Memcached is a distributed memory object caching platform, which is used to increase the speed of database-powered Internet sites by caching the queries and the responses between the website visitor and the server. In simple terms, every time a specific page on such a website is visited, the script calls its database to get the info that should be displayed to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to go to a different web page, the whole operation is repeated and this results in lots of database requests and higher load on the server, especially if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is opened again, the script no longer needs to call any data from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll have more happy visitors and they’ll be able to browse your site much faster. At the same time, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache every time any information in the database is changed, so the website users will never wind up seeing outdated content.
Memcached in Hosting
You can use the Memcached content caching system with all hosting plans that we are offering. It is available as an upgrade, which you can activate with just a couple of mouse clicks from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It needs an extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform, so you can start using Memcached the moment you order it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will give you more freedom depending on the Internet 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 so-called ‘instances’, whereas the second one is related to the memory, i.e. to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can add more system memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you have added, the more data will be cached, which may be a pretty good idea for traffic-heavy sites with very large databases and numerous visitors. Thus, you can optimize the overall performance of any script-driven site hosted on our cloud servers without any efforts.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can get the Memcached caching system as an optional upgrade with each of our semi-dedicated hosting plans and since it works with any script-driven web app, you can use it for any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, irrespective of what app you have used – Mambo, Joomla or WordPress, a custom-created application, etc. You can request the upgrade via the respective section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated account, and you can choose two separate features – the number of instances and the amount of memory that they will use. Basically, these things show how many sites will use the Memcached system and how much memory the system will be able to use in order to store your content. The two features are ordered separately for more flexibility and one instance does not come bundled with a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can take full advantage of the Memcached system with any type of website and both you and your site visitors will swiftly spot the difference in the performance.
Memcached in VPS Servers
Memcached comes by default with all VPS hosting plans ordered with our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel. The extension it needs to perform correctly is compiled when the VPS server is configured, so you can start using the object caching platform the moment your brand new VPS is completely functional. The memory that the Memcached caching platform can employ depends on the particular plan, but even with the low-end ones, you’ll get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal for this platform exclusively. This will permit you to improve the performance of multiple sites hosted on the virtual server at the same time and to reduce the load on the machine even if you run data-heavy script-based online portals with multiple users. Memcached can be used with any script – Drupal, Mambo or Joomla, or a custom-made one, and you’ll see the better performance soon after you begin using it.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
You can make use of the full potential of Memcached with every dedicated server that we are offering in case you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A special Control Panel section is dedicated to the object caching system and you can begin using Memcached for any site hosted on the dedicated machine with just a few mouse clicks. You can improve the performance of any Internet site, regardless of what script-based software app you rely on or how busy the website is, as the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to employ is 3 GB and this amount grows tremendously with the higher-end servers. Soon after the caching system is enabled, it will start caching information anytime someone visits your site, so, as soon as enough data has been cached, you will notice the decreased load on the dedicated server and the optimized performance of the Internet site. The Memcached caching system is used by many sites, among them famous portals like Reddit, Wikipedia and Zynga, which is a confirmation of the efficiency of the Memcached caching system.