Memcached is a distributed memory object caching platform, which is used to accelerate the speed of database-powered websites by caching the queries and the responses between the website visitor and the server. To put it in simple terms, every time a given page on such a website is visited, the script calls its database to fetch the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to visit some other page, the entire process is carried out again and this leads to numerous database calls and high server load, even more so if the website has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to request any content from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll have more happy visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your site much faster. What’s more, the Memcached platform updates its cache whenever any info in the database is updated, so the website users will never see out-of-date content.
Memcached in Hosting
Memcached is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every hosting plan that we offer and in case you want to use it for any script-powered site that you host on our avant-garde cloud website hosting platform, you will be able to add it in a few simple steps through your Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be given the option to upgrade two different features – the instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that can use Memcached simultaneously, so if you need it for several Internet sites, you can order a handful of instances. The second one has to do with the total amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use in order to cache information, so for a lot of sites (or for one traffic-heavy site), you’d better order more memory for better performance. The memory is offered in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be ordered at any time. With the Memcached caching system, every script-driven site hosted on our cloud servers will load lightning-fast.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can get the Memcached data caching system as an optional upgrade with each of our semi-dedicated servers and since it works with any script-based web app, you can use it for each website that you host on our servers, regardless of what application you have used – Mambo, Joomla or WordPress, a custom-created one, etc. You can order the upgrade from the respective section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated account, and you can choose two different things – the instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. In simple terms, these things show how many Internet sites will use the Memcached system and the total amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to cache your information. The two features are offered independently for more flexibility and one instance does not come with a fixed amount of memory. You can make the most of Memcached with any sort of website and both you and the website visitors will swiftly spot the difference in the overall performance.
Memcached in VPS Servers
Memcached is included by default with every VPS server that we offer provided 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 caching system. The more powerful Virtual Private Server hosting plan you select, the more system memory Memcached will have for information storage 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 web hosting package. This will allow you to use Memcached for plenty of sites, regardless of how large they are, which in turn means that you can use a less powerful plan for them without overloading the virtual machine. The caching system is suitable for script-driven software applications like Joomla, OpenCart, WordPress or Mambo, and you can use it even with a custom-created app. Shortly after you enable Memcached, it will begin caching information and you’ll perceive the improved performance of your websites.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Any dedicated server that is ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can begin using this distributed memory caching system as soon as your dedicated server is ready, without needing to install or upgrade anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can use depends on the dedicated server that you have picked, but as our servers are incredibly powerful and considering the fact that it is likely that you’ll host resource-consuming Internet sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use is 3 GB. This will allow you to increase the performance of very popular websites without effort and you’ll detect the difference shortly after the Memcached caching system starts caching database queries. You can make the most of the Memcached caching system with any database-powered online portal, including those based on widely used Content Management Systems such as Joomla and WordPress.