An increasing number of users work with Memcached so as to enhance database performance. What actually is Memcached?
Memcached is a memory caching platform, which is used to supercharge the speed of database-driven sites by caching the calls and the replies between the visitor and the server. In other words, anytime a given page on such a site is requested, the script connects to its database to fetch the info that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks a link to open another web page, the entire procedure is performed again and this leads to a lot of database calls and higher server load, particularly if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer has to request any information from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more pleased visitors and they will be able to surf through your website much faster. Furthermore, Memcached updates its cache if any info in the database is changed, so the site users will never end up seeing out-of-date data.
Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting
Memcached is available as an optional upgrade with each and every cloud web hosting
package that we’re offering and if you would like to use it for any script-driven website that you host on our avant-garde cloud platform, you’ll be able to enable it in several simple steps via your Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be given the option to upgrade two separate things – the instances and the system memory. The first one is related to the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached distributed memory object caching system simultaneously, so if you need it for several sites, you can get 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 numerous websites (or for one traffic-hungry site), you should order more memory for better results. The memory comes in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be ordered at any moment. With Memcached, each script-driven website hosted on our servers will load incredibly fast.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you acquire any of our semi-dedicated server
plans, you’ll find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel, so if you want to use it for any of the sites hosted in the semi-dedicated server hosting account, you can add it with just a few clicks of the mouse. The content caching platform is ideal for any script-powered software app like Joomla™
, WordPress, or even a custom-developed app, and depending on your needs, you’ll be able to choose two separate things – how many websites will use the Memcached caching platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much content will be stored, in other words – the amount of system memory that the platform will use. The two features are not bound to each other, so if you run a traffic-heavy Internet site with a lot of content, you can get one instance and a large amount of system memory. The Memcached platform will enhance the overall performance of your websites soon after you activate it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy much better loading times.
Memcached in VPS Servers
Memcached is available as standard with all VPS servers
that are ordered with our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension it needs in order to perform correctly is compiled when the server is set up, so you can start using the caching platform as soon as your brand-new server is fully functional. The system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the particular VPS plan, but even with the low-end ones, several hundred megabytes will be at your disposal exclusively for this platform. This will allow you to improve the overall performance of multiple websites hosted on the server simultaneously and to lower the load on the virtual machine even if you have busy script-based online portals with a lot of viewers. The Memcached platform can be used with any script – Drupal™
or Mambo, or a custom-built script, and you will detect the faster performance shortly after you start using it.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Any dedicated server
ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can start using the object caching system the moment the dedicated server is configured, without the need to install or upgrade anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the dedicated server that you’ve chosen, but since our servers are amazingly powerful and due to the fact that it is likely that you’ll host resource-consuming websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use is three gigabytes. This will permit you to optimize the overall performance of extremely heavy sites with no effort and you will detect the difference soon after Memcached starts caching database queries. You can make full use of the caching system with any database-powered web page, including those based on famous Content Management Systems like WordPress and Joomla™