Memcached is a data caching system, which is used to optimize the speed of database-powered websites by caching the requests and the responses between the visitor and the server. To put it simply, anytime a particular web page on such a website is visited, the script sends a database query to get the information that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a link to visit a different web page, the whole operation is executed again and this generates plenty of database requests and higher load on the server, particularly if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is accessed again, the script no longer needs to extract any info from the database, since everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your website will increase and you will enjoy more happy visitors and they will be able to navigate through your website faster. Moreover, the Memcached platform updates its cache if any info in the database is updated, so the website visitors will never end up seeing out-of-date content.
Memcached in Hosting
If you host script-powered sites in a hosting account with our company, you can add the Memcached distributed memory object caching system to your plan with just a couple of clicks of the mouse from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantly and, since the needed PHP extension is pre-installed on our avant-garde cloud website hosting platform, you can begin using it straight away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many Internet sites will use Memcached) and to the system memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter is available in increments of 16 megabytes and you can add as much memory as you want. Logically, the more memory the Memcached caching system is permitted to use, the more content it will cache, so in case you manage a large website with lots of content, you may need more memory in order to be able to make the most of the power that Memcached can give you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you decide to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account, you can take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, as the object caching platform’s setup takes a couple of mouse clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension that is required is already installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can begin using the Memcached platform as soon as you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You’ll be able to choose how many sites can use it and how much info it will cache, in other words – there’re two different features that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. You can order more of both, so if one of your Internet sites becomes very busy, for example, you can always add more memory to it. Our system is stunningly flexible in this regard and we do not bind a specific number of instances to a pre-defined amount of memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached platform to accelerate any script-powered website, including those based on famous Internet applications, such as WordPress or Joomla.
Memcached in VPS
If you acquire a virtual private server from us, you’ll be able to use Memcached at no extra price, as the memory caching platform comes with all servers that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. Even if you run resource-intensive sites, you can increase their overall performance with ease and the reduced load on your VPS will enable you to keep using your current Virtual Private Server hosting plan instead of upgrading to a more powerful one. The amount of memory that Memcached can use to cache content depends on the package that you’re using, but even with a lower-end one, you will have no less than several hundred MB, which is considerably more than what you’d get with a shared plan, so the website performance boost will be considerable. You can take advantage of the Memcached platform with any database-driven application, no matter if you’ve written it on your own or you are using a ready-made one such as Joomla, OpenCart or WordPress.
Memcached in Dedicated Hosting
Memcached comes free of charge with all dedicated hosting offered by our company and the only requirement is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the memory caching system for any database-driven Internet site, including those based on popular web apps – for instance, a WordPress online diary or a Joomla-driven social networking site. Each dedicated machine is tied to a given amount of memory that the Memcached system can use, but the minimum you’ll get is 3 GB, which is sufficient enough to improve the loading speed of extremely busy sites seriously, as this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached data. The system will start caching info the moment it is enabled, so soon thereafter, you’ll see the enhanced performance of your Internet sites and the lowered load on your server. Many Internet sites use the Memcached caching system to boost their efficiency, among them famous ones such as Wikipedia and Reddit.