Memcached is a distributed memory caching platform, which is used to supercharge the speed of database-driven sites by caching the requests and the responses between the website visitor and the server. To put it in simple terms, every time a certain page on such a website is accessed, the script sends a query to its database to get the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to visit another web page, the whole procedure is executed again and this generates a lot of database requests and excessive load on the server, especially if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is accessed again, the script no longer needs to request any content from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your site will "soar" and you will enjoy more happy visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your site much faster. Moreover, the Memcached platform updates its cache when any information in the database is modified, so the site users will never end up seeing out-of-date content.
Memcached in Shared Hosting
You can make use of the Memcached distributed memory caching system with all Linux shared packages offered by our company. It is available as an optional upgrade, which you can activate with just a few clicks through your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It requires an extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud platform, so you can begin using the Memcached caching system as soon as you add it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will give you more flexibility depending on the Internet sites that you’d like to use it for. The first part determines the number of the sites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the ‘instances’, whereas the second one is related to the system memory, in other words – to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can get more memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you’ve got, the more content will be cached, which may be a rather good idea for busy sites with large-sized databases and a lot of users. Thus, you can optimize the performance of every script-powered Internet site hosted on our cloud servers with ease.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you order one of our semi-dedicated server packages, you’ll find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades section of your Hepsia Control Panel, so if you’d like to use it for any of the sites hosted in the semi-dedicated account, you can add it with just a few clicks. The object caching platform is suitable for any script-driven software app such as WordPress, Joomla, or even a custom-developed app, and based on your needs, you’ll be able to choose two separate features – how many websites will use the Memcached caching platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much info will be stored, in other words – the amount of system memory that the platform will employ. The two things are not tied to each other, so if you’ve got a traffic-consuming site with a lot of content, you can order one instance and a larger amount of system memory. The Memcached caching platform will optimize the overall performance of your Internet sites shortly after you activate it and both you and your visitors will enjoy much better load times.
Memcached in VPS
Memcached comes as standard with all Linux VPS packages ordered with our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension it requires in order to work properly is compiled when the VPS server is set up, so you can begin using the content caching platform once your new VPS server is completely functional. The memory that the Memcached platform can employ depends on the given VPS plan, but even with the low-end plans, you’ll get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal only for this platform. This will permit you to increase the overall performance of numerous websites hosted on the server simultaneously and to reduce the load on the virtual machine even if you have heavy script-powered portals with plenty of visitors. The caching platform can be used with any script – Joomla, Drupal or Mambo, or a custom one, and you’ll distinguish the better performance shortly after you begin using it.
Memcached in Dedicated Hosting
You can take advantage of the full potential of Memcached with each and every dedicated server that we offer in case you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A special section in it is dedicated to the distributed memory caching system and you can start using Memcached for any Internet site hosted on the machine with just a few clicks. You can boost the overall performance of any site, no matter what script-driven software application you’re using or how popular the website is, as the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to use is three gigabytes and this amount grows enormously with the more powerful dedicated servers. Shortly after the caching system is activated, it will start caching info each time someone browses your site, so, once enough data has been cached, you’ll perceive the decreased load on the dedicated machine and the improved overall performance of the site. Memcached is used by numerous sites, including popular portals such as Wikipedia, Zynga and Reddit, which demonstrates the effectiveness of the caching system.