Memcached is a memory caching platform, which is used to enhance the performance of database-driven websites by caching the calls and the replies between the website visitor and the server. Put simply, anytime a certain web page on such a website is visited, the script connects to its database to request the information that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to go to some other web page, the entire process is executed again and this leads to plenty of database calls and excessive server load, especially if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to cull any data 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’ll be able to browse your site faster. Additionally, Memcached "refreshes" its cache when any info in the database is updated, so the website visitors will never end up seeing outdated content.
Memcached in Website Hosting
If you host script-powered websites in a website hosting
account with us, you’ll be able to add the Memcached caching system to your web hosting package with just a few clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantly and, since the needed PHP extension is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more versatility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many Internet sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of system memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter is offered in increments of 16 MB and you can order memory as many times as you like. Logically, the more memory Memcached is allowed to use, the more content it will cache, so in case you’ve got a regularly visited website with lots of content, you may require more memory so as to be able to take advantage of the power that Memcached can give you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you choose to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server
account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached easily, as the caching platform’s setup requires a few clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia Control Panel. The extension that is required is pre-installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can start using the Memcached caching platform the moment you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You’ll be able to choose how many sites can use it and how much content can be cached, in other words – there’re two different features that can be upgraded – the instances and the amount of memory. You can order more of both, so if one of your sites becomes extremely busy, for example, you can always order more memory. Our system is truly flexible in this regard and we do not bind a particular number of instances to a fixed amount of system memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached caching platform to increase the speed of any script-driven site, including those that are based on famous web applications, such as WordPress or Joomla™
Memcached in VPS Servers
Memcached is offered by default with every VPS server
that we are offering on the condition that you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel, so you won’t have to pay any extra money to be able to use the maximum capacity of this content caching system. The more powerful Virtual Private Server hosting package you choose, the more system memory Memcached will have for content caching purposes, but you’ll have at least several hundred MB at all times, which is much more than what you’d get with a shared hosting plan. This will enable you to use Memcached for lots of sites, regardless of how popular they are, which in turn goes to say that you can use a less powerful plan for them without overloading your VPS server. The caching system is excellent for script-powered web applications such as WordPress, Joomla™
, OpenCart or Mambo, and you can use it even with a custom-made app. Shortly after you activate the Memcached caching system, it will start storing information and you will distinguish the optimized performance of your websites.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
You can make use of the full potential of Memcached with each and every dedicated server
offered by our company in case you select Hepsia as your Control Panel. A special section in it is dedicated to the memory caching system and you can begin using Memcached for any website hosted on the machine with just a few clicks of the mouse. You can improve the overall performance of any website, irrespective of what script-driven web app you rely on or how large the site is, as the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to employ is 3 gigabytes and this amount increases substantially with the higher-end dedicated servers. Shortly after the system is enabled, it will begin caching content anytime someone browses your website, so, once enough data has been stored, you will distinguish the reduced load on the dedicated machine and the optimized overall performance of your site. Memcached is used by a lot of websites, among them popular portals such as Reddit, Wikipedia and Zynga, which is an evidence of the effectiveness of the Memcached system.