Memcached is a distributed memory caching system, which is used to accelerate the loading speed of database-powered Internet sites by caching the requests and the responses between the user and the server. In simple terms, every time a particular page on such a site is opened, the script sends a database query to request the information that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to go to a different web page, the entire procedure is executed again and this generates a lot of database calls and excessive load on the server, particularly if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer has to fetch any data 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 happy visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your website much faster. At the same time, Memcached updates its cache every time any info in the database is altered, so the site visitors will never wind up seeing out-of-date content.
Memcached in Shared Web Hosting
You can make use of the Memcached caching system with all shared web hosting offered by us. It’s available as an upgrade, which you can get with only a couple of clicks from your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It requires an extension, which is already installed on our cloud platform, so you can start using the Memcached caching system the moment you order it. The upgrade is divided into two parts, which will offer you more flexibility depending on the sites that you would like to use it for. The first part determines the number of the sites that will use Memcached, or the so-called ‘instances’, whereas the second one is related to the system memory, in other words – to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can order more system memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you’ve got, the more data will be cached, which may be a quite good idea for heavy-traffic sites with large databases and numerous concurrent visitors. Thus, you can boost the overall performance of any script-driven Internet site hosted on our cloud servers without efforts.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can get the Memcached distributed memory object caching system as an optional upgrade with all our semi-dedicated servers and since it works with any script-based app, you can use it for any Internet site that you host on our servers, regardless of what application you have used – Mambo, WordPress or Joomla, a custom-created one, etc. You can order the upgrade through the corresponding section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated account, and you can choose two different features – the instances and the amount of memory that they will use. To put it in simple terms, these things indicate the number of the Internet sites that will use the Memcached system and the total amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to store your content. The two things are offered separately for more freedom and one instance does not come bundled with a fixed amount of memory. You can make use of the Memcached system with any type of website and both you and your visitors will swiftly perceive the difference in the overall performance.
Memcached in VPS Servers
You’ll get Memcached with any of the VPS server plans that we are offering when you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the distributed memory object caching platform via the section with the very same name. The setup takes a couple of mouse clicks and you’ll notice the difference in the overall performance of your Internet sites almost instantly. The amount of memory that Memcached can use to store content depends on the particular VPS hosting plan that you have chosen, but in any case it won’t be less than several hundred megabytes, which is more than enough even for several regularly visited websites. You can use the Memcached platform with sites driven by Joomla, WordPress or any other software app and lower the load on your server, which will permit you to keep using the current Virtual Private Server hosting package rather than migrating to a more powerful one, as you simply won’t need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by famous websites such as Wikipedia, Reddit and Zynga, which is an evidence of its efficacy.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Memcached comes for free with all dedicated servers that we are offering and the sole requirement is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the data caching system for any database-driven site, including those that are based on popular web-based applications – for instance, a WordPress personal blog or a Joomla-driven social network. Each dedicated machine is tied to a different amount of memory that the Memcached caching system can employ, but the minimum you will get is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough to accelerate the speed of very heavy websites significantly, since this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached content. The system will start storing data the moment it is activated, so shortly thereafter, you will notice the improved performance of your sites and the lowered load on your dedicated server. Plenty of websites use Memcached to boost their efficiency, including famous ones like Reddit and Wikipedia.