web page. When any data is edited, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ too, so the site visitors will never end up seeing old content. The platform is an excellent option for every site that draws many visitors, since it will boost its speed and will improve the user experience.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
The Memcached caching system is available as an upgrade with each cloud plan
that we offer and you can start using it once you activate it, as the PHP extension that it needs so as to perform correctly is already available on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform. You can order the upgrade from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes bundled with every shared hosting plan and a new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the instances and the memory, so as to give you more freedom. The first one shows the number of the websites which can use the Memcached caching system, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 16 MB, determines the total size of the content that the system can cache. A heavy-traffic website with a large-size database may require more memory in order to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so if you want to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any time with a few clicks of the mouse.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can add the Memcached content caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated plans
that we’re offering and use its full capacity for any script-powered website hosted on our servers. The upgrade is offered through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can choose two things – the number of instances and the system memory. These things determine how many websites can use the Memcached platform and how much memory it will use to cache your content. You can select them independently, since a given instance is not linked to a particular amount of memory, so you can use lots of memory for one traffic-hungry website, for example. This feature comes in increments of 16 MB and you can get as much memory as you need. The platform can be used with any script-powered site irrespective of its nature, including those based on widespread software applications like Joomla™
, WordPress or Drupal™
, and a lot of companies such as Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to improve the overall performance of their websites.
Memcached in VPS Servers
Memcached comes as standard with all VPS hosting plans
ordered with our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. The extension it needs so as to function properly is compiled when the VPS is configured, so you can start using the data caching platform once your brand new server is ready. The system memory that Memcached can use depends on the given VPS plan, but even with the lower-end ones, several hundred megabytes will be at your disposal only for this platform. This will permit you to increase the performance of numerous websites hosted on the Virtual Private Server simultaneously and to reduce the load on the machine even if you have traffic-intensive script-driven websites with lots of users. The Memcached caching platform can be used with any script – Drupal™
or Mambo, or a custom-made script, and you will see the faster overall performance soon after you begin using it.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
You can use the full potential of Memcached with each dedicated server
that we’re offering if you select Hepsia as your Control Panel. A special section in it is dedicated to the distributed memory object caching system and you can start using Memcached for any site hosted on the dedicated machine with just a few clicks. You can optimize the overall performance of any website, regardless of what script-based web application you are using or how heavy the website is, as the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 GB and this amount increases significantly with the more powerful dedicated servers. Soon after the caching system is activated, it will start caching info every time somebody browses your website, so, once enough info has been cached, you will distinguish the lowered load on your dedicated machine and the improved performance of your website. Memcached is used by plenty of sites, among them popular portals like Reddit, Wikipedia and Zynga, which proves the effectiveness of the Memcached system.