Memcached is a content caching system, which is used to enhance the loading speed of database-driven sites by caching the calls and the replies between the website visitor and the server. To put it in simple terms, anytime a specific page on such a site is opened, the script queries its database to get the info that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks a link to visit some other web page, the entire operation is carried out again and this generates numerous database requests and higher load on the server, particularly if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is requested again, the script no longer has to cull any information from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll have more gratified visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your site faster. At the same time, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache every time any information in the database is changed, so the website users will never wind up seeing out-of-date data.
Memcached in Web Hosting
The Memcached distributed memory object caching system is available as an upgrade with every Linux web hosting package that we offer and you will be able to begin using it once you enable it, as the extension that it requires in order to function properly is already installed on our avant-garde cloud web hosting platform. You can request the upgrade through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with every hosting plan and a new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the number of instances and the memory, so as to give you more flexibility. The first one refers to the number of the websites that can use the Memcached caching system, while the second, which comes in increments of 16 megabytes, defines the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A regularly visited Internet site with a large database may require more memory to take an even greater advantage of the Memcached caching system, so in case you’d like to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any given point with a couple of clicks of the mouse.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you decide to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to take advantage of Memcached with ease, as the platform’s activation takes a few mouse clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension that it requires is pre-installed on our servers, so you can begin using the Memcached platform the moment you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You will be able to choose how many websites can use it and how much info it will cache, in other words – there are two different upgradable features – the number of instances and the amount of memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your sites becomes very busy, for instance, you can always get more memory. Our system is extremely flexible in this regard and we don’t bind a specific number of instances to a fixed amount of memory. You can employ Memcached to boost the loading speed of any script-driven website, including those that are based on popular web-based applications, such as WordPress or Joomla.
Memcached in VPS
Memcached is offered by default with each virtual private server offered by us provided that you select Hepsia as your Control Panel, so you won’t have to pay any extra money to be able to make the most of the potential of this memory caching system. The more powerful Virtual Private Server package you select, the more 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 the amount of memory you would get with a shared web hosting plan. This will allow you to use Memcached for many Internet sites, no matter how popular they are, which in turn means that you can use a lower-end plan for them without overloading the VPS server. The Memcached caching system is excellent for script-powered software applications like Joomla, OpenCart, WordPress or Mambo, and you can utilize it even with a custom-made app. Shortly after you activate Memcached, it will start caching data and you’ll observe the enhanced performance of your websites.
Memcached in Dedicated Hosting
You can take advantage of the full potential of Memcached with each dedicated server that we are offering in case you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel. A special section in it is dedicated to the distributed memory object caching system and you can start using Memcached for any Internet site hosted on the dedicated machine with only several clicks of the mouse. You can optimize the performance of any Internet site, irrespective of what script-driven app you are using or how popular the site is, since the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to employ is three gigabytes and this amount grows immensely with the more powerful dedicated servers. Shortly after the caching system is activated, it will start caching info anytime somebody visits your website, so, once enough information has been cached, you’ll detect the lowered load on your server and the enhanced performance of the website. The Memcached system is being used by many sites, including famous portals like Zynga, Reddit and Wikipedia, which proves the effectiveness of the caching system.