Memcached is a distributed memory object caching system, which is used to optimize the performance of database-driven sites by caching the calls and the replies between the website visitor and the server. In simple terms, every time a specific page on such a site is requested, the script queries its database to fetch the info that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to go to another page, the whole operation is executed again and this results in multiple database queries and high load on the server, especially if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer needs to extract any info from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll get more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to browse your site much faster. Also, Memcached "refreshes" its cache every time any information in the database is edited, so the site users will never see old data.
Memcached in Shared Hosting
Memcached is available as an optional upgrade with each shared hosting plan offered by us and if you’d like to use it for any script-driven website that you host on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform, you will be able to enable it in a couple of simple steps through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be given the option to upgrade two different things – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that can use Memcached simultaneously, so if you need it for several sites, you can order a number of instances. The second one has to do with the maximum amount of memory that the system will be allowed to use to cache information, so for many websites (or for one single regularly visited site), you may want to get more memory for improved performance. The memory comes in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be added at any moment. With Memcached, every script-driven site hosted on our cloud servers will load blazing-fast.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can get the Memcached distributed memory object caching system as an upgrade with all our Linux semi-dedicated servers and since it works with any script-powered application, you can use it for every website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, no matter what application you have used – Mambo, WordPress or Joomla, a custom one, etc. You can order the upgrade through the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated account, and you can choose two separate things – the number of instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. Basically, these things show how many websites will use Memcached and the maximum amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to store your data. The two things are offered separately for more freedom and one instance does not come bundled with a particular amount of memory. You can use the Memcached system with any type of site and both you and the site visitors will swiftly spot the difference in the overall performance.
Memcached in VPS Servers
You will get Memcached with each of the VPS server plans that we are offering if you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you will be able to activate the data caching platform via the Control Panel section with the same name. The activation takes a few clicks and you’ll notice the difference in the overall performance of your websites almost momentarily. The amount of system memory that the Memcached caching platform can employ to cache information depends on the given Virtual Private Server hosting package that you’ve chosen, but in any case it won’t be less than several hundred megabytes, which is more than enough even for multiple traffic-hungry sites. You can use Memcached with websites driven by Joomla, WordPress or any other Internet application and decrease the load on your VPS server, which will permit you to keep using the current package rather than switching to a more powerful one, as you will simply not need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by popular websites like Reddit, Wikipedia and Zynga, which proves its efficiency.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
You can unleash the full potential of Memcached with every dedicated server offered by our company if you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel. A special Control Panel section is dedicated to the content caching system and you can start using Memcached for any website hosted on the server with just several clicks. You can accelerate the overall performance of any site, no matter what script-based web application you’re using or how large the Internet site is, as the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to use is three gigabytes and this amount increases considerably with the more powerful servers. Shortly after the system is enabled, it will start caching information each time someone accesses your site, so, as soon as enough content has been cached, you’ll notice the lowered load on your server and the enhanced overall performance of the Internet site. Memcached is being used by many sites, among them famous portals such as Wikipedia, Zynga and Reddit, which demonstrates the effectiveness of the caching system.