An increasing number of users work with Memcached in order to increase database performance. What actually is Memcached?
Memcached is a memory caching platform, which has been gaining in popularity in recent years due to its efficiency. It’s used to cache requests and responses between a database and the app that uses it, which can improve the performance of your site and reduce the created load greatly. Anytime a web page on an application-driven site is accessed, the app connects to the database and "asks" what info should be shown, and then extracts it. With Memcached, these procedures are omitted, as the platform has already cached all the content that should show up on a particular webpage. In case any data is edited, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the visitors will never see old data. The platform is an ideal option for every website that entices numerous viewers, since it will make it faster than the blink of an eye and will improve the user experience.
Memcached in Shared Hosting
The Memcached distributed memory caching system comes as an upgrade with each and every Linux shared hosting package
that we offer and you’ll be able to start using it the moment you activate it, since the PHP extension that it requires in order to work correctly is already installed on our avant-garde cloud web hosting platform. You can request the upgrade via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is available with each shared hosting package and a brand new section where you can manage Memcached will appear. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the instances and the memory, so as to offer you more versatility. The first one refers to the number of the sites that can use Memcached, while the second one, which comes in increments of 16 megabytes, defines the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A frequently visited Internet site with a large database may need more memory so as to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so if you want to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any given moment with a few mouse clicks.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you decide to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server
account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached with ease, since the distributed memory object caching platform’s activation requires a few clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia Control Panel. The required extension is already installed on our servers, so you can start using Memcached as soon as 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 number of instances and the memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your websites becomes very popular, for example, you can always add more memory to it. Our system is extremely flexible in this regard and we do not tie a particular number of instances to a fixed amount of system memory. You can employ the Memcached platform to improve the loading speed of any script-powered website, including those that are based on popular software apps, such as Joomla™
Memcached in Dedicated Hosting
If you obtain one of our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages
and if you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel at signup, you will get the Memcached platform by default and you can activate it for any site that you host on your dedicated server without installing or upgrading anything. It will start storing data as people access your website, so you’ll notice the effect of using it shortly after that. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the platform is 3 GB and normally, the more powerful the plan, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to use the caching platform for plenty of sites or for a very large Internet site without weakening its effectiveness. The Memcached caching platform will enable you to improve the load speed of any database-driven site very quickly – a Joomla™
portal, a WordPress personal journal, an OpenCart e-store, etc., and to improve the overall performance of your dedicated server.