Memcached is a caching system, which is used to increase the load speed of database-powered websites by caching the queries and the responses between the website visitor and the server. Simply put, every time a particular page on such a site is opened, the script queries its database to fetch the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to open another page, the whole operation is carried out again and this results in a lot of database calls and excessive load on the server, particularly if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so in case any of these pages is accessed again, the script no longer has to call any information from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your website will increase and you’ll enjoy more pleased visitors and they will be able to navigate through your site faster. Furthermore, the Memcached platform updates its cache if any information in the database is altered, so the visitors will never see out-of-date content.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
Memcached is available as an upgrade with each cloud hosting account that we are offering and if you would like to use it for any script-driven website that you host on our leading-edge cloud website hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it in several easy steps through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you will get the option to upgrade two separate features – the number of instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the websites that can use the Memcached distributed memory object caching system simultaneously, so if you need it for several websites, you can order a handful of instances. The second one has to do with the maximum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use to cache information, so for plenty of sites (or for one single large-sized site), you may want to get more memory for improved performance. The memory is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be ordered every time you need it. With Memcached, every script-powered Internet site hosted on our servers will load amazingly fast.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can get the Memcached content caching system as an optional upgrade with all our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages and since it works with any script-driven software application, you can use it for each site that you host on our servers, irrespective of what app you have used – Mambo, Joomla or WordPress, a custom application, etc. You can order the upgrade through the respective section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated server account, and you can choose two different features – the number of instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. In other words, these things determine the number of the sites that will use the Memcached caching system and the total amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to cache your data. The two things are offered separately for more freedom and one instance does not come with a fixed amount of memory. You can use the Memcached system with any kind of website and both you and your visitors will quickly spot the difference in the overall performance.
Memcached in VPS
If you get a virtual private server from us, you’ll be able to use Memcached at no extra cost, as the distributed memory object caching platform is offered with all VPS servers ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you have traffic-hungry Internet sites, you will be able to boost their performance without effort and the reduced load on your Virtual Private Server will allow you to keep using your current VPS hosting plan instead of upgrading to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use to store information depends on the plan that you’re using, but even with a less powerful one, you’ll have at least several hundred megabytes, which is considerably more than what you’d get with a shared plan, so the website performance boost will be serious. You can use the Memcached platform with any database-powered application, regardless of whether you have set it up on your own or you are using a ready-made one like OpenCart, WordPress or Joomla.
Memcached in Dedicated Hosting
You can make use of the full potential of Memcached with each and every dedicated server that we’re offering in case you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel. A special section in it is dedicated to the memory caching system and you can start using Memcached for any Internet site hosted on the dedicated server with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. You can optimize the overall performance of any Internet site, no matter what script-based web application you rely on or how busy the site is, since the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 GB and this amount rises seriously with the higher-end dedicated servers. Soon after the system is enabled, it will start caching content each time somebody browses your website, so, as soon as sufficient info has been stored, you will distinguish the decreased load on the dedicated machine and the improved overall performance of the site. The Memcached system is used by plenty of websites, among them popular portals like Wikipedia, Reddit and Zynga, which demonstrates the effectiveness of the caching system.