Memcached is an object caching platform, which is used to improve the performance of database-powered sites by caching the requests and the responses between the website visitor and the server. In simple terms, every time a given page on such a website is accessed, the script calls its database to request the info that should be displayed to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to open another web page, the whole procedure is carried out again and this results in numerous database calls and high load on the server, particularly if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer has to fetch any info from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall speed of your website will increase and you will enjoy more gratified visitors and they will be able to navigate through your site faster. Plus, Memcached updates its cache every time any data in the database is changed, so the site visitors will never wind up seeing out-of-date content.
Memcached in Shared Web Hosting
The Memcached data caching system is offered as an optional upgrade with each shared web hosting that we are offering and you can start using it as soon as you add it, since the extension that it requires so as to run correctly is already present on our innovative cloud hosting platform. You can request the upgrade from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with each web hosting package and a brand-new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of system memory, so as to give you more versatility. The first one shows the number of the Internet sites that can use Memcached, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 16 MB, determines the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A frequently visited site with a large-sized database may need more memory to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so if you’d like to upgrade this feature, you’ll be able to do it at any point with several mouse clicks.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you decide to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to take advantage of Memcached with ease, since the content caching platform’s setup takes a few mouse clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension that it requires is pre-installed on our servers, so you can start using Memcached as soon as you add it to your account. You’ll be able to choose how many Internet sites can use it and how much information can be cached, i.e. there’re two different features that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. You can order more of both, so if one of your Internet sites becomes extremely popular, for instance, you can always order more memory. Our system is amazingly flexible in this regard and we don’t tie a particular number of instances to a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can use Memcached to accelerate any script-driven Internet site, including those based on widely used web-based apps, such as Joomla or WordPress.
Memcached in VPS Servers
If you order a VPS server from our company, you will be able to use Memcached at no additional cost, as the content caching platform is offered with all VPSs ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you run heavy sites, you can optimize their overall performance effortlessly and the reduced load on the virtual machine will allow you to continue using your current VPS hosting package rather than migrating to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that the Memcached platform can use to cache data depends on the plan that you are using, but even with a lower-end one, you’ll get no less than several hundred megabytes, which is significantly more than what you’d get with a shared plan, so the website performance boost will be considerable. You can use the Memcached platform with any database-driven web app, regardless of whether you have set it up on your own or you’re using a ready-for-use one like Joomla, WordPress or OpenCart.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Memcached comes for free with all dedicated servers that we are offering and the sole requirement is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the distributed memory caching system for any database-powered website, including those that are based on famous software apps – for example, a WordPress personal diary or a Joomla-driven community website. Each dedicated server is tied to a particular amount of memory that the Memcached system can use, but the minimum amount you’ll get is 3 gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to enhance the load speed of very busy websites enormously, since this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached info. The Memcached system will start caching content the moment it’s activated, so soon thereafter, you’ll distinguish the optimized performance of your websites and the reduced load on your dedicated server. Many sites use the Memcached caching system to improve their efficiency, including famous ones like Wikipedia and Reddit.