Memcached is a memory caching platform, which is used to accelerate the speed of database-driven websites by caching the calls and the replies between the user and the server. To put it differently, every time a specific page on such a website is visited, the script sends a query to its database to get the information that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a hyperlink to go to a different web page, the entire process is repeated and this results in plenty of database calls and higher load on the server, especially if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is accessed again, the script no longer needs to call any content from the database, since everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll have more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your website much faster. Additionally, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache when any data in the database is modified, so the site users will never end up seeing outdated content.
Memcached in Web Hosting
Memcached comes as an upgrade with each and every web hosting plan that we offer and in case you’d like to use it for any script-powered Internet site that you host on our innovative cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to order it in a couple of easy steps via your Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you will get the option to upgrade two different things – the number of instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the sites that can use the Memcached distributed memory caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several websites, you can order a handful of instances. The second one refers to the maximum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use in order to cache information, so for many websites (or for one single busy site), you should order more memory for better results. The memory comes in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be added every time you need it. With Memcached, each script-powered website hosted on our servers will load extra-fast.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can get the Memcached object caching system as an upgrade with each of our semi-dedicated hosting and since it works with any script-powered software app, you can use it for every Internet site that you host on our platform, regardless of what app you have used – Mambo, WordPress or Joomla, a custom one, etc. You can order the upgrade through the respective section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated server account, and you can select two different things – the instances and the amount of memory that they will use. In simple terms, these things determine the number of the sites that will use the Memcached caching system and the maximum amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to cache your info. The two things are ordered independently for more freedom and one instance does not come bundled with a fixed amount of system memory. You can make use of Memcached with any type of site and both you and your website visitors will swiftly distinguish the difference in the performance.
Memcached in VPS
You will get Memcached with any of the virtual private server packages that we are offering in case you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you will be able to activate the distributed memory caching platform via the section with the very same name. The activation takes a couple of clicks of the mouse and you’ll distinguish the difference in the performance of your sites almost momentarily. The amount of system memory that the Memcached platform can take advantage of to store content depends on the given Virtual Private Server hosting package that you have chosen, but in any case it won’t be less than several hundred MB, which is more than enough even for several regularly visited websites. You can use Memcached with websites based on WordPress, Joomla or any other Internet application and lower the load on your VPS server, which will enable you to continue using the current Virtual Private Server plan rather than migrating to a more powerful one, as you simply won’t need it. Memcached is already being used by famous websites such as Wikipedia, Zynga and Reddit, which is a confirmation of its efficiency.
Memcached in Dedicated Hosting
Any dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can start using the memory caching system as soon as the server is fully functional, without needing to activate or upgrade anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use depends on the dedicated server that you’ve chosen, but since our servers are astonishingly powerful and given the fact that it is likely that you will host resource-heavy sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use will be three gigabytes. This will enable you to optimize the overall performance of very popular sites without any effort and you will observe the difference shortly after Memcached begins caching database requests. You can take full advantage of the system with any database-powered online portal, including those that are based on famous CMSs like Joomla and WordPress.