Memcached is a distributed memory object caching platform, which is used to boost the load speed of database-powered Internet sites by caching the requests and the replies between the visitor and the server. In simple terms, every time a certain page on such a website is visited, the script sends a query to its database to request the info that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks a link to visit another page, the whole process is executed again and this generates a lot of database queries and high server load, particularly if the website has a lot 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 fetch any content from the database, since everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall speed of your website will increase and you will have more gratified visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your website much faster. Furthermore, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache when any info in the database is modified, so the users will never wind up seeing outdated data.
Memcached in Hosting
You can take advantage of the Memcached memory caching system with all hosting that we’re offering. It’s available as an upgrade, which you can obtain with just a few clicks from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It needs a PHP extension, which is already installed on our cloud website hosting platform, so you can start using Memcached the moment you add it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will give you more freedom depending on the Internet sites that you want to use it for. The first one reveals the number of the websites that will use Memcached, or the ‘instances’, while 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 order more system memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you’ve ordered, the more data will be cached, which may be a good idea for high-demand websites with large-sized databases and a lot of users. In this way, you can accelerate the loading speed of any script-powered site hosted on our servers effortlessly.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you choose to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, since the memory caching platform’s activation takes a couple of clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel. The required extension is already installed on our servers, so you can begin using the Memcached platform as soon as you add it to your account. You will be able to choose how many Internet sites can use it and how much data can be cached, i.e. there are two separate upgradable features – the instances and the memory. You can get more of both, so if one of your Internet sites becomes very popular, for example, you can always add more memory to it. Our system is exceptionally flexible in this regard and we do not bind a given number of instances to a fixed amount of system memory. You can employ the Memcached caching platform to improve the speed of any script-powered Internet site, including those that are based on widely used applications, such as Joomla or WordPress.
Memcached in VPS Servers
You’ll get Memcached with any of the VPS server plans offered by our company in case you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel and you will be able to activate the object caching platform through the Control Panel section with the same name. The activation requires a couple of clicks of the mouse and you’ll see the difference in the performance of your Internet sites almost instantaneously. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use to store information depends on the particular Virtual Private Server plan that you’ve picked, but at any rate it will be at least several hundred MB, which is quite enough even for several content-rich sites. You can use Memcached with sites driven by WordPress, Joomla or any other web-based application and lower the load on your server, which will enable you to continue using the current VPS hosting package instead of migrating to a more powerful one, since you will simply not need it. Memcached is already being used by popular websites such as Wikipedia, Reddit and Zynga, which is a proof of its efficacy.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
You can make use of the full potential of Memcached with every dedicated server offered by our company in case you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A special section in it is dedicated to the data caching system and you can begin using Memcached for any Internet site hosted on the dedicated server with only a few mouse clicks. You can increase the overall performance of any site, irrespective of what script-based application you are using or how heavy the site is, since the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 gigabytes and this amount rises tremendously with the higher-end dedicated servers. Shortly after the system is enabled, it will begin caching data every time someone browses your site, so, once sufficient info has been cached, you’ll detect the lowered load and the optimized performance of your site. The Memcached system is being used by numerous websites, among them famous portals like Wikipedia, Reddit and Zynga, which demonstrates the efficiency of the Memcached system.