Memcached is a memory caching system, which is used to optimize the overall performance of database-powered Internet sites by caching the requests and the responses between the website visitor and the server. Simply put, anytime a particular page on such a site is opened, the script calls its database to get the information that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a link to open some other page, the entire process is carried out again and this generates multiple database requests and high load on the server, particularly if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer has to pull any content from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall speed of your website will increase and you will get more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your site much faster. Additionally, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache if any information in the database is changed, so the site visitors will never end up seeing out-of-date data.
Memcached in Shared Web Hosting
If you host script-based websites in a shared web hosting account with us, you can add the Memcached data caching system to your web hosting plan with only a couple of mouse clicks through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available immediately and, since the required PHP extension is already installed on our advanced cloud hosting platform, you can begin using it straight away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many Internet sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of system memory that Memcached will use. The latter is offered in increments of 16 MB and you can add memory whenever you want. Logically, the more memory Memcached is allowed to use, the more content it will cache, so in case you own a traffic-consuming site with lots of content, you may need more memory in order to be able to take advantage of the power that Memcached can give you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you obtain any of our semi-dedicated server plans, you’ll find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades part of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you want to use it for any of the websites hosted in the semi-dedicated server hosting account, you can add it with just a few clicks. The platform is perfect for any script-powered app such as WordPress, Joomla, or even an in-house built app, and based on your demands, you will be able to choose two different things – how many websites will use Memcached, in other words – the number of instances; and how much data will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory that the platform will use. The two things are not bound to each other, so if you have a traffic-intensive website with lots of content, you can order one instance and a larger amount of memory. The Memcached caching platform will optimize the overall performance of your sites shortly after you enable it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy much faster loading times.
Memcached in VPS Servers
Memcached is available by default with all Linux VPS plans ordered with our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. The extension it requires so as to perform correctly is compiled when the Virtual Private Server is configured, so you can begin using the caching platform the moment your new VPS is fully functional. The memory that the Memcached caching platform can use depends on the given plan, but even with the lower-end plans, several hundred megabytes will be at your disposal for this platform exclusively. This will permit you to enhance the overall performance of multiple websites hosted on the server simultaneously and to decrease the load even if you manage high-demand script-driven portals with multiple visitors. The Memcached platform can be used with any script – Joomla, Mambo or Drupal, or a custom-built script, and you will distinguish the faster overall performance shortly after you start using it.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
You can make use of the full potential of Memcached with each and every dedicated server that we are offering if you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel. A special Control Panel section is dedicated to the data caching system and you can start using Memcached for any site hosted on the server with just a few mouse clicks. You can increase the performance of any site, no matter what script-powered app you’re using or how popular the website is, as the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to employ is three gigabytes and this amount rises significantly with the more powerful dedicated servers. Soon after the system is activated, it will begin caching info every time somebody accesses your site, so, once enough data has been stored, you will see the decreased load on your server and the enhanced performance of the Internet site. The Memcached system is used by plenty of sites, among them popular portals like Reddit, Zynga and Wikipedia, which is an evidence of the effectiveness of the caching system.