Memcached is a data caching system, which is used to boost the loading speed of database-driven sites by caching the requests and the responses between the website visitor and the server. To put it differently, every time a particular page on such a site is visited, the script queries its database to request the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to go to a different page, the whole process is repeated and this results in multiple database calls and excessive load on the server, particularly if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is opened again, the script no longer needs to request any content from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall speed of your site will increase and you’ll enjoy more happy visitors and they will be able to navigate through your site much faster. Plus, Memcached updates its cache whenever any content in the database is updated, so the website visitors will never see old data.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
Memcached is available as an upgrade with each cloud hosting account that we are offering and in case you’d like to use it for any script-driven site that you host on our innovative cloud platform, you will be able to add it in several easy steps through your Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you will be given the option to upgrade two different features – the instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached distributed memory object caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several sites, you can order a number of instances. The second one refers to the total amount of memory that Memcached will be permitted to use to cache data, so for plenty of websites (or for one single large-sized site), you’d better order more memory for better performance. The memory is available in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be ordered at any moment. With Memcached, each script-driven website hosted on our servers will open blazing-fast.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you choose to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to take advantage of Memcached easily, since the distributed memory object caching platform’s activation requires several mouse clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel. The extension that is required is pre-installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can start using the Memcached caching platform the moment you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You will be able to choose how many Internet sites can use it and how much info it will cache, in other words – there’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. You can order more of both, so if one of your Internet sites becomes very busy, for example, you can always add more memory to it. Our system is incredibly flexible in this regard and we do not tie a particular number of instances to a fixed amount of system memory. You can employ the Memcached platform to accelerate any script-driven website, including those that are based on famous software apps, such as Joomla or WordPress.
Memcached in VPS Servers
You’ll get Memcached with each of the VPS server plans that we offer if you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the memory caching platform through the section with the same name. The activation takes a couple of mouse clicks and you’ll distinguish the difference in the overall performance of your websites almost momentarily. The amount of memory that the Memcached platform can employ to store data depends on the given Virtual Private Server hosting plan that you have picked, but in any case it will be at least several hundred megabytes, which is more than enough even for several large-sized sites. You can use Memcached with sites driven by WordPress, Joomla or any other application and lower the load on your VPS, which will allow you to continue using the current VPS plan rather than migrating to a more powerful one, as you simply won’t need it. Memcached is already being used by famous websites like Reddit, Zynga and Wikipedia, which proves its effectiveness.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
You can unleash the full potential of Memcached with every dedicated server that we’re offering in case you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A special section in it is dedicated to the data caching system and you can start using Memcached for any site hosted on the dedicated machine with just a few clicks of the mouse. You can increase the overall performance of any site, irrespective of what script-based application you’re using or how popular the site is, since the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to use is three gigabytes and this amount increases enormously with the higher-end servers. Shortly after the caching system is enabled, it will start caching information every time somebody browses your site, so, as soon as sufficient content has been stored, you will distinguish the reduced load on the server and the optimized performance of the Internet site. The Memcached system is being used by numerous websites, among them famous portals such as Reddit, Zynga and Wikipedia, which is a confirmation of the efficiency of the caching system.