Memcached is a content caching system, which is used to improve the loading speed of database-driven websites by caching the calls and the replies between the user and the server. Simply put, anytime a given page on such a site is requested, the script queries its database to get the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to go to another web page, the whole procedure is carried out again and this generates lots of database calls and excessive server load, especially if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is opened again, the script no longer has to call any data from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more pleased visitors and they will be able to navigate through your website faster. Furthermore, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache if any info in the database is modified, so the website users will never see old data.
Memcached in Hosting
You can take advantage of the Memcached content caching system with all hosting offered by us. It’s available as an upgrade, which you can acquire with only a few clicks via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It requires a PHP extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud platform, so you can start using Memcached as soon as you add it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will give you more freedom depending on the sites that you want to use it for. The first one concerns the number of the sites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the ‘instances’, whereas the second one is related to the memory, in other words – to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can add more system memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you’ve added, the more content will be cached, which may be a rather good idea for heavy-traffic sites with large databases and plenty of visitors. In this way, you can improve the performance of every script-based Internet site hosted on our cloud servers without effort.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you choose to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached with ease, since the distributed memory object caching platform’s activation requires several clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension that it requires is pre-installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can begin using the Memcached platform as soon as you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You will be able to choose how many websites can use it and how much information can be cached, i.e. 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 Internet sites becomes very busy, for instance, you can always add more memory to it. Our system is exceptionally flexible in this regard and we do not tie a specific number of instances to a fixed amount of system memory. You can use the Memcached caching platform to increase the speed of any script-powered Internet site, including those based on famous applications, such as Joomla or WordPress.
Memcached in VPS Servers
If you order a VPS server from us, you will be able to use Memcached at no extra fee, as the distributed memory caching platform comes with all servers that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. Even if you own resource-requiring Internet sites, you’ll be able to optimize their overall performance without effort and the decreased load on your server will permit you to keep your current VPS hosting plan instead of switching to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use to cache info depends on the package that you are using, but even with a lower-end one, you’ll get no less than several hundred MB, which is significantly more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared plan, so the website performance boost will be considerable. You can take advantage of Memcached with any database-powered web application, no matter if you have written it yourself or you’re using a ready-to-use one like WordPress, OpenCart or Joomla.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
You can unleash the full potential of Memcached with every dedicated server offered by our company in case you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A special section in it is dedicated to the content caching system and you can start using Memcached for any Internet site hosted on the dedicated machine with only a couple of clicks. You can increase the overall performance of any site, regardless of what script-based web application you are using or how large the website is, as the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to use is three gigabytes and this amount rises immensely with the more powerful servers. Soon after the caching system is activated, it will begin caching data every time somebody browses your website, so, as soon as enough content has been stored, you’ll notice the lowered load and the enhanced overall performance of the Internet site. Memcached is being used by numerous websites, among them popular portals like Reddit, Wikipedia and Zynga, which proves the effectiveness of the Memcached system.