Memcached is an object caching system, which is used to enhance the speed of database-powered sites by caching the requests and the responses between the website visitor and the server. To put it simply, every time a given page on such a site is opened, the script queries its database to fetch the info that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a link to open another page, the whole procedure is carried out again and this leads to numerous database calls and high load on the server, especially if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer has to extract any info from the database, since everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall speed of your website will "soar" and you will have more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your site much faster. Plus, the Memcached platform updates its cache if any information in the database is updated, so the users will never wind up seeing outdated content.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
The Memcached caching system comes as an upgrade with every Linux cloud hosting that we’re offering and you can start using it as soon as you enable it, as the extension that it needs in order to run correctly is already available on our avant-garde cloud platform. You can request the upgrade via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes bundled with each shared web hosting package and a brand new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of memory, so as to offer you more versatility. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites which can use the Memcached caching system, whereas the second one, which is offered in increments of 16 MB, 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 in order to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so in case you’d like to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any given point with several mouse clicks.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can add the Memcached distributed memory caching platform to any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting services that we offer and use its full potential for any script-powered site hosted on our servers. The upgrade is accessible through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can choose two things – the number of instances and the memory. These things specify how many sites can use the Memcached caching platform and how much memory it will use to cache your data. You can choose them separately, since a given instance is not tied to a particular amount of memory, so you can use lots of memory for one resource-consuming site, for example. This upgrade comes in increments of 16 MB and you can get as much memory as you wish. The platform can be used with any script-driven site regardless of its type, including those based on widely used web-based apps like Joomla, Drupal or WordPress, and a lot of companies such as Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to improve the speed of their sites.
Memcached in VPS Web Hosting
If you obtain a virtual private server from our company, you will be able to use Memcached at no extra fee, as the content caching platform comes with all Virtual Private Servers ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you manage large sites, you can optimize their overall performance without any effort and the reduced load on the Virtual Private Server will enable you to keep using your current package instead of moving to a more powerful one. The amount of memory that Memcached can use to cache data depends on the plan that you’re using, but even with a low-end one, you will get at least several hundred MB, which is considerably more than what you’d get with a shared hosting package, so the website performance boost will be considerable. You can use Memcached with any database-driven web app, regardless of whether you have set it up on your own or you are using a ready-to-use one like OpenCart, Joomla or WordPress.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting
Any dedicated server that is ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can begin using the data caching system the moment the server is fully operational, without having to upgrade or activate anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can use depends on the dedicated server that you’ve selected, but since our servers are unbelievably powerful and due to the fact that it is likely that you’ll host resource-intensive websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use will be three gigabytes. This will enable you to improve the overall performance of extremely heavy Internet sites with ease and you will notice the difference shortly after the Memcached caching system begins caching database calls. You can take advantage of the system with any database-powered portal, including those based on widely used Content Management Systems such as WordPress and Joomla.