Learn what Memcached is and why more and more people use it for their databases.
Memcached is a famous memory caching system, which can boost the loading speed and the overall performance of your websites greatly in case they use an API or a database. This is achieved by caching the calls to the API/database and the replies that are returned, so when a customer conducts a search for a certain product on your Internet site, for instance, the database will not have to be accessed to show the results and the entire task will be carried out considerably faster. This goes for all types of database-powered apps and not only for Internet shops, since every time a page is accessed, the application connects to its database to fetch the content that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your website open considerably faster, but it will also generate much less server load. If any data in the database is changed, the cached replies will also be updated, so the website visitors will not see any outdated information.
Memcached in Web Hosting
Memcached is offered as an upgrade with every web hosting plan
offered by our company and you can start using it the moment you enable it, since the PHP extension that it needs in order to perform properly is already available on our innovative cloud platform. You can order the upgrade through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every web hosting plan and a brand new section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the number of instances and the system memory, so as to give you more versatility. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites which can use the Memcached caching system, while the second, which is available in increments of 16 megabytes, specifies the maximum size of the content that can be cached by the system. A traffic-heavy Internet site with a large-size database may require more memory to take an even greater advantage of the Memcached caching system, so if you would like to upgrade this service, you will be able to do it at any point with a few clicks.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you choose to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server
account, you will be able to take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, as the distributed memory caching platform’s activation requires a few clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia Control Panel. The required PHP extension is already installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can start using the Memcached caching platform the moment you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You will be able to select how many websites can use it and how much info can be cached, in other words – there’re two different features that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. You can get more of both, so if one of your Internet sites becomes very busy, for example, you can always order more memory. Our system is unbelievably flexible in this regard and we do not tie a particular number of instances to a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can take advantage of Memcached to increase the speed of any script-powered site, including those based on widely used software apps, such as Joomla™
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Any dedicated server
ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can begin using this data caching system as soon as the server is completely functional, without the need to upgrade or activate anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use depends on the server that you’ve picked, but as our servers are unbelievably powerful and due to the fact that it’s likely that you’ll host resource-heavy websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use is three gigabytes. This will enable you to improve the overall performance of extremely popular sites without efforts and you’ll see the difference shortly after the Memcached caching system starts caching database queries. You can make the most of the Memcached caching system with any database-powered online portal, including those based on popular CMSs such as WordPress and Joomla™