What precisely is Memcached? What is the reason for its rising recognition among people who maintain databases?
Memcached is an object caching system, which has been gaining in popularity lately owing to its efficiency. It’s used to cache calls and responses between a database and the app that uses it, which can improve the overall performance of your website and lessen the generated load greatly. Anytime a web page on an application-driven site is visited, the application connects to the database and "asks" what info should be shown, and then drags it. With Memcached, these procedures are omitted, as the platform has already cached all the content that should be displayed on a certain page. When any data is modified, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ too, so the website visitors will never end up seeing out-of-date content. Memcached is a perfect solution for every website that entices plenty of visitors, since it will make it faster than the speed of sound and will enhance the overall user experience.
Memcached in Shared Hosting
The Memcached memory caching system comes as an optional upgrade with each and every shared plan
offered by us and you’ll be able to start using it once you enable it, as the PHP extension that it requires in order to function correctly is already installed on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform. You can order the upgrade through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is available with each hosting package and a brand-new section where you can manage Memcached will show up. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the instances and the system memory, so as to give you more versatility. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that can use Memcached, while the second one, which is offered in increments of 16 MB, specifies the maximum size of the content that can be cached by the system. A busy website with a large-sized database may need more memory to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so in case you want to upgrade this service, you will be able to do it at any given time with a few mouse clicks.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can get the Memcached distributed memory caching system as an upgrade with each of our semi-dedicated hosting plans
and since it works with any script-driven app, you can use it for every Internet site that you host on our platform, irrespective of what application you have used – Mambo, WordPress or Joomla™
, a custom-created app, etc. You can add the upgrade via the respective section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated server account, and you can select two different features – the number of instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. To put it simply, these things determine the number of the websites that will use Memcached and the maximum amount of memory that the system will be able to use to cache your content. The two things are ordered separately for more flexibility and one instance does not come with a particular amount of memory. You can use Memcached with any sort of site and both you and the visitors will quickly notice the difference in the performance.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
You can unlock the full potential of Memcached with each dedicated server
offered by our company in case you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A special Control Panel section is dedicated to the caching system and you can begin using Memcached for any website hosted on the server with only a couple of mouse clicks. You can enhance the overall performance of any Internet site, regardless of what script-based application you are using or how popular the Internet site is, since the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to employ is 3 gigabytes and this amount increases immensely with the higher-end dedicated servers. Shortly after the system is activated, it will start caching information anytime someone opens your website, so, as soon as sufficient information has been stored, you will see the lowered load on the server and the optimized performance of your website. Memcached is being used by numerous sites, including popular portals like Reddit, Zynga and Wikipedia, which is a proof of the efficiency of the Memcached system.