Memcached is a memory caching platform, which is used to improve the speed of database-powered sites by caching the queries and the responses between the website visitor and the server. To put it differently, anytime a certain web page on such a site is accessed, the script queries its database to get the information that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to visit another web page, the entire process is performed again and this leads to multiple database queries and excessive server load, particularly if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is requested again, the script no longer has to request any information from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall speed of your website will "soar" and you will have more happy visitors and they’ll be able to browse your site much faster. Plus, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache whenever any information in the database is altered, so the users will never see outdated content.
Memcached in Shared Web Hosting
Memcached is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every shared web hosting package that we’re offering and if you’d like to use it for any script-powered Internet site that you host on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to enable it in a couple of easy steps via your Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you will get the option to upgrade two separate features – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one has to do with the number of the sites that can use the Memcached distributed memory caching system simultaneously, so if you need it for several Internet sites, you can order a handful of instances. The second one refers to the maximum amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to cache content, so for multiple websites (or for one single resource-demanding site), you’d better order more memory for better results. The memory is available in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be ordered at any time. With the Memcached caching system, each script-powered Internet site hosted on our servers will load extremely fast.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can get the Memcached content caching system as an optional upgrade with all our Linux semi-dedicated packages and since it works with any script-based application, you can use it for any website that you host on our platform, regardless of what app you have used – Mambo, WordPress or Joomla, a custom-developed application, etc. You can request the upgrade from the respective section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated server account, and you can select two separate features – the instances and the amount of memory that they will use. To put it simply, these things define how many Internet sites will use Memcached and the maximum amount of system memory that the system will be able to use to store your content. The two things are ordered independently for more freedom and one instance does not come bundled with a fixed amount of memory. You can take full advantage of Memcached with any type of website and both you and the site visitors will quickly distinguish the difference in the overall performance.
Memcached in VPS Web Hosting
You’ll get Memcached with any of the virtual private server plans offered by our company when you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel and you will be able to activate the object caching platform via the Control Panel section with the exact same name. The setup requires a few clicks of the mouse and you will distinguish the difference in the performance of your sites almost momentarily. The amount of system memory that the Memcached caching platform can take advantage of to cache content depends on the given VPS plan that you’ve chosen, but in any case it will be at least several hundred MB, which is more than enough even for several popular sites. You can use Memcached with websites driven by Joomla, WordPress or any other Internet app and reduce the load on your VPS, which will allow you to continue using the current VPS package instead of moving to a more powerful one, as you simply won’t need it. Memcached is already being used by popular websites like Wikipedia, Zynga and Reddit, which confirms its efficiency.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting
Each dedicated server that’s ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can begin using this caching system once your server is completely ready, without needing to upgrade or install anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the dedicated server that you have chosen, but since our servers are amazingly powerful and given the fact that it’s likely that you will host resource-consuming Internet sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use is 3 GB. This will enable you to improve the overall performance of extremely popular sites with no effort and you’ll observe the difference shortly after the Memcached caching system starts caching database calls. You can make use of the caching system with any database-driven online portal, including those based on popular CMSs like Joomla and WordPress.