Memcached is a caching platform, which is used to optimize the performance of database-powered 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 accessed, the script connects to its database to fetch the information that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a hyperlink to open another page, the entire process is repeated and this generates a lot of database requests and higher server load, especially if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is opened again, the script no longer needs to call any info from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more gratified visitors and they’ll be able to browse your site much faster. Additionally, Memcached "refreshes" its cache every time any data in the database is changed, so the website visitors will never see old content.
Memcached in Website Hosting
When you host script-driven sites in a website hosting account with us, you’ll be able to add the Memcached caching system to your hosting package with only a couple of mouse clicks through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantly and, since the required PHP extension is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more versatility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of memory that Memcached will use. The latter is offered in increments of 16 MB and you can order memory as many times as you want. Naturally, the more memory Memcached is allowed to use, the more data it will cache, so in case you own a resource-requiring website with a lot of content, you may need more memory to be able to make the most of the power that Memcached can offer you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you acquire any of our semi-dedicated server plans, you will find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades section of your Hepsia Control Panel, so if you want to use it for any of the sites hosted in your semi-dedicated account, you can enable it with just a couple of mouse clicks. The distributed memory object caching platform is suitable for any script-powered web application like WordPress, Joomla, or even a custom-developed one, and depending on your demands, you will be able to choose two different things – how many Internet sites will use the Memcached caching platform, in other words – the number of instances; and how much content will be stored, in other words – the amount of memory that the platform will employ. The two things are not bound to each other, so if you manage a frequently visited Internet site with lots of data, you can get one instance and a larger amount of system memory. The Memcached caching platform will improve the overall performance of your Internet sites shortly after you enable it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy much faster load speeds.
Memcached in VPS Servers
Memcached is offered by default with every VPS server that we’re offering on the condition that you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel, so you will not have to pay any extra money to be able to make the most of the full power of this content caching system. The more powerful Virtual Private Server hosting package you choose, the more memory Memcached will have for content caching purposes, but you will have no less than several hundred megabytes at all times, which is much more than what you’d get with a shared web hosting plan. This will enable you to use the Memcached caching system for numerous websites, regardless of how large they are, which in turn goes to say that you can use a less powerful package for them without overloading the Virtual Private Server. The caching system is perfect for script-based software apps such as OpenCart, Joomla, WordPress or Mambo, and you can use it even with a custom-made app. Shortly after you activate Memcached, it will begin caching info and you will spot the improved performance of your websites.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Memcached comes for free with all dedicated web hosting plans that we’re offering and the sole requirement is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the distributed memory object caching system for any database-driven website, including those based on widely used Internet apps – for instance, a WordPress personal weblog or a Joomla-powered community site. Each server comes with a specific amount of system memory that the Memcached caching system can use, but the minimum you’ll get is 3 gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to accelerate the speed of extremely heavy websites enormously, since this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached data. The system will begin storing content the moment it’s activated, so shortly thereafter, you’ll observe the optimized performance of your Internet sites and the decreased load on your server. Many websites use the Memcached caching system to increase their effectiveness, among them famous ones like Wikipedia and Reddit.