Memcached is a content caching platform, which is used to enhance the load speed of database-powered websites by caching the calls and the responses between the website visitor and the server. To put it simply, every time a particular web page on such a website is accessed, the script sends a query to its database to request the info that should be shown to the website visitor. If the latter clicks on a link to open some other page, the entire operation is performed again and this leads to multiple database queries and higher load on the server, particularly if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is requested again, the script no longer has to call any information from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your site will increase and you will have more happy visitors and they will be able to browse your website much faster. In addition, Memcached updates its cache if any content in the database is altered, so the website users will never wind up seeing out-of-date data.
Memcached in Shared Website Hosting
The Memcached content caching system is available as an optional upgrade with each Linux shared website hosting service offered by our company and you can begin using it as soon as you enable it, as the PHP extension that it requires in order to function correctly is already available on our leading-edge cloud website hosting platform. You can order the upgrade via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes bundled with each hosting package and a brand new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the instances and the memory, so as to give you more freedom. The first one refers to the number of the websites that can use Memcached, while the second one, which comes in increments of 16 MB, specifies the maximum size of the content that the system can cache. A frequently visited Internet site with a large database may need more memory so as to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so if you wish to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any given moment with several clicks.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you purchase any of our semi-dedicated server plans, you will find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades part of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you want to use it for any of the websites hosted in your semi-dedicated account, you can activate it with just a few clicks. The content caching platform is ideal for any script-driven software application such as Joomla, WordPress, or even a custom one, and depending on your necessities, you will be able to select two separate features – how many Internet sites will use Memcached, in other words – the number of instances; and how much info will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory that the platform will use. The two things are not tied to each other, so if you own a traffic-heavy Internet site with lots of content, you can get one instance and a larger amount of memory. The Memcached caching platform will enhance the performance of your sites shortly after you enable it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy much better load times.
Memcached in VPS Servers
When you get a VPS server from us, you will be able to use Memcached at no extra cost, as the object caching platform is available with all VPSs ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. Even if you have resource-requiring Internet sites, you can increase their performance without any effort and the reduced load will enable you to keep using your current VPS hosting package rather than moving to a more powerful one. The amount of memory that the Memcached platform can use to store content depends on the package that you are using, but even with a low-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 web hosting plan, so the website performance boost will be substantial. You can use the Memcached platform with any database-powered web app, no matter if you have created it on your own or you’re using a ready-for-use one like OpenCart, Joomla or WordPress.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
You can unleash the full potential of Memcached with every dedicated server that we’re offering in case you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A section in it is dedicated to the distributed memory caching system and you can start using Memcached for any website hosted on the dedicated server with only a few clicks of the mouse. You can optimize the performance of any website, irrespective of what script-powered web application you rely on or how popular the Internet site is, as the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 GB and this amount rises enormously with the more powerful dedicated servers. Soon after the system is activated, it will begin caching information every time somebody browses your site, so, as soon as enough info has been cached, you will perceive the reduced load on your server and the optimized overall performance of your website. The Memcached system is used by plenty of sites, including famous portals such as Wikipedia, Reddit and Zynga, which demonstrates the effectiveness of the caching system.