Memcached is an object caching system, which is used to improve the load speed of database-driven websites by caching the calls and the replies between the website visitor and the server. To put it in simple terms, every time a specific page on such a website is opened, the script queries its database to fetch the info that should be shown to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a link to visit another web page, the whole operation is executed again and this results in a lot of database requests and higher server load, especially if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer has to cull any information from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your website will "soar" and you will get more satisfied visitors and they will be able to navigate through your website faster. Plus, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache every time any information in the database is altered, so the website users will never end up seeing out-of-date data.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
If you host script-based websites in a cloud hosting account with us, you can add the Memcached distributed memory object caching system to your hosting plan with just a few clicks from your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantly and, since the necessary PHP extension is pre-installed on our innovative cloud platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many Internet 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 megabytes and you can order as much memory as you need. Logically, the more memory Memcached is allowed to use, the more data it will cache, so if you run a resource-hungry site with a lot of content, you may require more memory to be able to make full use of the power that Memcached can give you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can add the Memcached memory caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated servers offered by us and use its full capacity for any script-powered site hosted by us. The upgrade is accessible through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can choose two things – the number of instances and the amount of memory. These things define the number of the sites that can use Memcached and the amount of memory that it will use to store your content. You can select them independently, since a given instance is not linked to a particular amount of system memory, so you can use lots of memory for a single busy Internet site, for instance. This upgrade is offered in increments of 16 MB and you can order as much memory as you want. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-driven website irrespective of its type, including those that are based on widespread software apps like WordPress, Drupal or Joomla, and plenty of companies like Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to enhance the loading speed of their websites.
Memcached in VPS Servers
You’ll get Memcached with each of the VPS server plans offered by our company in case you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you will be able to activate the distributed memory caching platform through the Control Panel section with the exact same name. The activation takes a few clicks and you’ll notice the difference in the performance of your sites almost immediately. The amount of memory that the Memcached platform can use to cache info depends on the given VPS package that you’ve chosen, but in any case it will not be less than several hundred megabytes, which is more than enough even for several large websites. You can use the Memcached platform with sites powered by WordPress, Joomla or any other script and reduce the load on your Virtual Private Server, which will allow you to keep using the current Virtual Private Server hosting plan instead of switching to a more powerful one, since you simply won’t need it. Memcached is already being used by famous websites such as Zynga, Reddit and Wikipedia, which verifies its effectiveness.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Any dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can start using the data caching system once the dedicated server is set up, without having to upgrade or activate anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can employ depends on the server that you have selected, but since our servers are exceptionally powerful and considering the fact that it is likely that you’ll host resource-demanding Internet sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use is three gigabytes. This will permit you to increase the overall performance of extremely heavy websites without any effort and you will observe the difference soon after the Memcached system starts caching database calls. You can make use of the Memcached system with any database-driven portal, including those based on famous CMSs like Joomla and WordPress.