Memcached is a distributed memory object caching system, which is used to enhance the speed of database-driven websites by caching the requests and the replies between the website visitor and the server. To put it differently, anytime a certain web page on such a site is accessed, the script sends a database query to request the info that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to visit some other page, the whole process is repeated and this results in a lot of database queries and high server load, even more so if the website has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer has to fetch any data from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more satisfied visitors and they will be able to browse your website much faster. Additionally, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache whenever any info in the database is updated, so the site users will never wind up seeing outdated data.
Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting
When you host script-powered sites in a cloud web hosting account with our company, you will be able to add the Memcached distributed memory object caching system to your hosting package with only a couple of clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantly and, since the PHP extension required for it is already installed on our innovative cloud hosting 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 sites will use Memcached) and to the system memory that Memcached will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 MB and you can add memory whenever you wish. Naturally, the more memory Memcached is allowed to use, the more data it will cache, so in case you’ve got a large-sized website with a lot of data, you may require more memory in order to be able to take full advantage of the power that Memcached can offer you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you obtain any of our semi-dedicated server plans, you will find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel, so if you’d like to use it for any of the websites hosted in your semi-dedicated account, you can add it with just a few clicks of the mouse. The platform is perfect for any script-driven software app such as WordPress, Joomla, or even a tailor-made application, and based on your needs, you will be able to choose two different things – how many sites will use the Memcached caching platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much content will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory that the platform will use. The two features are not tied to each other, so if you’ve got a high-demand site with lots of data, you can get one instance and a large amount of system memory. The Memcached caching platform will enhance the overall performance of your sites shortly after you enable it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy much faster load speeds.
Memcached in VPS Hosting
You’ll get Memcached with each of the virtual private server plans offered by our company in case you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you will be able to activate the distributed memory object caching platform through the section with the same name. The activation requires several clicks and you’ll see the difference in the performance of your Internet sites almost instantaneously. The amount of memory that the Memcached caching platform can employ to store information depends on the given Virtual Private Server plan that you have selected, but in any case it won’t be less than several hundred megabytes, which is more than enough even for multiple heavy Internet sites. You can use the Memcached platform with websites powered by WordPress, Joomla or any other web-based application and decrease the load on your VPS server, which will permit you to continue using the current Virtual Private Server hosting package instead of moving to a more powerful one, since you will simply not need it. Memcached is already being used by famous websites like Reddit, Wikipedia and Zynga, which proves its efficiency.
Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting
If you acquire one of our dedicated hosting services and if you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel at signup, you’ll get the Memcached distributed memory object caching platform as standard and you can set it up for each website that you host on the dedicated machine without installing or upgrading anything. It will begin storing content as users access your site, so you will see the results of using it shortly after that. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the caching platform is three gigabytes and normally, the more powerful the dedicate server plan, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to use the platform for multiple sites or for a very heavy Internet site without weakening its efficacy. Memcached will enable you to accelerate the load speed of any database-powered Internet site in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal blog, an OpenCart store, etcetera, and to enhance the performance of your dedicated server.