Memcached is an object caching platform, which is used to increase the overall performance of database-driven Internet sites by caching the calls and the responses between the visitor and the server. To put it simply, every time a particular page on such a site is requested, the script queries its database to get the info that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to open another page, the entire procedure is performed again and this leads to numerous database calls and excessive server load, especially if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case any of these pages is requested again, the script no longer has to cull any content from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll get more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to browse your site faster. What’s more, Memcached "refreshes" its cache if any content in the database is altered, so the visitors will never see old content.
Memcached in Shared Hosting
The Memcached data caching system is offered as an upgrade with each shared hosting offered by our company and you can begin using it as soon as you enable it, as the extension that it needs in order to work correctly is already installed on our avant-garde cloud platform. You can order the upgrade from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is available with each shared hosting plan and a brand new section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the instances and the memory, so as to give you more versatility. The first one shows the number of the sites that can use Memcached, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 16 MB, defines the maximum size of the content that can be cached by the system. A popular site with a large-sized database may need more memory in order to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so if you’d like to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any point with a couple of clicks of the mouse.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you purchase 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 wish to use it for any of the sites hosted in the semi-dedicated account, you can add it with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. The platform is perfect for any script-based app like Joomla, WordPress, or even a custom-built app, and depending on your necessities, you will be able to choose two separate things – how many Internet sites will use the Memcached 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 use. The two things are not tied to each other, so if you manage a frequently visited site with lots of content, you can get one instance and a large amount of system memory. The Memcached caching platform will enhance the performance of your Internet sites shortly after you enable it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy better load times.
Memcached in VPS Servers
When you get a VPS server from us, you will be able to use Memcached at no extra charge, as the distributed memory object caching platform comes with all virtual servers ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you have resource-hungry sites, you will be able to accelerate their performance without effort and the reduced load on the VPS will enable you to continue using your current package rather than upgrading to a more powerful one. The amount of memory that the Memcached platform can use to cache info depends on the plan that you are using, but even with a lower-end one, you’ll get at least several hundred MB, which is considerably more than what you’d get with a shared web hosting package, so the website performance boost will be immense. You can use Memcached with any database-driven app, regardless of whether you’ve written it on your own or you are using a ready-for-use one such as OpenCart, Joomla or WordPress.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
You can unleash the full potential of Memcached with each dedicated server offered by our company if you pick 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 Internet site hosted on the server with just several clicks. You can accelerate the overall performance of any site, regardless of what script-based application you rely on or how popular the website is, since the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to employ is three gigabytes and this amount increases tremendously with the higher-end dedicated servers. Soon after the system is enabled, it will start caching information each time somebody visits your site, so, as soon as enough info has been stored, you’ll see the lowered load on the dedicated machine and the improved performance of your site. The Memcached system is used by lots of websites, including popular portals like Reddit, Wikipedia and Zynga, which shows the efficiency of the Memcached caching system.