Memcached is a caching system, which is used to accelerate the performance of database-powered Internet sites by caching the queries and the replies between the website visitor and the server. Simply put, every time a particular page on such a website is requested, the script sends a query to its database to get the info that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to visit a different web page, the entire operation is carried out again and this generates a lot of database calls and excessive server load, particularly if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer has to extract any data from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall speed of your site will "soar" and you will get more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to browse your website much faster. Additionally, the Memcached platform updates its cache when any data in the database is updated, so the site users will never wind up seeing outdated content.
Memcached in Shared Web Hosting
You can take advantage of the Memcached distributed memory caching system with all Linux shared web hosting that we’re offering. It is offered as an upgrade, which you can get with just a couple of clicks of the mouse via your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It requires an extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud hosting platform, so you can begin using the Memcached caching system the moment you order it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will give you more versatility depending on the websites that you want to use it for. The first part indicates the number of the sites that will use Memcached, 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 order more memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you’ve got, the more content will be cached, which may be a good idea for traffic-heavy websites with large-sized databases and a lot of visitors. Thus, you can optimize the performance of any script-driven website hosted on our servers effortlessly.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you buy one of our semi-dedicated server plans, you’ll find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades part of the Hepsia Control Panel, so if you’d like to use it for any of the sites hosted in the semi-dedicated server hosting account, you can add it with just a few mouse clicks. The distributed memory caching platform is ideal for any script-based app such as Joomla, WordPress, or even a custom-developed application, and based on your requirements, you will be able to select two different things – how many Internet sites will use the Memcached platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much data will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory that the platform will employ. The two things are not bound to each other, so if you own a frequently visited site with a lot of data, you can get one instance and a larger amount of system memory. Memcached will enhance the performance of your websites soon after you enable it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy faster loading speeds.
Memcached in VPS Servers
If you order a VPS server from our company, you will be able to use Memcached at no additional price, as the caching platform comes with all Virtual Private Servers ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you manage large-scale sites, you can accelerate their performance without any effort and the lowered load on the Virtual Private Server will permit you to continue using your current VPS hosting package instead of migrating to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that the Memcached caching platform can use to store content depends on the package that you’re using, but even with a lower-end one, you’ll have no less than several hundred megabytes, which is considerably more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared web hosting plan, so the website performance boost will be immense. You can take advantage of Memcached with any database-powered web app, regardless of whether you have developed it yourself or you’re using a ready-made one like OpenCart, WordPress or Joomla.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Each dedicated server that is ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can begin using this content caching system the moment your dedicated server is assembled, without the need to upgrade or install anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can employ depends on the very server that you have selected, but as our servers are extremely powerful and due to the fact that it’s likely that you will host resource-demanding sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use is 3 gigabytes. This will enable you to optimize the overall performance of extremely large sites without effort and you’ll note the difference shortly after the Memcached caching system starts caching database calls. You can use the Memcached system with any database-driven website, including those that are based on famous Content Management Systems like WordPress and Joomla.