Memcached is a distributed memory caching system, which is used to boost the load speed of database-driven websites by caching the calls and the responses between the user and the server. Put simply, anytime a certain web page on such a website is opened, the script queries its database to request the information that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a link to open another web page, the whole process is executed again and this generates plenty of database requests and higher load on the server, particularly if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer has to request any content from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll get more gratified visitors and they will be able to surf through your site much faster. Besides, the Memcached platform updates its cache when any info in the database is edited, so the users will never see old data.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
You can make use of the Memcached distributed memory caching system with all Linux cloud packages that we offer. It is available as an upgrade, which you can enable with just a couple of mouse clicks via your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It needs an extension, which is already installed on our cloud hosting platform, so you can start using Memcached as soon as you add it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will offer you more freedom depending on the Internet sites that you would like to use it for. The first part determines the number of the websites that will use Memcached, or the ‘instances’, while the second one refers to the memory, in other words – to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can order more memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you have ordered, the more data will be cached, which may be a rather good idea for regularly visited sites with very large databases and many concurrent visitors. Thus, you can optimize the loading speed of any script-based site hosted on our cloud servers without effort.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can add the Memcached content caching platform to any of the Linux semi-dedicated packages that we offer and use its full potential for any script-powered site hosted on our servers. The upgrade is offered through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can choose two things – the number of instances and the memory. These things specify the number of the sites that can use the Memcached platform and how much system memory it will use to cache your content. You can select them independently, since one instance is not tied to a particular amount of system memory, so you can use a lot of memory for one regularly visited website, for instance. This feature is available in increments of 16 megabytes and you can get as much memory as you like. The platform can be used with any script-driven site regardless of its type, including those that are based on popular web apps like WordPress, Joomla or Drupal, and many companies like Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to increase the overall performance of their websites.
Memcached in VPS Hosting
When you acquire a virtual private server from us, you will be able to use Memcached at no additional charge, as the distributed memory object caching platform comes with all servers ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. Even if you’ve got data-heavy Internet sites, you will be able to enhance their performance without efforts and the decreased load on the VPS will allow you to keep using your current VPS hosting package rather than switching to a more powerful one. The amount of memory that Memcached can use to store content depends on the package that you are using, but even with a less powerful one, you’ll have no less than several hundred megabytes, which is significantly more than what you’d get with a shared package, so the website performance boost will be noticeable. You can use the Memcached platform with any database-driven app, irrespective of whether you have written it on your own or you are using a ready-made one like WordPress, Joomla or OpenCart.
Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting
When you get one of our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages and if you select Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel during the signup procedure, you will get the Memcached content caching platform by default and you can use it with each Internet site that you host on the dedicated server without installing or upgrading anything. It will begin caching content as users open your Internet site, so you will see the effect of using it shortly after that. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the Memcached caching platform is three gigabytes and normally, the more powerful the dedicate server package, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will allow you to use the platform for a lot of sites or for an extremely popular website without weakening its efficacy. The Memcached platform will enable you to accelerate the speed of any database-driven site in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress online diary, an OpenCart web shop, etc., and to boost the performance of your dedicated server.