Memcached is a distributed memory object caching platform, which is used to boost the performance of database-driven Internet sites by caching the requests and the responses between the user and the server. Put simply, every time a certain page on such a website is visited, the script sends a database query to fetch the information that should be shown to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to go to some other web page, the whole process is executed again and this generates plenty of database queries and high load on the server, especially if the website has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer has to request any info from the database, since everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your website will "soar" and you will get more gratified visitors and they will be able to surf through your website faster. Moreover, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache if any content in the database is changed, so the site users will never end up seeing out-of-date content.
Memcached in Hosting
When you host script-driven websites in a hosting account with us, you’ll be able to add the Memcached object caching system to your shared hosting plan with just a few clicks from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantaneously and, since the needed extension is already installed on our advanced cloud hosting platform, you can begin using it straight away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many sites will use Memcached) and to the memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order memory as many times as you wish. Naturally, the more memory the Memcached caching system is allowed to use, the more content it will cache, so in case you have a regularly visited website with lots of content, you may need more memory so as to be able to take advantage of the power that Memcached can offer you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can get the Memcached memory caching system as an upgrade with each of our semi-dedicated servers and since it works with any script-powered web app, you can use it for every site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, regardless of what application you have used – Mambo, Joomla or WordPress, a custom-built application, etc. You can order the upgrade through the respective section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated account, and you can choose two different things – the number of instances and the amount of memory that they will use. To put it simply, these things specify how many sites will use Memcached and how much system memory the system will be able to use in order to cache your information. The two features are offered independently for more freedom and one instance does not come with a fixed amount of memory. You can make full use of the Memcached system with any sort of website and both you and your visitors will swiftly spot the difference in the performance.
Memcached in VPS Servers
You will get Memcached with any of the VPS server plans offered by us in case you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel and you will be able to activate the data caching platform through the Control Panel section with the very same name. The setup requires several mouse clicks and you’ll notice the difference in the overall performance of your websites almost immediately. The amount of system memory that Memcached can take advantage of to cache information depends on the given Virtual Private Server package that you’ve picked, but in any case it will not be less than several hundred megabytes, which is quite enough even for several traffic-hungry sites. You can use the Memcached platform with Internet sites driven by WordPress, Joomla or any other application and lower the load on your VPS, which will enable you to continue using the current Virtual Private Server hosting package rather than migrating to a more powerful one, as you simply won’t need it. Memcached is already being used by famous websites like Wikipedia, Zynga and Reddit, which is a confirmation of its efficacy.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
When you purchase any of our dedicated servers and if you pick Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel during the signup process, you’ll get the Memcached object caching platform by default and you can set it up for any website that you host on the dedicated machine without installing or upgrading anything. It will begin caching data as users open your site, so you’ll see the result of using it soon thereafter. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the Memcached platform is three gigabytes and normally, the more powerful the plan, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will allow you to use the caching platform for many websites or for an extremely popular site without compromising its effectiveness. Memcached will allow you to accelerate any database-driven website in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress online diary, an OpenCart e-shop, etcetera, and to enhance the performance of your server.