Memcached is an object caching platform, which is used to accelerate the performance of database-powered Internet sites by caching the calls and the responses between the visitor and the server. To put it differently, anytime a certain page on such a website is requested, the script connects to its database to fetch the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks on a hyperlink to visit some other web page, the entire process is carried out again and this results in plenty of database queries and high load on the server, especially if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to request any content from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your site will increase and you’ll have more gratified visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your site much faster. Plus, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache whenever any content in the database is altered, so the users will never see old content.
Memcached in Shared Hosting
You can make use of the Memcached distributed memory caching system with all Linux shared packages offered by our company. It’s available as an upgrade, which you can add with only a few mouse clicks from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It needs a PHP extension, which is already installed on our cloud platform, so you can begin using the Memcached caching system the moment you add it. The upgrade is divided into two parts, which will give you more flexibility depending on the Internet sites that you would like to use it for. The first part defines the number of the sites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the so-called ‘instances’, whereas the second one is related to the memory, i.e. to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can add more system memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you’ve got, the more content will be cached, which may be a really good idea for high-demand websites with very large databases and numerous visitors. Thus, you can accelerate the overall performance of every script-based site hosted on our cloud servers without effort.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you decide to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached with ease, as the distributed memory caching platform’s activation takes a couple of mouse clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The required PHP extension is pre-installed on our servers, so you can begin using the Memcached caching platform as soon as you add it to your account. You will be able to choose how many sites can use it and how much content it will cache, in other words – there are two different upgradable features – the instances and the system memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your Internet sites becomes extremely busy, for instance, you can always get more memory. Our system is quite flexible in this regard and we don’t tie a given number of instances to a fixed amount of memory. You can take advantage of Memcached to speed up any script-powered site, including those based on widely used web apps, such as WordPress or Joomla.
Memcached in VPS Web Hosting
Memcached comes by default with each and every virtual private server that we offer if you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel, so you will not need to pay any extra cash to be able to take advantage of the full potential of this content caching system. The more powerful Virtual Private Server plan you pick, the more memory Memcached will have for information caching purposes, but you’ll have no less than several hundred MB all the time, which is much more than what you would get with a shared package. This will permit you to use the Memcached system for many Internet sites, no matter how busy they are, which in turn goes to say that you can use a low-end plan for them without overloading your Virtual Private Server. The Memcached caching system is perfect for script-driven apps such as WordPress, OpenCart, Joomla or Mambo, and you can utilize it even with a custom-made app. Shortly after you activate the Memcached system, it will begin caching information and you will see the enhanced performance of your sites.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting
You can take advantage of the full potential of Memcached with each and every dedicated server offered by our company in case you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel. A section in it is dedicated to the distributed memory caching system and you can start using Memcached for any site hosted on the dedicated machine with just several clicks. You can increase the overall performance of any website, irrespective of what script-powered web application you are using or how popular the site is, as the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to use is three gigabytes and this amount rises tremendously with the higher-end servers. Shortly after the system is enabled, it will start caching content every time somebody opens your site, so, once enough info has been cached, you will see the decreased load and the improved overall performance of the site. Memcached is being used by lots of websites, including popular portals like Wikipedia, Reddit and Zynga, which confirms the effectiveness of the Memcached system.