More and more users employ Memcached in order to boost database performance. What actually is Memcached?
Memcached is a commonly used distributed memory caching platform, which can boost the loading speed and the overall performance of your websites drastically if they use an API or a database. This is achieved by caching the requests to the API/database and the replies that are delivered, so when a visitor searches for a particular product on your website, for instance, the database will not have to be accessed to display the results and the whole procedure will be performed notably faster. This is valid for all sorts of database-driven applications and not only for online stores, as anytime a given web page is visited, the application sends a database request to get the data that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your site load noticeably faster, but it will also produce much less load. If any content in the database is modified, the cached responses will also be updated, so the visitors will not see any outdated info.
Memcached in Shared Hosting
If you host script-powered sites in a shared hosting
account with us, you’ll be able to add Memcached to your web hosting package with only a couple of clicks of the mouse through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available momentarily and, since the needed extension is already installed on our innovative 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 websites will use Memcached) and to the amount of memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order memory as many times as you need. Naturally, the more memory the Memcached caching system is allowed to use, the more data it will cache, so in case you’ve got a resource-consuming site with lots of data, you may need more memory so as to be able to take advantage of the power that Memcached can offer you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you buy any of our semi-dedicated server
packages, you’ll find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades part of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you wish to use it for any of the Internet sites hosted in your account, you can activate it with just a couple of mouse clicks. The distributed memory caching platform is perfect for any script-driven web app like Joomla™
, WordPress, or even a custom-built application, and depending on your necessities, you will be able to select two separate things – how many sites will use the Memcached platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much information will be stored, i.e. the amount of memory that the platform will employ. The two things are not tied to each other, so if you have a regularly visited website with a lot of data, you can order one instance and a large amount of system memory. Memcached will optimize the overall performance of your websites soon after you enable it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy better load times.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting
Any dedicated server
that is ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can start using the object caching system once the dedicated server is configured, without the need to activate or upgrade anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the dedicated server that you’ve selected, but since our servers are very powerful and given the fact that it is likely that you’ll host resource-hungry websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use is three gigabytes. This will allow you to accelerate the overall performance of extremely popular sites with no effort and you’ll notice the difference shortly after Memcached begins caching database calls. You can use the system with any database-powered site, including those based on widely used CMSs such as WordPress and Joomla™