Memcached is an object caching system, which is used to optimize the load speed of database-driven websites by caching the calls and the responses between the website visitor and the server. Simply put, every time a certain page on such a site is accessed, the script connects to its database to fetch the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to visit another page, the whole procedure is executed again and this generates multiple database requests and excessive load on the server, especially if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to call any content from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll get more happy visitors and they’ll be able to browse your website much faster. Furthermore, Memcached "refreshes" its cache whenever any data in the database is modified, so the website users will never end up seeing outdated content.
Memcached in Web Hosting
You can use the Memcached memory caching system with all web hosting that we offer. It’s available as an optional upgrade, which you can activate with just a couple of clicks of the mouse via your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It needs a PHP extension, which is already installed on our cloud website hosting platform, so you can begin using Memcached as soon as you add it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will give you more freedom depending on the sites that you wish to use it for. The first one determines the number of the sites that will use Memcached, or the ‘instances’, while the second one is related to the system memory, in other words – to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can get more system memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you’ve got, the more data will be cached, which may be a rather good idea for busy sites with large databases and numerous simultaneous visitors. Thus, you can increase the performance of any script-based Internet site hosted on our servers with ease.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you choose to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to take advantage of Memcached with ease, as the distributed memory object caching platform’s setup takes several clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia hosting 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 account. You will be able to choose how many websites can use it and how much content it will cache, in other words – there’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the amount of memory. You can get more of both, so if one of your sites becomes extremely busy, for instance, you can always order more memory. Our system is unbelievably flexible in this regard and we don’t tie a specific number of instances to a pre-defined amount of memory. You can use the Memcached platform to boost the loading speed of any script-driven site, including those based on famous web-based apps, such as Joomla or WordPress.
Memcached in VPS Hosting
If you acquire a virtual private server from us, you will be able to use Memcached at no extra charge, as the distributed memory object caching platform is offered with all virtual machines ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. Even if you have data-loaded Internet sites, you can accelerate their overall performance effortlessly and the reduced load on your server will allow you to continue using your current VPS package rather than moving to a more powerful one. The amount of memory that Memcached can use to store data depends on the plan that you are using, but even with a lower-end one, you’ll get no less than several hundred megabytes, which is considerably more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared package, so the website performance boost will be incredible. You can take advantage of Memcached with any database-powered app, regardless of whether you’ve built it on your own or you are using a ready-to-use one such as WordPress, Joomla or OpenCart.
Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting
Memcached is available free of charge with all Linux dedicated web hosting that we are offering and the sole condition is that the dedicated machine must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the caching system for any database-powered Internet site, including those based on popular applications – for instance, a WordPress online journal or a Joomla-driven social network. Each dedicated server is tied to a particular amount of memory that the Memcached caching system can use, but the minimum amount you will get is 3 GB, which is sufficient enough to improve the speed of extremely busy sites greatly, since this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached data. The Memcached system will begin storing info as soon as it’s enabled, so soon thereafter, you’ll see the improved overall performance of your websites and the lowered load. Plenty of Internet sites use the Memcached system to improve their effectiveness, among them popular ones such as Reddit and Wikipedia.