More and more users employ Memcached in order to boost database performance. What actually is Memcached?
Memcached is a distributed memory caching platform, which is used to increase the performance of database-driven Internet sites by caching the calls and the replies between the visitor and the server. To put it simply, every time a given page on such a website is opened, the script sends a query to its database to get the information that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to visit some other web page, the entire process is carried out again and this leads to numerous database requests and high load on the server, even more so if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is accessed again, the script no longer needs to call any data from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll have more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to browse your site much faster. Furthermore, Memcached updates its cache whenever any content in the database is altered, so the site visitors will never end up seeing out-of-date content.
Memcached in Shared Website Hosting
Memcached comes as an optional upgrade with each shared website hosting
plan that we are offering and in case you want to use it for any script-based website that you host on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it in a few simple steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be given the option to upgrade two separate things – the instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the sites that can use Memcached simultaneously, so if you need it for several sites, you can order a number 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 multiple websites (or for one single traffic-intensive site), you may want to get more memory for improved performance. The memory comes in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be ordered at any point. With the Memcached caching system, any script-driven website hosted on our servers will open blazing-fast.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you decide to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server
account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, as the object caching platform’s setup requires several clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension that is required is already installed on our servers, so you can start using the Memcached caching platform as soon as you add it to your account. You’ll be able to select how many Internet sites can use it and how much data it will cache, in other words – there are two different features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your sites becomes very popular, for instance, you can always order more memory. Our system is extremely flexible in this regard and we do not bind a particular number of instances to a fixed amount of memory. You can employ the Memcached platform to boost the speed of any script-powered Internet site, including those that are based on widely used Internet apps, such as Joomla™
Memcached in VPS Servers
Memcached comes by default with all VPS servers
ordered with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension it requires in order to work properly is compiled when the Virtual Private Server is configured, so you can start using the caching platform once your new server is completely ready. The system memory that the Memcached platform can use depends on the particular plan, but even with the lower-end plans, you will get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal for this platform exclusively. This will allow you to optimize the performance of multiple sites hosted on the virtual server simultaneously and to lower the load on the virtual machine even if you’ve got resource-hungry script-driven websites with plenty of visitors. The platform can be used with any script – Joomla™
, Mambo or Drupal™
, or a custom-developed script, and you’ll see the better overall performance soon after you start using it.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
If you buy any of our dedicated servers
and if you select Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel on the order form, you will get the Memcached distributed memory caching platform as standard and you can set it up for any site that you host on your dedicated machine without upgrading or installing anything. It will start storing content as people open your website, so you’ll notice the results of using it shortly thereafter. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the caching platform is 3 gigabytes and normally, the more powerful the dedicated plan, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will allow you to use the platform for numerous websites or for an extremely large site without weakening its effectiveness. The Memcached caching platform will permit you to optimize the speed of any database-powered Internet site very quickly – a Joomla™
portal, a WordPress weblog, an OpenCart e-store, etcetera, and to boost the performance of your server.