Memcached is an object caching platform, which is used to optimize the loading speed of database-powered websites by caching the queries and the responses between the visitor and the server. Simply put, every time a given web page on such a website is visited, the script sends a query to its database to request the information that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a hyperlink to visit another page, the whole procedure is carried out again and this leads to plenty of database requests and excessive load on the server, even more so if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case any of these pages is accessed again, the script no longer needs to cull any data from the database, since everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your site will increase and you’ll have more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your site much faster. Also, Memcached "refreshes" its cache when any information in the database is updated, so the site users will never see outdated content.
Memcached in Web Hosting
The Memcached distributed memory object caching system comes as an optional upgrade with every Linux web hosting offered by our company and you’ll be able to begin using it once you enable it, since the PHP extension that it needs in order to run correctly is already present on our leading-edge cloud website hosting platform. You can request the upgrade from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each hosting package and a brand-new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the instances and the amount of memory, so as to give you more flexibility. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that can use Memcached, while the second, which is available in increments of 16 megabytes, indicates the maximum size of the content that can be cached by the system. A traffic-heavy Internet site with a large-sized database may require more memory in order to take an even greater advantage of the Memcached caching system, so if you’d like to upgrade this feature, you’ll be able to do it at any point with a couple of mouse clicks.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can get the Memcached data caching system as an upgrade with each of our semi-dedicated hosting packages and since it works with any script-based web application, you can use it for each Internet site that you host on our platform, regardless of what app you have used – WordPress, Mambo or Joomla, a custom-developed app, etc. You can add the upgrade from the respective section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated account, and you can choose two separate things – the number of instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. In simple terms, these things indicate how many sites will use the Memcached caching system and the total amount of system memory that the system will be able to use in order to cache your data. The two features are offered independently for more freedom and one instance does not come bundled with a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached system with any kind of site and both you and your website visitors will quickly note the difference in the overall performance.
Memcached in VPS
You will get Memcached with any of the virtual private server plans that we offer if you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the distributed memory caching platform via the section with the very same name. The setup requires a few clicks and you will notice the difference in the overall performance of your Internet sites almost instantly. The amount of memory that Memcached can use to store information depends on the given VPS hosting plan that you’ve chosen, but in any case it will be at least several hundred MB, which is quite enough even for several content-loaded Internet sites. You can use the Memcached platform with websites driven by WordPress, Joomla or any other software app and lower the load on your Virtual Private Server, which will permit you to keep using the current Virtual Private Server package instead of migrating to a more powerful one, as you will simply not need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by popular websites like Wikipedia, Reddit and Zynga, which is a proof of its efficiency.
Memcached in Dedicated Hosting
When you get one of our dedicated servers hosting packages and if you pick Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel during the signup procedure, you will get the Memcached distributed memory object caching platform by default and you can activate it for any website that you host on the dedicated machine without upgrading or installing anything. It will start storing info as people access your site, so you’ll detect the effects of using it shortly thereafter. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the platform is 3 GB and naturally, the more powerful the dedicated plan, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to use the caching platform for a lot of websites or for an extremely heavy website without compromising its effectiveness. The Memcached platform will enable you to boost the load speed of any database-driven website very quickly – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal journal, an OpenCart e-store, etc., and to improve the overall performance of your dedicated server.