What exactly is Memcached? What is the reason for its rising popularity among users who maintain databases?
Memcached is a distributed memory caching platform, which is used to supercharge the speed of database-driven sites by caching the calls and the responses between the website visitor and the server. To put it in simple terms, anytime a given page on such a website is visited, the script connects to its database to get the info that should be displayed to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to visit some other web page, the whole process is carried out again and this results in numerous database requests and high load on the server, especially if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to request any data from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall speed of your site will "soar" and you will have more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your website faster. Moreover, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache when any info in the database is updated, so the website visitors will never see old data.
Memcached in Website Hosting
If you host script-based sites in a website hosting
account with our company, you’ll be able to add the Memcached distributed memory object caching system to your shared web hosting package with just a few clicks via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available momentarily and, since the necessary extension is already installed on our leading-edge cloud website 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 Internet sites will use Memcached) and to the system memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter is available in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order memory whenever you wish. Naturally, the more memory the Memcached caching system is allowed to use, the more data it will cache, so if you own a large-size site with a lot of content, you may need more memory so as to be able to make the most of the power that Memcached can offer you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can get the Memcached caching system as an optional upgrade with all our semi-dedicated servers
and since it works with any script-driven web app, you can use it for every site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, regardless of what application you have used – WordPress, Joomla™
or Mambo, a custom-built one, etc. You can request the upgrade from the respective section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated account, and you can select two separate features – the number of instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. In other words, these things determine how many websites will use Memcached and the total amount of system memory that the system will be able to use to store your data. The two features are offered separately for more flexibility and one instance does not come with a fixed amount of memory. You can make the most of Memcached with any sort of site and both you and your visitors will swiftly perceive the difference in the performance.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
You can unleash the full potential of Memcached with each and every dedicated server
that we’re offering in case you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel. A special section in it is dedicated to the caching system and you can start using Memcached for any site hosted on the dedicated server with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. You can boost the overall performance of any site, irrespective of what script-based software app you’re using or how busy the site is, as the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 GB and this amount rises considerably with the more powerful servers. Shortly after the caching system is enabled, it will start caching information every time someone accesses your website, so, as soon as enough info has been cached, you’ll perceive the reduced load on the server and the enhanced performance of the website. The Memcached system is being used by many sites, including popular portals like Reddit, Wikipedia and Zynga, which verifies the effectiveness of the Memcached caching system.