Memcached is a distributed memory object caching platform, which is used to accelerate the speed of database-powered sites by caching the queries and the replies between the website visitor and the server. To put it in simple terms, every time a particular page on such a site is visited, the script sends a query to its database to request the information that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to go to some other web page, the whole process is carried out again and this results in a lot of database requests and high server load, especially if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is opened again, the script no longer needs to call any data from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your website will "soar" and you will get more happy visitors and they’ll be able to browse your website faster. In addition, Memcached "refreshes" its cache if any content in the database is updated, so the site visitors will never see outdated content.
Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting
The Memcached data caching system comes as an upgrade with every cloud website hosting plan offered by our company and you’ll be able to begin using it the moment you order it, since the extension that it needs so as to perform properly is pre-installed on our advanced cloud hosting platform. You can request the upgrade via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with every plan and a new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the instances and the amount of system memory, so as to offer you more freedom. The first one shows the number of the websites that can use the Memcached caching system, while the second one, which is available in increments of 16 MB, defines the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A frequently visited website with a very large database may require more memory in order to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so if you wish to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any given point with a couple of clicks of the mouse.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you get any of our semi-dedicated server plans, you will find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades part of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you’d like to use it for any of the sites hosted in your account, you can add it with just a few mouse clicks. The caching platform is suitable for any script-driven web app such as WordPress, Joomla, or even an in-house built one, and based on your necessities, you will be able to choose two separate things – how many Internet sites will use Memcached, in other words – the number of instances; and how much content will be stored, in other words – the amount of system memory that the platform will employ. The two features are not bound to each other, so if you run a traffic-heavy website with lots of data, you can order one instance and a large amount of system memory. Memcached will optimize the overall performance of your websites shortly after you activate it and both you and your visitors will enjoy better loading speeds.
Memcached in VPS Servers
You will get Memcached with any of the VPS server plans that we are offering in case you select Hepsia as your Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the content caching platform through the Control Panel section with the very same name. The configuration requires several clicks of the mouse and you’ll distinguish the difference in the performance of your Internet sites almost immediately. The amount of system memory that the Memcached caching platform can use to store data depends on the given Virtual Private Server plan that you’ve chosen, but in any case it will be at least several hundred megabytes, which is more than enough even for several resource-intensive Internet sites. You can use Memcached with Internet sites driven by Joomla, WordPress or any other software app and reduce the load on your VPS server, which will allow you to continue using the current Virtual Private Server package rather than switching to a more powerful one, as you will simply not need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by famous websites such as Zynga, Wikipedia and Reddit, which proves its efficacy.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
When you obtain any of our Linux dedicated servers and if you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel at signup, you’ll get the Memcached content caching platform as standard and you can enable it for each Internet site that you host on your dedicated machine without upgrading or installing anything. It will begin storing information as users open your site, so you will detect the effect of using it shortly thereafter. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the caching platform is 3 GB and normally, the more powerful the dedicated package, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will permit you to take advantage of the platform for lots of websites or for a very busy Internet site without compromising its effectiveness. Memcached will enable you to enhance the loading speed of any database-driven website in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal weblog, an OpenCart e-store, etcetera, and to improve the performance of your dedicated machine.