Find out what Memcached is and why lots of people use it for their databases.
Memcached is a distributed memory caching system, which has been gaining in popularity in recent years due to its efficiency. It’s used to cache queries and replies between a database and the application that uses it, which can boost the overall performance of your website and reduce the produced load immensely. Every time a web page on an application-powered Internet site is accessed, the application connects to the database and "asks" what info should be displayed, and then fetches it. With Memcached, these steps are omitted, as the platform has already cached all of the content that should appear on a certain web page. When any content is changed, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ too, so the visitors will never see outdated content. Memcached is a perfect solution for any Internet site that draws a lot of viewers, as it will make it super-fast and will improve the user experience.
Memcached in Shared Website Hosting
Memcached comes as an upgrade with each shared website hosting
account offered by us and in case you wish to use it for any script-powered site that you host on our innovative cloud web hosting platform, you’ll be able to order it in a couple of simple steps through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be offered the option to upgrade two separate features – the number of instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached data caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several sites, you can get a handful of instances. The second one has to do with the total amount of memory that the system will be permitted to use in order to cache information, so for a lot of websites (or for one resource-consuming site), you should order more memory for improved performance. The memory is available in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be added at any time. With the Memcached caching system, every script-based Internet site hosted on our cloud servers will load amazingly fast.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you acquire any of our semi-dedicated server
packages, you’ll find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you’d like to use it for any of the sites hosted in the account, you can add it with only a few mouse clicks. The content caching platform is perfect for any script-based web application like Joomla™
, WordPress, or even an in-house built one, and based on your requirements, you will be able to choose two separate features – how many Internet sites will use the Memcached caching platform, in other words – the number of instances; and how much information will be stored, i.e. the amount of system memory that the platform will employ. The two things are not tied to each other, so if you have a popular site with lots of data, you can get one instance and a large amount of memory. The Memcached platform will optimize the performance of your Internet sites shortly after you enable it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy much better loading times.