Memcached is a memory caching platform, which is used to improve the load speed of database-powered Internet sites by caching the queries and the responses between the user and the server. To put it in simple terms, anytime a particular page on such a website is requested, the script calls its database to get the info that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a hyperlink to open some other web page, the entire process is repeated and this generates plenty of database requests and higher server load, even more so if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is requested 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 site will increase and you will have more satisfied visitors and they will be able to navigate through your site faster. Moreover, Memcached updates its cache if any information in the database is changed, so the site visitors will never see out-of-date content.
Memcached in Shared Website Hosting
Memcached comes as an upgrade with each shared website hosting package that we are offering and if you want to use it for any script-based Internet site that you host on our innovative cloud web hosting platform, you’ll be able to enable it in a couple of simple steps via your Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you will be given the option to upgrade two different things – the number of instances and the memory. The first one has to do with the number of the sites that can use the Memcached caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several sites, you can order a handful of instances. The second one has to do with the total amount of memory that the system will be permitted to use to cache data, so for many sites (or for one single traffic-heavy site), you may want to order more memory for better results. The memory comes in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be ordered every time you need it. With Memcached, every script-based site hosted on our servers will open amazingly fast.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you choose to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you can take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, since the object caching platform’s activation takes several clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel. The extension that it requires is pre-installed on our servers, so you can begin using the Memcached platform as soon as you add it to your account. You will be able to select how many Internet sites can use it and how much data it will cache, i.e. there are two separate upgradable features – the number of instances and the amount of memory. You can get more of both, so if one of your sites becomes extremely busy, for example, you can always add more memory to it. Our system is quite flexible in this regard and we don’t tie a particular number of instances to a pre-defined amount of memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached platform to accelerate any script-powered Internet site, including those based on popular web-based applications, such as WordPress or Joomla.
Memcached in VPS Servers
Memcached comes by default with each VPS server that we are offering if you select Hepsia as your Control Panel, so you will not need to pay anything extra to be able to make the most of the full potential of this data caching system. The more powerful VPS hosting plan you select, the more system memory Memcached will have for content caching purposes, but you will have at least several hundred MB at all times, which is much more than what you’d get with a shared package. This will enable you to use Memcached for lots of sites, irrespective of how busy they are, which in turn means that you can use a low-end package for them without overloading your server. The Memcached caching system is perfect for script-powered web apps like Joomla, WordPress, OpenCart or Mambo, and you can utilize it even with a custom-built app. Shortly after you activate Memcached, it will begin storing content and you will see the enhanced performance of your websites.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Any dedicated server that’s ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can begin using the memory caching system once the dedicated server is configured, without the need to upgrade or activate anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can use depends on the very server that you’ve selected, but as our servers are really powerful and due to the fact that it is likely that you’ll host resource-heavy Internet sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use is three gigabytes. This will enable you to optimize the performance of very busy websites with ease and you will observe the difference shortly after the Memcached caching system starts caching database requests. You can take full advantage of the caching system with any database-powered portal, including those that are based on widely used Content Management Systems such as WordPress and Joomla.