Memcached is a distributed memory caching platform, which is used to increase the overall performance of database-powered Internet sites by caching the requests and the replies between the website visitor and the server. In other words, anytime a specific page on such a website is opened, the script calls its database to get the info that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to open another web page, the entire operation is repeated and this leads to numerous database queries and excessive load on the server, especially if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is accessed again, the script no longer has to extract any info from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your site will increase and you’ll get more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to browse your website much faster. Plus, Memcached updates its cache if any info in the database is altered, so the visitors will never see old data.
Memcached in Shared Website Hosting
The Memcached memory caching system comes as an optional upgrade with every Linux shared website hosting package offered by us and you’ll be able to start using it once you order it, as the extension that it requires in order to function correctly is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud platform. You can order the upgrade through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes bundled with each and every hosting package and a new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the number of instances and the memory, so as to give you more versatility. The first one refers to the number of the sites which can use the Memcached caching system, while the second, which comes in increments of 16 megabytes, indicates the total size of the content that the system can cache. A busy site with a large-size database may require more memory in order to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so if you wish to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any time with a couple of clicks.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you purchase one of our semi-dedicated server plans, you’ll find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you’d like to use it for any of the websites hosted in the semi-dedicated account, you can add it with just a couple of clicks. The distributed memory object caching platform is suitable for any script-powered application such as WordPress, Joomla, or even a custom-made application, and depending on your necessities, you’ll be able to choose two separate features – how many Internet sites will use Memcached, in other words – the number of instances; and how much info will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory that the platform will employ. The two features are not tied to each other, so if you manage a traffic-hungry Internet site with a lot of data, you can get one instance and a larger amount of memory. The Memcached caching platform will enhance the overall performance of your Internet sites shortly after you enable it and both you and your visitors will enjoy much better loading speeds.
Memcached in VPS Web Hosting
You will get Memcached with any of the virtual private server packages that we offer in case you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel and you will be able to activate the distributed memory object caching platform through the Control Panel section with the very same name. The activation requires several clicks of the mouse and you’ll distinguish the difference in the performance of your websites almost immediately. The amount of system memory that the Memcached caching platform can employ to cache information depends on the particular VPS hosting plan that you have selected, but in any case it will not be less than several hundred MB, which is more than enough even for several resource-requiring websites. You can use Memcached with websites driven by WordPress, Joomla or any other web app and reduce the load on your virtual server, which will allow you to keep using the current package instead of migrating to a more powerful one, since you simply won’t need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by popular websites such as Wikipedia, Zynga and Reddit, which proves its efficacy.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting
Any dedicated server that’s ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can begin using the object caching system as soon as your dedicated server is completely operational, without the need to upgrade or activate anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can use depends on the server that you have selected, but since our servers are stunningly powerful and given the fact that it is likely that you’ll host resource-hungry websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use will be 3 GB. This will permit you to optimize the performance of extremely large sites without any effort and you’ll observe the difference soon after Memcached starts caching database requests. You can use the caching system with any database-driven website, including those based on popular Content Management Systems such as WordPress and Joomla.