Memcached is a data caching platform, which is used to boost the speed of database-powered sites by caching the queries and the responses between the user and the server. To put it in simple terms, anytime a certain page on such a site is visited, the script sends a database query to get the info that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to go to another web page, the whole process is repeated and this results in multiple database queries and high load on the server, particularly if the website has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is accessed again, the script no longer has to request any data from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your website will "soar" and you will enjoy more happy visitors and they will be able to browse your website much faster. Furthermore, Memcached "refreshes" its cache every time any content in the database is modified, so the website visitors will never end up seeing out-of-date data.
Memcached in Shared Hosting
You can make use of the Memcached distributed memory object caching system with all shared hosting packages offered by us. It’s offered as an upgrade, which you can get with just a few clicks of the mouse from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It requires an extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud hosting platform, so you can begin using the Memcached caching system the moment you add it. The upgrade is divided into two parts, which will offer you more freedom depending on the websites that you’d like to use it for. The first one indicates the number of the Internet sites that will use Memcached, or the so-called ‘instances’, whereas the second one refers to the system memory, in other words – to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can get 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 quite good idea for frequently visited sites with large-size databases and numerous simultaneous visitors. In this way, you can boost the overall performance of any script-powered Internet site hosted on our servers without any efforts.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you decide to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to take advantage of Memcached easily, since the distributed memory object caching platform’s activation takes a few clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension that is required is already installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can begin using Memcached as soon as you add it to your account. You will be able to choose how many sites can use it and how much data can be cached, in other words – there’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the amount of system memory. You can get more of both, so if one of your sites becomes extremely busy, for example, you can always add more memory to it. Our system is quite flexible in this regard and we don’t tie a particular number of instances to a fixed amount of memory. You can employ Memcached to improve the loading speed of any script-powered site, including those based on popular web applications, such as WordPress or Joomla.
Memcached in VPS Hosting
Memcached is offered by default with every virtual private server offered by us if you select Hepsia as your Control Panel, so you will not have to pay anything extra to be able to make the most of the power of this content caching system. The more powerful VPS hosting plan you select, the more system memory Memcached will have for data caching purposes, but you’ll have no less than several hundred MB at all times, which is much more than what you would get with a shared hosting package. This will enable you to use the Memcached system for many sites, irrespective of how large they are, which in turn goes to say that you can use a less powerful package for them without overloading your server. The Memcached caching system is excellent for script-based software apps such as OpenCart, Joomla, WordPress or Mambo, and you can use it even with a custom-created app. Shortly after you activate the Memcached system, it will begin storing info and you’ll detect the enhanced performance of your websites.
Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting
Memcached comes free of charge with all dedicated servers hosting packages offered by us and the sole requirement is that the dedicated machine must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the distributed memory object caching system for any database-driven website, including those based on famous web-based apps – for instance, a WordPress online diary or a Joomla-driven social networking site. Each server is tied to a particular amount of memory that the Memcached system can use, but the minimum amount you’ll get is 3 GB, which is quite enough to boost the load speed of very heavy websites noticeably, since this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached information. The system will start caching info as soon as it is activated, so soon after that, you’ll note the enhanced performance of your sites and the reduced load on the dedicated server. Lots of Internet sites use the Memcached caching system to boost their efficacy, including popular ones like Reddit and Wikipedia.