Find out what Memcached is and how come lots of people try it for their databases.
Memcached is a widely used content caching system, which can improve the speed and the overall performance of your Internet sites greatly in case they use a database or an API. This is accomplished by caching the requests to the database/API and the responses that are returned, so when a client conducts a search for a certain product on your site, for example, the database won’t have to be accessed to display the results and the whole procedure will be completed considerably faster. This is valid for all types of database-powered applications and not only for web stores, since anytime a specific page is accessed, the app connects to its database to get the content that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your website open much faster, but it will also produce much less server load. If any data in the database is modified, the cached responses will also be updated, so the site visitors will not see any outdated info.
Memcached in Web Hosting
When you host script-driven websites in a web hosting
account with our company, you will be able to add Memcached to your hosting package with just a few mouse clicks via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantaneously and, since the PHP extension required for it is already installed on our advanced cloud web hosting platform, you can start using it right away. To give you more versatility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many Internet sites will use Memcached) and to the memory that Memcached will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 MB and you can order memory as many times as you want. Logically, the more memory Memcached is permitted to use, the more data it will cache, so if you’ve got a traffic-intensive site with lots of data, you may require more memory to be able to make the most of the power that Memcached can offer you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can get the Memcached object caching system as an upgrade with each of our semi-dedicated servers
and since it works with any script-driven web app, you can use it for each site that you host on our servers, no matter what app you have used – WordPress, Mambo or Joomla™
, a custom-developed one, etc. You can request the upgrade from the corresponding section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated server account, and you can choose two separate features – the number of instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. In simple terms, these things determine how many Internet sites will use the Memcached system and the total amount of system memory that the system will be able to use in order to store your info. The two features are ordered separately for more flexibility and one instance does not come bundled with a particular amount of system memory. You can make use of the Memcached system with any type of website and both you and the visitors will quickly detect the difference in the overall performance.
Memcached in VPS Servers
If you purchase a VPS server
from our company, you will be able to use Memcached at no extra cost, as the caching platform is available with all Virtual Private Servers that are ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you own resource-demanding sites, you’ll be able to optimize their performance without efforts and the lowered server load will enable you to continue using your current Virtual Private Server package instead of upgrading to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use to cache content depends on the package that you’re using, but even with a low-end one, you will have at least several hundred MB, which is considerably more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared hosting package, so the website performance boost will be tremendous. You can take advantage of Memcached with any database-powered web application, no matter if you’ve developed it yourself or you are using a ready-made one such as WordPress, Joomla™
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Any dedicated server
that is ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can begin using this caching system the moment your server is fully operational, without the need to activate or upgrade anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use depends on the server that you’ve selected, but since our servers are pretty powerful and considering the fact that it is likely that you’ll host resource-heavy Internet sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use is 3 gigabytes. This will allow you to accelerate the performance of extremely large sites with ease and you’ll notice the difference soon after the Memcached system begins caching database queries. You can take full advantage of the system with any database-powered online portal, including those based on popular Content Management Systems like Joomla™