What exactly is Memcached? What is the reason for its rising popularity among people who take care of databases?
Memcached is a commonly used caching system, which can accelerate the loading speed and the performance of your websites tremendously in case they use an API or a database. This is accomplished by caching the requests to the API/database and the replies that are returned, so when someone conducts a search for a particular product on your Internet site, for instance, the database won’t have to be accessed to display the results and the entire task will be completed much faster. This is valid for all sorts of database-powered applications and not only for online shopping portals, since every time a page is visited, the application connects to its database to fetch the data that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your site open noticeably faster, but it will also produce much less load. If any content in the database is modified, the cached replies will also be updated, so the site visitors won’t see any out-of-date info.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can get Memcached as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting
and since it works with any script-powered web app, you can use it for each Internet site that you host on our servers, no matter what app you have used – WordPress, Mambo or Joomla™
, a custom-built app, etc. You can order the upgrade from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated account, and you can choose two separate things – the instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. To put it simply, these things define the number of the websites that will use the Memcached caching system and the amount of memory that the system will be able to use to cache your information. The two features are offered independently for more freedom and one instance does not come bundled with a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can make the most of the Memcached system with any sort of site and both you and the website visitors will quickly detect the difference in the performance.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting
You can make use of the full potential of Memcached with each dedicated server
that we are offering if you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A special Control Panel section is dedicated to the object caching system and you can begin using Memcached for any website hosted on the machine with just a few clicks. You can enhance the performance of any site, no matter what script-driven web app you rely on or how busy the website is, as the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to employ is three gigabytes and this amount increases tremendously with the more powerful dedicated servers. Soon after the caching system is activated, it will start caching info anytime somebody visits your site, so, as soon as enough information has been cached, you will perceive the reduced load on the server and the improved performance of your site. Memcached is used by plenty of sites, among them popular portals like Wikipedia, Reddit and Zynga, which confirms the effectiveness of the caching system.