An increasing number of users use Memcached in order to raise database performance. What actually is Memcached?
Memcached is a widespread data caching platform, which can increase the loading speed and the performance of your Internet sites considerably if they use an API or a database. This is achieved by caching the requests to the API/database and the responses that are delivered, so if a user conducts a search for a particular product on your website, for example, the database will not have to be accessed to display the results and the whole procedure will be carried out noticeably faster. This goes for all kinds of database-powered applications and not only for web shops, as every time a given page is opened, the app sends a request to its database to get the data that should be shown. With Memcached, not only will your website load considerably faster, but it will also create much less load. If any data in the database is edited, the cached replies will also be ‘refreshed’, so the site visitors won’t see any out-of-date info.
Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting
The Memcached content caching system is available as an upgrade with each cloud web hosting
that we’re offering and you can start using it as soon as you activate it, since the PHP extension that it requires so as to run properly is already present on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform. You can order the upgrade from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every shared web hosting package and a brand new section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the instances and the system memory, so as to give you more freedom. The first one refers to the number of the websites which can use Memcached, while the second, which comes in increments of 16 MB, determines the total size of the content that the system can cache. A regularly visited site with a large-size database may require more memory so as to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so if you wish to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any given point with several clicks of the mouse.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can add the Memcached memory caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated servers
that we’re offering and make use of its full potential for any script-powered site hosted on our servers. The upgrade is accessible through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can select two features – the instances and the amount of memory. These things define how many sites can use the Memcached platform and how much system memory it will use to store your info. You can select them independently, since one instance is not bound to a fixed amount of memory, so you can use a lot of memory for one resource-heavy site, for example. This upgrade is offered in increments of 16 MB and you can get as much memory as you wish. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-driven site regardless of its type, including those that are based on widespread apps like Joomla™
, WordPress or Drupal™
, and a lot of companies such as Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to boost the speed of their websites.