A large number of users work with Memcached to boost database performance. What actually is Memcached?
Memcached is a popular caching platform, which can boost the speed and the overall performance of your websites significantly if they use an API or a database. This is accomplished by caching the requests to the API/database and the replies that are returned, so if a client conducts a search for a certain product on your website, for example, the database won’t have to be accessed to return the results and the entire task will be carried out noticeably faster. This goes for all types of database-powered apps and not only for shopping portals, as every time a page is accessed, the application sends a request to its database to get the data that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your website load much faster, but it will also generate much less load. If any content in the database is edited, the cached responses will also be ‘refreshed’, so the visitors will not see any old information.
Memcached in Shared Hosting
The Memcached distributed memory caching system is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every shared hosting service
that we are offering and you will be able to begin using it the moment you enable it, as the extension that it needs in order to run correctly is already installed on our cutting-edge cloud platform. You can request the upgrade via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes bundled with every hosting package and a brand-new Control Panel section where you can manage Memcached will appear. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the instances and the amount of system memory, so as to offer you more flexibility. The first one shows the number of the Internet sites that can use Memcached, while the second one, which is offered in increments of 16 MB, defines the total size of the content that the system can cache. A traffic-heavy website with a large-sized database may require more memory in order to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so if you’d like to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any point with several mouse clicks.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can get the Memcached memory caching system as an optional upgrade with all our semi-dedicated hosting
and since it works with any script-driven application, you can use it for any website that you host on our servers, no matter what app you have used – WordPress, Joomla™
or Mambo, a custom-created application, etc. You can request the upgrade from the respective section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated account, and you can select two separate features – the instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. In simple terms, these things indicate how many Internet sites will use the Memcached caching system and the amount of memory that the system will be able to use to store your data. The two things are ordered independently for more flexibility and one instance does not come with a fixed amount of system memory. You can take full advantage of the Memcached system with any type of website and both you and the website visitors will swiftly perceive the difference in the overall performance.
Memcached in VPS Web Hosting
You will get Memcached with any of the virtual private server
packages that we offer when you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the caching platform via the Control Panel section with the same name. The setup requires a couple of clicks of the mouse and you’ll see the difference in the performance of your Internet sites almost instantaneously. The amount of memory that the Memcached caching platform can use to cache content depends on the given Virtual Private Server hosting package that you have chosen, but in any case it will not be less than several hundred megabytes, which is quite enough even for several resource-demanding sites. You can use Memcached with Internet sites powered by Joomla™
, WordPress or any other software application and lower the load on your Virtual Private Server, which will allow you to keep using the current VPS hosting plan instead of switching to a more powerful one, as you will simply not need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by popular websites such as Reddit, Zynga and Wikipedia, which is an evidence of its efficacy.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting
When you obtain one of our Linux dedicated hosting services
and if you choose Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel at signup, you will get the Memcached distributed memory object caching platform as standard and you can activate it for any Internet site that you host on your server without installing or upgrading anything. It will begin storing information as users open your website, so you will see the result of using it soon after that. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the Memcached platform is three gigabytes and normally, the more powerful the dedicate server package, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to use the platform for a lot of websites or for a very busy site without weakening its efficacy. Memcached will allow you to boost the loading speed of any database-driven website very quickly – a Joomla™
portal, a WordPress blog, an OpenCart web shop, etc., and to improve the performance of your server.