Memcached is a content caching platform, which is used to accelerate the overall performance of database-powered websites by caching the queries and the responses between the user and the server. To put it in simple terms, every time a given web page on such a site is visited, the script calls its database to fetch the info that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to visit a different page, the entire procedure is performed again and this results in numerous database queries and higher server load, particularly if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is opened again, the script no longer needs to fetch any content from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your site will increase and you’ll get more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your site faster. What’s more, Memcached "refreshes" its cache whenever any data in the database is modified, so the site visitors will never end up seeing outdated content.
Memcached in Hosting
You can take advantage of the Memcached distributed memory object caching system with all hosting that we’re offering. It’s available as an optional upgrade, which you can get with only a couple of clicks of the mouse through your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It requires a PHP extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud hosting platform, so you can start using the Memcached caching system once you add it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will offer you more flexibility depending on the sites that you want to use it for. The first one determines the number of the sites that will use Memcached, or the ‘instances’, whereas the second one is related to the memory, i.e. to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can get more memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you’ve got, the more content will be cached, which may be a pretty good idea for popular sites with large-size databases and a lot of visitors. In this way, you can enhance the performance of any script-driven Internet site hosted on our servers without any efforts.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you choose to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached easily, since the memory caching platform’s activation requires a few mouse clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension that it requires is already installed on our servers, so you can start using the Memcached caching platform the moment you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You will be able to select how many sites can use it and how much content can be cached, in other words – there are two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the system memory. You can get more of both, so if one of your sites becomes very busy, for example, you can always order more memory. Our system is incredibly flexible in this regard and we don’t bind a particular number of instances to a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can use the Memcached platform to improve the speed of any script-powered site, including those that are based on famous software applications, such as Joomla or WordPress.
Memcached in VPS Servers
When you get a VPS server from us, you will be able to use Memcached at no additional cost, as the distributed memory object caching platform is available with all virtual machines that are ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you manage large websites, you can improve their overall performance with ease and the reduced load on the virtual machine will permit you to keep your current VPS hosting package rather than moving to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that the Memcached platform can use to store data depends on the plan that you are using, but even with a low-end one, you’ll get at least several hundred MB, which is significantly more than what you’d get with a shared hosting plan, so the website performance boost will be enormous. You can use Memcached with any database-powered application, no matter if you have set it up yourself or you are using a ready-made one like OpenCart, Joomla or WordPress.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
You can unleash the full potential of Memcached with each and every dedicated server offered by our company in case you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A section in it is dedicated to the content caching system and you can start using Memcached for any site hosted on the dedicated machine with only several clicks of the mouse. You can boost the performance of any site, regardless of what script-based web app you are using or how busy the website is, since the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to employ is three gigabytes and this amount increases seriously with the more powerful servers. Soon after the caching system is activated, it will begin caching content each time somebody accesses your website, so, as soon as sufficient data has been cached, you’ll see the reduced load on your dedicated server and the improved performance of your website. Memcached is being used by plenty of websites, including famous portals such as Reddit, Wikipedia and Zynga, which proves the efficiency of the Memcached system.