Memcached is a distributed memory object caching platform, which is used to accelerate the performance of database-powered websites by caching the calls and the replies between the user and the server. In other words, anytime a certain page on such a site is requested, the script sends a database query to get the information that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to go to another page, the whole operation is performed again and this leads to multiple database calls and higher server load, particularly if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer needs to extract any information from the database, since everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your website will increase and you’ll have more satisfied visitors and they will be able to browse your site faster. Besides, Memcached "refreshes" its cache when any info in the database is modified, so the website visitors will never wind up seeing out-of-date content.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
If you host script-powered sites in a cloud hosting account with our company, you can add the Memcached content caching system to your web hosting package with just a few clicks of the mouse via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available immediately and, since the extension needed for it is pre-installed on our avant-garde cloud hosting platform, you can begin using it straight away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of system memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter is available in increments of 16 MB and you can add memory as many times as you wish. Naturally, the more memory the Memcached caching system is allowed to use, the more data it will cache, so if you manage a larger site with a lot of data, you may need more memory so as to be able to make the most of the power that Memcached can offer you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can add the Memcached distributed memory object caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated services offered by us and use its full capacity for any script-driven site hosted on our servers. The upgrade is offered through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can choose two features – the instances and the system memory. These things show how many sites can use the Memcached caching platform and how much system memory it will use to cache your data. You can select them separately, since a given instance is not bound to a specific amount of memory, so you can use a lot of memory for a single large-scale website, for instance. This feature comes in increments of 16 MB and you can get as much memory as you need. The platform can be used with any script-powered website regardless of its nature, including those based on widely used Internet apps like Joomla, Drupal or WordPress, and a lot of companies like Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to boost the speed of their sites.
Memcached in VPS Hosting
Memcached is included by default with each virtual private server that we’re offering provided that you select Hepsia as your Control Panel, so you won’t need to pay anything extra to be able to use the maximum capacity of this memory caching system. The more powerful Virtual Private Server hosting package you select, the more memory Memcached will have for content storage purposes, but you’ll have at least several hundred MB all the time, which is much more than what you would get with a shared hosting package. This will permit you to use the Memcached system for many Internet sites, irrespective of how busy they are, which in turn means that you can use a less powerful plan for them without overloading the Virtual Private Server. The Memcached caching system is excellent for script-driven apps like Joomla, WordPress, OpenCart or Mambo, and you can utilize it even with a custom app. Soon after you enable the Memcached caching system, it will start caching info and you will detect the improved overall performance of your websites.
Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting
Memcached is available free of charge with all Linux dedicated hosting services that we’re offering and the one and only requirement is that the dedicated machine must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the data caching system for any database-powered Internet site, including those based on popular Internet applications – for example, a WordPress personal diary or a Joomla-driven community web portal. Each dedicated server is tied to a given amount of memory that the Memcached system can employ, but the minimum amount you will get is 3 GB, which is quite enough to optimize the speed of extremely large websites tremendously, as this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached data. The system will start storing data once it’s activated, so shortly thereafter, you will note the improved performance of your Internet sites and the reduced load on your dedicated machine. Many websites use Memcached to boost their efficiency, among them famous ones such as Reddit and Wikipedia.