What precisely is Memcached? What is the reason for its increasing level of popularity among users who take care of databases?
Memcached is a memory caching platform, which is used to supercharge the loading speed of database-driven sites by caching the queries and the responses between the website visitor and the server. To put it in simple terms, every time a given page on such a website is visited, the script calls its database to fetch the information that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to visit some other page, the entire operation is performed again and this generates lots of database requests and excessive server load, especially if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is opened again, the script no longer needs to extract any content from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall speed of your website will increase and you will get more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to browse your site much faster. Plus, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache if any data in the database is edited, so the site users will never wind up seeing old content.
Memcached in Web Hosting
When you host script-driven websites in a web hosting
account with our company, you can add the Memcached content caching system to your shared hosting plan with just a few clicks of the mouse from your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available immediately and, since the required extension is pre-installed on our advanced cloud platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more versatility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many Internet sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter is available in increments of 16 megabytes and you can add memory whenever you want. Logically, the more memory Memcached is permitted to use, the more data it will cache, so if you manage a busy site with lots of data, you may need more memory so as to be able to take advantage of the power that Memcached can offer you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you get one of our semi-dedicated server
packages, you will find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you’d like to use it for any of the Internet sites hosted in the semi-dedicated account, you can add it with just a few clicks of the mouse. The distributed memory object caching platform is ideal for any script-powered software app such as WordPress, Joomla™
, or even a custom application, and depending on your necessities, you’ll be able to choose two different things – how many Internet sites will use Memcached, i.e. the number of instances; and how much info will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory that the platform will use. The two features are not tied to each other, so if you have a regularly visited site with lots of content, you can order one instance and a larger amount of system memory. The Memcached caching platform will enhance the overall performance of your Internet sites shortly after you enable it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy much better load times.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
You can unlock the full potential of Memcached with every dedicated server
that we offer if you select Hepsia as your Control Panel. A section in it is dedicated to the content caching system and you can start using Memcached for any Internet site hosted on the server with only a couple of mouse clicks. You can optimize the performance of any site, no matter what script-driven web app you’re using or how large the website is, since the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 gigabytes and this amount increases seriously with the more powerful servers. Soon after the caching system is activated, it will begin caching info every time somebody opens your website, so, once enough information has been stored, you’ll distinguish the reduced server load and the enhanced performance of the site. The Memcached system is being used by lots of sites, including popular portals like Wikipedia, Reddit and Zynga, which demonstrates the efficiency of the Memcached caching system.