Memcached is a distributed memory caching system, which is used to boost the overall performance of database-powered websites by caching the calls and the replies between the website visitor and the server. Simply put, every time a given page on such a website is opened, the script queries its database to fetch the info that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to go to another page, the whole operation is carried out again and this generates a lot of database requests and high server load, even more so if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to cull any data from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll get more gratified visitors and they will be able to surf through your site faster. At the same time, the Memcached platform updates its cache every time any information in the database is altered, so the website users will never end up seeing old content.
Memcached in Shared Hosting
If you host script-powered sites in a shared hosting account with us, you will be able to add Memcached to your plan with only a few clicks of the mouse via your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantaneously and, since the PHP extension required for it is pre-installed on our avant-garde cloud platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many websites will use Memcached) and to the memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter is available in increments of 16 MB and you can add as much memory as you wish. Logically, the more memory Memcached is allowed to use, the more content it will cache, so if you run a large-sized site with a lot of data, you may need more memory in order to be able to make full use of the power that Memcached can give you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can get the Memcached caching system as an optional upgrade with each of our semi-dedicated packages and since it works with any script-driven application, you can use it for each site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, no matter what application you have used – WordPress, Joomla or Mambo, a custom app, etc. You can order the upgrade from the respective section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated account, and you can select two separate things – the instances and the amount of memory that they will use. In other words, these things specify the number of the sites that will use the Memcached caching system and the amount of memory that the system will be able to use to cache your content. The two things are offered separately for more flexibility and one instance does not come bundled with a particular amount of memory. You can make full use of the Memcached system with any sort of website and both you and your website visitors will quickly perceive the difference in the performance.
Memcached in VPS
You’ll get Memcached with any of the virtual private server plans that we offer in case you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you will be able to activate the platform via the section with the same name. The setup takes a couple of clicks and you’ll detect the difference in the overall performance of your Internet sites almost instantly. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use to store info depends on the given VPS hosting plan that you have chosen, but at any rate it won’t be less than several hundred MB, which is quite enough even for multiple resource-hungry websites. You can use the Memcached platform with Internet sites based on WordPress, Joomla or any other web-based app and decrease the load on your VPS server, which will enable you to continue using the current Virtual Private Server plan instead of moving to a more powerful one, as you simply won’t need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by popular websites such as Reddit, Wikipedia and Zynga, which confirms its efficacy.
Memcached in Dedicated Hosting
You can use the full potential of Memcached with each dedicated server that we are offering if you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel. A special section in it is dedicated to the memory caching system and you can begin using Memcached for any website hosted on the machine with just a couple of clicks. You can increase the overall performance of any site, regardless of what script-based app you rely on or how large the Internet site is, since the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 GB and this amount rises significantly with the higher-end servers. Shortly after the caching system is enabled, it will begin caching content each time somebody opens your website, so, once sufficient data has been stored, you’ll distinguish the decreased server load and the optimized overall performance of the site. Memcached is used by many sites, including popular portals like Wikipedia, Reddit and Zynga, which verifies the efficiency of the caching system.