Memcached is a data caching platform, which is used to boost the performance of database-driven websites by caching the requests and the replies between the website visitor and the server. In other words, anytime a given web page on such a website is accessed, the script connects to its database to request the information that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to visit some other web page, the entire process is repeated and this generates plenty of database calls and excessive server load, particularly if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer has to call any info from the database, since everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your website will increase and you will get more happy visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your website much faster. Also, Memcached "refreshes" its cache if any info in the database is altered, so the website users will never see out-of-date data.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
The Memcached content caching system comes as an optional upgrade with every cloud service that we’re offering and you will be able to begin using it once you enable it, since the extension that it needs so as to run correctly is already installed on our innovative cloud platform. You can order the upgrade via the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with every shared hosting plan and a new section where you can manage Memcached will show up. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of memory, so as to offer you more versatility. The first one shows the number of the websites that can use Memcached, while the second, which comes in increments of 16 megabytes, specifies the maximum size of the content that can be cached by the system. A traffic-intensive site with a large-size database may require more memory so as to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so in case you want to upgrade this feature, you’ll be able to do it at any given moment with a couple of clicks of the mouse.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can add the Memcached object caching platform to any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting service that we offer and use its full potential for any script-powered website hosted on our servers. The upgrade is available through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can select two things – the instances and the amount of system memory. These things determine how many websites can use the Memcached caching platform and the amount of system memory that it will use to cache your data. You can select them independently, since one instance is not linked to a particular amount of memory, so you can use plenty of memory for one traffic-hungry Internet site, for example. This upgrade comes in increments of 16 MB and you can get as much memory as you like. The platform can be used with any script-powered site regardless of its type, including those based on popular applications like Drupal, WordPress or Joomla, and many companies such as Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to increase the performance of their websites.
Memcached in VPS Servers
You’ll get Memcached with any of the VPS server plans that we’re offering in case you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the content caching platform via the Control Panel section with the same name. The configuration takes a couple of clicks and you will distinguish the difference in the overall performance of your Internet sites almost instantly. The amount of memory that Memcached can use to cache content depends on the given Virtual Private Server package that you have selected, but at any rate it will not be less than several hundred megabytes, which is more than enough even for multiple busy Internet sites. You can use the Memcached platform with Internet sites based on WordPress, Joomla or any other Internet app and reduce the load on your Virtual Private Server, which will enable you to keep using the current plan rather than upgrading to a more powerful one, as you simply won’t need it. Memcached is already being used by popular websites such as Wikipedia, Reddit and Zynga, which is a confirmation of its efficacy.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
When you purchase any of our Linux dedicated servers and if you choose Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel on the order form, you will get the Memcached platform by default and you can set it up for each website that you host on your dedicated server without upgrading or installing anything. It will begin caching data as users access your site, so you will detect the results of using it soon thereafter. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the platform is 3 gigabytes and naturally, the more powerful the dedicate server package, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will allow you to use the platform for a large number of websites or for a very heavy site without weakening its efficiency. The Memcached platform will permit you to increase the loading speed of any database-driven website very quickly – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal weblog, an OpenCart e-shop, etc., and to enhance the overall performance of your dedicated server.