An increasing number of users use Memcached to raise database performance. What actually is Memcached?
Memcached is a content caching platform, which is used to optimize the load speed of database-driven sites by caching the requests and the replies between the user and the server. In simple terms, every time a certain page on such a site is opened, the script sends a database query to get the information that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to visit another page, the entire process is repeated and this results in plenty of database requests and excessive server load, especially if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is opened again, the script no longer needs to cull any info from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your website will "soar" and you will enjoy more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your website much faster. Also, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache when any data in the database is changed, so the site users will never wind up seeing old data.
Memcached in Web Hosting
Memcached is offered as an optional upgrade with each web hosting
account that we’re offering and if you’d like to use it for any script-based website that you host on our avant-garde cloud platform, you will be able to order it in several simple steps through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be offered the option to upgrade two separate things – the instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the sites that can use the Memcached distributed memory object caching system simultaneously, so if you need it for several websites, you can get a number of instances. The second one refers to the total amount of memory that Memcached will be allowed to use to cache data, so for multiple websites (or for one single resource-intensive site), you may want to get more memory for improved performance. The memory comes in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be added at any point. With Memcached, each script-based site hosted on our servers will load extra-fast.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you obtain one of our semi-dedicated server
plans, you’ll find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you’d like to use it for any of the websites hosted in your semi-dedicated account, you can activate it with only a few clicks. The object caching platform is perfect for any script-powered web app like WordPress, Joomla™
, or even a tailor-made app, and based on your necessities, you’ll be able to choose two different features – how many Internet sites will use the Memcached platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much data will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory that the platform will employ. The two features are not bound to each other, so if you own a popular website with a lot of content, you can order one instance and a larger amount of system memory. Memcached will accelerate the overall performance of your Internet sites soon after you enable it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy much better loading times.
Memcached in VPS Servers
You’ll get Memcached with any of the VPS server
plans offered by us if you select Hepsia as your Control Panel and you will be able to activate the object caching platform through the Control Panel section with the exact same name. The configuration takes a few clicks of the mouse and you will see the difference in the performance of your websites almost instantly. The amount of system memory that the Memcached caching platform can take advantage of to cache info depends on the particular VPS hosting plan that you’ve selected, but in any case it will be at least several hundred MB, which is more than enough even for several heavy websites. You can use Memcached with Internet sites driven by WordPress, Joomla™
or any other app and lower the load on your VPS, which will enable you to keep using the current Virtual Private Server package instead of upgrading to a more powerful one, as you will simply not need it. Memcached is already being used by famous websites like Zynga, Reddit and Wikipedia, which is an evidence of its efficacy.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Each dedicated server
that’s ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can start using this object caching system as soon as the server is set up, without having to activate or upgrade anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can employ depends on the very server that you have chosen, but since our servers are extremely powerful and given the fact that it’s likely that you will host resource-intensive sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use will be three gigabytes. This will permit you to boost the performance of very popular Internet sites without effort and you will distinguish the difference shortly after Memcached begins caching database queries. You can make full use of the Memcached caching system with any database-driven site, including those based on popular CMSs like Joomla™