Memcached is a memory caching platform, which is used to enhance the load speed of database-powered sites by caching the calls and the responses between the website visitor and the server. In simple terms, every time a particular web page on such a site is accessed, the script connects to its database to get the information that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to go to some other web page, the entire operation is executed again and this leads to multiple database queries and excessive load on the server, even more so if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to request any information from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your site will increase and you will have more gratified visitors and they will be able to surf through your site faster. In addition, the Memcached platform updates its cache whenever any content in the database is updated, so the visitors will never see out-of-date data.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
If you host script-driven websites in a cloud hosting account with our company, you will be able to add the Memcached content caching system to your web hosting plan with just a few clicks of the mouse from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantly and, since the PHP extension needed for it is pre-installed on our avant-garde cloud platform, you can start using it straight away. To give you more versatility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many Internet sites will use Memcached) and to the memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 MB and you can order memory whenever you want. Logically, the more memory Memcached is allowed to use, the more data it will cache, so if you manage a large-scale site with a lot of content, you may need more memory so as to be able to take full advantage of the power that Memcached can offer you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you choose to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached with ease, since the platform’s setup requires several mouse clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension that is required is pre-installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can start using Memcached the moment you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You’ll be able to choose how many sites can use it and how much information it will cache, i.e. there’re two different upgradable features – the instances and the memory. You can order more of both, so if one of your Internet sites becomes extremely busy, for example, you can always add more memory to it. Our system is exceptionally flexible in this regard and we don’t bind a particular number of instances to a fixed amount of system memory. You can use the Memcached platform to increase the loading speed of any script-powered website, including those that are based on popular web apps, such as WordPress or Joomla.
Memcached in VPS Servers
If you acquire a VPS server from our company, you will be able to use Memcached at no extra price, as the distributed memory caching platform is offered with all VPSs ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you own resource-hungry sites, you’ll be able to optimize their overall performance without any effort and the lowered load on your Virtual Private Server will permit you to continue using your current Virtual Private Server package rather than migrating to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use to cache information depends on the package that you are using, but even with a low-end one, you will have at least several hundred MB, which is significantly more than what you’d get with a shared package, so the website performance boost will be considerable. You can use the Memcached platform with any database-powered web application, regardless of whether you have created it on your own or you’re using a ready-to-use one like Joomla, OpenCart or WordPress.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Memcached comes for free with all dedicated servers that we are offering and the sole condition is that the dedicated machine must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the caching system for any database-driven Internet site, including those that are based on famous applications – for example, a WordPress online journal or a Joomla-driven community site. Each dedicated machine is tied to a given amount of memory that the Memcached caching system can employ, but the minimum you’ll get is three gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to increase the speed of very popular websites enormously, as this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached content. The Memcached system will begin storing data the moment it’s enabled, so soon thereafter, you’ll detect the enhanced overall performance of your websites and the decreased load on your dedicated machine. Plenty of sites use the Memcached caching system to enhance their efficiency, among them famous ones such as Reddit and Wikipedia.