Memcached is a data caching system, which is used to improve the speed of database-driven Internet sites by caching the calls and the responses between the user and the server. Put simply, anytime a given web page on such a website is opened, the script calls its database to request the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks on a hyperlink to go to another web page, the whole operation is performed again and this generates lots of database calls and excessive load on the server, even more so if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to pull any information from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall speed of your site will "soar" and you will get more happy visitors and they will be able to navigate through your site faster. In addition, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache whenever any content in the database is modified, so the users will never end up seeing old content.
Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting
If you host script-powered sites in a cloud web hosting account with our company, you can add the Memcached object caching system to your hosting plan with only a few clicks through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available momentarily and, since the necessary PHP extension is already installed on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more versatility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of system memory that Memcached will use. The latter is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and you can add as much memory as you like. Logically, the more memory the Memcached caching system is allowed to use, the more data it will cache, so if you have a busy site with lots of data, you may require more memory so as to be able to make the most of the power that Memcached can give you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you acquire any of our semi-dedicated server packages, you’ll find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades part of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you want to use it for any of the Internet sites hosted in your account, you can activate it with just a few clicks. The caching platform is ideal for any script-driven app such as Joomla, WordPress, or even a custom-developed application, and depending on your demands, you’ll be able to select two separate things – how many websites will use the Memcached caching platform, in other words – the number of instances; and how much info will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory that the platform will employ. The two things are not tied to each other, so if you run a traffic-intensive Internet site with a lot of content, you can order one instance and a larger amount of memory. The Memcached platform will increase the overall performance of your Internet sites soon after you activate it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy better load times.
Memcached in VPS Servers
You will get Memcached with each of the VPS server plans that we’re offering in case you select Hepsia as your Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the distributed memory object caching platform through the Control Panel section with the same name. The setup requires several clicks of the mouse and you’ll distinguish the difference in the overall performance of your websites almost momentarily. The amount of memory that the Memcached caching platform can use to store content depends on the given Virtual Private Server package that you’ve chosen, but in any case it will be at least several hundred MB, which is quite enough even for several busy websites. You can use the Memcached platform with websites driven by Joomla, WordPress or any other app and decrease the load on your Virtual Private Server, which will enable you to continue using the current VPS hosting plan instead of switching to a more powerful one, since you simply won’t need it. Memcached is already being used by popular websites such as Wikipedia, Zynga and Reddit, which is a proof of its effectiveness.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
If you order one of our dedicated servers and if you select Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel on the order form, you’ll get the Memcached object caching platform as standard and you can use it with any site that you host on your server without upgrading or installing anything. It will start storing data as people open your Internet site, so you’ll detect the effect of using it soon after that. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the platform is 3 GB and normally, the more powerful the dedicated package, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to use the caching platform for plenty of sites or for an extremely heavy site without weakening its efficiency. The Memcached caching platform will permit you to boost the speed of any database-powered Internet site very quickly – a Joomla portal, a WordPress online diary, an OpenCart e-shop, etcetera, and to boost the performance of your dedicated machine.