Find out what Memcached is and exactly why lots of people try it for their databases.
Memcached is a distributed memory object caching platform, which is used to supercharge the loading speed of database-driven websites by caching the calls and the responses between the visitor and the server. Simply put, anytime a certain web page on such a site is requested, the script connects to its database to fetch the info that should be shown to the website visitor. If the latter clicks on a link to open some other web page, the entire process is performed again and this generates a lot of database calls and excessive load on the server, especially if the website has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to extract any information from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll get more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your website faster. Also, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache every time any info in the database is edited, so the users will never end up seeing outdated content.
Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting
Memcached is offered as an upgrade with each Linux cloud website hosting package
offered by us and you will be able to start using it once you add it, since the PHP extension that it requires in order to run correctly is already available on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform. You can order the upgrade via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each shared hosting plan and a brand new Control Panel section where you can manage Memcached will appear. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the number of instances and the memory, so as to give you more versatility. The first one refers to the number of the websites which can use Memcached, while the second one, which comes in increments of 16 MB, specifies the total size of the content that the system can cache. A traffic-heavy site with a large database may need more memory to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so if you want to upgrade this service, you will be able to do it at any time with a few mouse clicks.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can add Memcached to any of the Linux semi-dedicated packages
that we offer and make use of its full potential for any script-powered Internet site hosted on our servers. The upgrade is accessible through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can select two things – the instances and the amount of memory. These things specify how many sites can use Memcached and how much system memory it will use to cache your content. You can select them independently, since a given instance is not tied to a specific amount of system memory, so you can use plenty of memory for one regularly visited Internet site, for example. This upgrade comes in increments of 16 megabytes and you can get as much memory as you want. The platform can be used with any script-powered site irrespective of its type, including those that are based on widespread Internet apps like WordPress, Joomla™
, and plenty of companies like Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to increase the overall performance of their websites.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting
You can use the full potential of Memcached with each and 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 just a few clicks of the mouse. You can optimize the performance of any site, no matter what script-powered software app you’re using or how heavy the Internet site is, since the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 gigabytes and this amount increases substantially with the more powerful servers. Shortly after the system is activated, it will begin caching info each time somebody opens your site, so, once enough info has been cached, you’ll distinguish the lowered load on the server and the enhanced overall performance of your website. The Memcached caching system is used by plenty of websites, including famous portals such as Zynga, Reddit and Wikipedia, which is a confirmation of the efficiency of the caching system.