Memcached is a memory caching system, which is used to boost the performance of database-driven websites by caching the requests and the responses between the visitor and the server. Put simply, every time a given web page on such a website is accessed, the script queries its database to request the info that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to open another web page, the entire operation is executed again and this results in lots of database calls and higher load on the server, even more so if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer has to fetch any info from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall speed of your website will "soar" and you will have more pleased visitors and they will be able to navigate through your site much faster. Additionally, Memcached updates its cache when any data in the database is changed, so the site visitors will never see outdated data.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
You can take advantage of the Memcached distributed memory caching system with all cloud hosting packages that we offer. It’s available as an upgrade, which you can activate with only a few clicks of the mouse from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It requires a PHP extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud platform, so you can begin using Memcached once you add it. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts, which will give you more flexibility depending on the websites that you’d like to use it for. The first part reveals the number of the websites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the so-called ‘instances’, whereas the second one refers to the system memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can get more system memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you have ordered, the more data will be cached, which may be a quite good idea for popular websites with large-size databases and a lot of users. Thus, you can improve the speed of every script-based site hosted on our cloud servers without effort.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you order any of our semi-dedicated server packages, you will find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades part of your Hepsia hosting 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 mouse clicks. The content caching platform is suitable for any script-driven app like Joomla, WordPress, or even a custom-developed app, and depending on your necessities, you will be able to select two separate features – how many websites will use the Memcached caching platform, in other words – the number of instances; and how much data will be stored, in other words – the amount of system memory that the platform will employ. The two features are not tied to each other, so if you manage a traffic-consuming site with a lot of content, you can get one instance and a larger amount of system memory. The Memcached caching platform will optimize the performance of your websites shortly after you enable it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy much better load times.
Memcached in VPS Web Hosting
You will get Memcached with any of the virtual private server plans that we are offering if you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you will be able to activate the memory caching platform through the Control Panel section with the very same name. The activation requires a couple of mouse clicks and you will notice the difference in the performance of your Internet sites almost immediately. The amount of memory that the Memcached platform can employ to cache info depends on the particular VPS plan that you’ve picked, but at any rate it will not be less than several hundred megabytes, which is quite enough even for multiple resource-hungry sites. You can use Memcached with sites powered by WordPress, Joomla or any other web app and lower the load on your Virtual Private Server, which will allow you to keep using the current Virtual Private Server plan rather than migrating to a more powerful one, as you simply won’t need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by famous websites such as Zynga, Wikipedia and Reddit, which confirms its effectiveness.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting
If you purchase one of our Linux dedicated servers hosting and if you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel on the order page, you will get the Memcached caching platform as standard and you can set it up for any Internet site that you host on your server without installing or upgrading anything. It will begin caching info as people open your site, so you’ll detect the result of using it shortly thereafter. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the Memcached platform is three gigabytes and naturally, the more powerful the package, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will permit you to use the platform for a large number of Internet sites or for an extremely heavy site without compromising its efficacy. The Memcached platform will allow you to improve the load speed of any database-powered site very quickly – a Joomla portal, a WordPress blog, an OpenCart e-shop, etcetera, and to improve the performance of your dedicated machine.