Memcached is an object caching platform, which is used to accelerate the speed of database-powered Internet sites by caching the calls and the responses between the user and the server. To put it simply, anytime a given web page on such a website is opened, the script queries its database to fetch the info that should be shown to the website visitor. If the latter clicks on a hyperlink to visit some other page, the entire procedure is performed again and this results in plenty of database requests and higher server load, especially if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer has to cull any info from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your site will "soar" and you will enjoy more satisfied visitors and they will be able to surf through your website faster. Plus, Memcached "refreshes" its cache when any information in the database is edited, so the site users will never wind up seeing out-of-date data.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
The Memcached memory caching system is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux cloud hosting plan that we are offering and you’ll be able to start using it as soon as you activate it, as the PHP extension that it requires so as to function properly is pre-installed on our innovative cloud platform. You can order the upgrade through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with each web hosting package and a brand new section where you can manage Memcached will appear. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the instances and the system memory, so as to offer you more versatility. The first one shows the number of the sites that can use Memcached, while the second, which comes in increments of 16 MB, defines the total size of the content that the system can cache. A popular Internet site with a very large database may need more memory to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so if you want to upgrade this service, you will be able to do it at any time with several clicks of the mouse.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you order any of our semi-dedicated server plans, you will find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades part of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you want to use it for any of the websites hosted in the semi-dedicated server hosting account, you can activate it with just a few mouse clicks. The memory caching platform is ideal for any script-based application like WordPress, Joomla, or even a custom app, and based on your demands, you’ll be able to choose two different things – how many Internet sites will use the Memcached caching platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much data will be stored, in other words – the amount of system memory that the platform will employ. The two things are not bound to each other, so if you have a traffic-hungry website with a lot of content, you can order one instance and a larger amount of system memory. The Memcached platform will boost the performance of your websites soon after you enable it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy better loading speeds.
Memcached in VPS Servers
If you purchase a VPS server from us, you’ll be able to use Memcached at no additional cost, as the object caching platform comes with all servers that are ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you’ve got large-scale websites, you can improve their overall performance with no effort and the lowered load on your Virtual Private Server will enable you to keep using your current Virtual Private Server hosting plan instead of upgrading to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use to cache information depends on the package that you are using, but even with a lower-end one, you’ll get no less than several hundred megabytes, which is considerably more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared plan, so the website performance boost will be great. You can take advantage of the Memcached platform with any database-driven app, regardless of whether you’ve developed it yourself or you’re using a ready-to-use one such as OpenCart, WordPress or Joomla.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Each dedicated server that’s ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can begin using this content caching system as soon as your dedicated server is fully functional, without the need to activate or upgrade anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the dedicated server that you have selected, but since our servers are astonishingly powerful and due to the fact that it is likely that you’ll host resource-demanding sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use is three gigabytes. This will allow you to optimize the overall performance of extremely heavy websites with ease and you’ll note the difference soon after the Memcached caching system begins caching database calls. You can take full advantage of the Memcached system with any database-powered online portal, including those based on widely used Content Management Systems like Joomla and WordPress.