What precisely is Memcached? What is the reason for its rising popularity among people who maintain databases?
Memcached is a distributed memory object caching platform, which has been gaining popularity lately because of its effectiveness. It’s used to cache queries and responses between a database and the application that’s using it, which can increase the performance of your site and decrease the produced load immensely. Anytime a webpage on an application-powered Internet site is opened, the application connects to the database and "asks" what info should be displayed, and then fetches it. With Memcached, these procedures are skipped, as the platform has already cached all of the content that should show up on a given webpage. If any data is changed, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ too, so the users will never end up seeing old content. Memcached is an excellent solution for any Internet site that draws a lot of viewers, as it will make it extra-fast and will enhance the overall user experience.
Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting
Memcached comes as an upgrade with each and every cloud website hosting
package offered by our company and in case you would like to use it for any script-driven website that you host on our advanced cloud platform, you will be able to enable it in a few easy steps through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be offered the option to upgrade two separate things – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one is related to the number of the sites that can use the Memcached distributed memory object caching system simultaneously, so if you need it for several sites, you can order a handful of instances. The second one has to do with the total amount of memory that the system will be able to use to cache content, so for a lot of websites (or for one regularly visited site), you may want to get more memory for improved performance. The memory comes in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be ordered at any time. With the Memcached caching system, each script-based site hosted on our cloud servers will open blazing-fast.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can add the Memcached memory caching platform to any of the Linux semi-dedicated packages
offered by our company and make use of its full potential for any script-driven site hosted by us. The upgrade is offered through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can choose two features – the instances and the amount of system memory. These things determine how many sites can use the Memcached caching platform and how much memory it will use to cache your data. You can choose them separately, since one instance is not tied to a specific amount of system memory, so you can use lots of memory for one regularly visited site, for example. This feature is offered in increments of 16 MB and you can order as much memory as you like. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-powered website irrespective of its nature, including those that are based on popular Internet applications like Drupal™
, WordPress or Joomla™
, and lots of companies like Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to increase the overall performance of their websites.
Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting
Each dedicated server
ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can begin using this memory caching system the moment your server is fully operational, without having to install or upgrade anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the server that you have chosen, but since our servers are really powerful and given the fact that it’s likely that you will host resource-hungry sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use will be 3 gigabytes. This will enable you to boost the overall performance of extremely heavy sites with ease and you will observe the difference soon after Memcached begins caching database queries. You can take full advantage of the Memcached system with any database-driven web page, including those based on widely used CMSs such as Joomla™