Memcached is a memory caching system, which is used to boost the overall performance of database-driven sites by caching the calls and the replies between the user and the server. In other words, every time a particular page on such a site is opened, the script queries its database to fetch the information that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to go to a different web page, the entire operation is executed again and this generates numerous database calls and excessive server load, particularly if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer has to pull any content from the database, since everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll have more pleased visitors and they will be able to surf through your site faster. Furthermore, Memcached updates its cache every time any information in the database is edited, so the site visitors will never end up seeing outdated content.
Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting
Memcached is available as an upgrade with each cloud website hosting package that we are offering and if you wish to use it for any script-driven Internet site that you host on our leading-edge cloud platform, you’ll be able to enable it in several simple steps via your Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be given the option to upgrade two separate things – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one has to do with the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached content caching system simultaneously, so if you need it for several sites, you can order a handful of instances. The second one refers to the total amount of memory that Memcached will be allowed to use in order to cache info, so for many sites (or for one resource-absorbing site), you’d better get more memory for better performance. The memory is offered in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be ordered every time you need it. With the Memcached caching system, each script-driven website hosted on our servers will load blazing-fast.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can get the Memcached data caching system as an upgrade with all our semi-dedicated services and since it works with any script-powered software app, you can use it for every Internet site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, regardless of what application you have used – WordPress, Joomla or Mambo, a custom-created one, etc. You can order the upgrade via the corresponding section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated server account, and you can choose two different things – the instances and the amount of memory that they will use. In simple terms, these things determine the number of the websites that will use Memcached and the amount of system memory that the system will be able to use to cache your content. The two things are ordered separately for more flexibility and one instance does not come with a pre-defined amount of memory. You can use Memcached with any type of website and both you and the website visitors will swiftly see the difference in the overall performance.
Memcached in VPS Hosting
Memcached comes by default with all Linux VPS hosting ordered with our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension it needs in order to work properly is compiled when the VPS is configured, so you can begin using the content caching platform as soon as your new VPS server is up and running. The memory that the Memcached caching platform can use depends on the particular VPS plan, but even with the less powerful plans, several hundred megabytes will be at your disposal only for this platform. This will allow you to increase the overall performance of multiple websites hosted on the VPS at the same time and to lower the load even if you own traffic-intensive script-driven web pages with a lot of users. The caching platform can be used with any script – Joomla, Mambo or Drupal, or a custom-built script, and you’ll detect the faster overall performance shortly after you begin using it.
Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting
You can unleash the full potential of Memcached with each dedicated server offered by our company in case you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A special section in it is dedicated to the distributed memory object caching system and you can begin using Memcached for any site hosted on the dedicated server with just several clicks. You can improve the overall performance of any website, irrespective of what script-powered software app you rely on or how large the site is, as the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to use is three gigabytes and this amount increases enormously with the more powerful servers. Soon after the caching system is activated, it will begin caching data every time somebody visits your site, so, as soon as enough information has been stored, you will see the lowered load on the server and the optimized overall performance of your Internet site. Memcached is being used by lots of sites, among them popular portals like Reddit, Zynga and Wikipedia, which is an evidence of the efficiency of the Memcached caching system.