Memcached is an object caching system, which is used to supercharge the speed of database-powered Internet sites by caching the requests and the replies between the visitor and the server. To put it simply, anytime a specific web page on such a site is visited, the script sends a query to its database to get the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to visit another page, the entire operation is performed again and this results in a lot of database requests and excessive load on the server, even more so if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is opened again, the script no longer has to cull any content from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll get more happy visitors and they will be able to browse your website much faster. What’s more, Memcached updates its cache if any content in the database is altered, so the users will never end up seeing outdated data.
Memcached in Shared Website Hosting
When you host script-based sites in a shared website hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to add the Memcached data caching system to your shared hosting plan with only a few clicks from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available momentarily and, since the required extension is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform, you can start using it straight 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 available in increments of 16 megabytes and you can add memory as many times as you like. Naturally, the more memory the Memcached caching system is allowed to use, the more data it will cache, so in case you have a traffic-hungry website with lots of content, you may require more memory so as to be able to make full use of the power that Memcached can offer you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can get the Memcached object caching system as an upgrade with each of our semi-dedicated hosting packages and since it works with any script-driven web app, you can use it for each Internet site that you host on our servers, irrespective of what app you have used – Joomla, Mambo or WordPress, a custom-created app, etc. You can add the upgrade through the respective section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated server account, and you can select two different features – the number of instances and the amount of memory that they will use. To put it simply, these things determine the number of the sites that will use the Memcached system and the amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to cache your information. The two features are ordered separately for more freedom and one instance does not come with a fixed amount of system memory. You can make full use of Memcached with any kind of site and both you and the site visitors will swiftly spot the difference in the performance.
Memcached in VPS
Memcached comes as standard with all Linux VPS that are ordered with our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel. The extension it needs in order to perform correctly is compiled when the VPS is set up, so you can begin using the memory caching platform as soon as your brand new VPS is completely functional. The system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the particular VPS plan, but even with the lower-end plans, you will get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal exclusively for this platform. This will allow you to boost the performance of multiple websites hosted on the VPS server at the same time and to reduce the load on the machine even if you have large script-driven web pages with a lot of users. The platform can be used with any script – Joomla, Mambo or Drupal, or a custom-developed one, and you’ll observe the faster overall performance soon after you start using it.
Memcached in Dedicated Hosting
You can make use of the full potential of Memcached with every dedicated server offered by our company in case you select Hepsia as your Control Panel. A section in it is dedicated to the memory caching system and you can begin using Memcached for any website hosted on the dedicated machine with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. You can increase the performance of any site, irrespective of what script-based web application you are using or how large the website is, as the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to use is three gigabytes and this amount grows considerably with the more powerful servers. Soon after the system is activated, it will start caching info each time somebody accesses your website, so, as soon as sufficient content has been cached, you will see the lowered load on the dedicated server and the improved performance of your Internet site. Memcached is being used by plenty of websites, including famous portals such as Reddit, Zynga and Wikipedia, which shows the efficiency of the caching system.