A large number of users work with Memcached so as to increase database performance. What actually is Memcached?
Memcached is a widespread caching platform, which can increase the speed and the performance of your sites drastically if 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 somebody searches for some product on your Internet site, for instance, the database will not have to be accessed to display the results and the whole task will be executed noticeably faster. This is valid for all sorts of database-powered applications and not only for web stores, since anytime a particular web page is opened, the application connects to its database to get the content that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your site load considerably faster, but it will also produce much less server load. If any content in the database is changed, the cached responses will also be updated, so the site visitors won’t see any old information.
Memcached in Shared Hosting
You can use the Memcached memory caching system with all shared hosting plans
that we offer. It is offered as an upgrade, which you can get with just a couple of clicks from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It needs an extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud hosting platform, so you can begin using Memcached once you add it. The upgrade is divided into two parts, which will offer you more flexibility depending on the Internet sites that you wish to use it for. The first one shows the number of the websites that will use Memcached, or the ‘instances’, while the second one is related to the memory, i.e. to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can order more memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you have ordered, the more data will be cached, which may be a quite good idea for traffic-intensive sites with large-size databases and lots of visitors. Thus, you can optimize the speed of any script-based site hosted on our cloud servers effortlessly.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can get Memcached as an optional upgrade with all our semi-dedicated plans
and since it works with any script-powered application, you can use it for any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, irrespective of what app you have used – Mambo, Joomla™
or WordPress, a custom-developed one, etc. You can add the upgrade through the respective section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you administer 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 maximum amount of system memory that the system will be able to use to store your information. The two features are offered separately for more flexibility and one instance does not come with a particular amount of memory. You can take full advantage of Memcached with any type of website and both you and your visitors will swiftly notice the difference in the performance.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Any dedicated server
that’s ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can start using the memory caching system the moment your dedicated server is fully ready, without needing to install or upgrade anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the dedicated server that you have chosen, but since our servers are incredibly powerful and given the fact that it is likely that you’ll host resource-hungry Internet sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use will be three gigabytes. This will enable you to accelerate the overall performance of very busy Internet sites with ease and you’ll observe the difference shortly after the Memcached caching system starts caching database requests. You can use the Memcached system with any database-driven online portal, including those based on famous CMSs such as Joomla™