Memcached is a distributed memory caching platform, which is used to increase the loading speed of database-powered sites by caching the calls and the replies between the website visitor and the server. Put simply, anytime a particular page on such a website is visited, the script connects to its database to get the information that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to open some other page, the entire operation is carried out again and this results in numerous database calls and higher load on the server, even more so if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to cull any info from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more gratified visitors and they will be able to navigate through your website much faster. In addition, the Memcached platform updates its cache every time any data in the database is updated, so the site users will never end up seeing outdated data.
Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting
Memcached comes as an optional upgrade with each and every cloud web hosting plan offered by our company and if you want to use it for any script-driven site that you host on our avant-garde cloud website hosting platform, you’ll be able to order it in a couple of easy steps via your Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you’ll 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 object caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several websites, you can order a number of instances. The second one has to do with the maximum amount of memory that the system will be permitted to use in order to cache info, so for plenty of websites (or for one single traffic-consuming site), you may want to order more memory for better performance. The memory is available in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be ordered at any time. With the Memcached caching system, any script-driven Internet site hosted on our cloud servers will open amazingly fast.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you decide to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you can take advantage of Memcached easily, since the object caching platform’s setup requires a few clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The required extension is pre-installed on our servers, so you can begin using the Memcached caching platform as soon as you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You will be able to choose how many sites can use it and how much content it will cache, i.e. there are two different features that can be upgraded – the instances and the amount of memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your sites becomes very popular, for instance, you can always order more memory. Our system is incredibly flexible in this regard and we don’t tie a specific number of instances to a fixed amount of memory. You can employ the Memcached caching platform to improve the loading speed of any script-powered website, including those based on famous web apps, such as Joomla or WordPress.
Memcached in VPS Servers
When you buy a VPS server from our company, you will be able to use Memcached at no additional price, as the platform comes with all VPS servers that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. Even if you own traffic-intensive sites, you can increase their performance effortlessly and the lowered load on the server will permit you to keep using your current Virtual Private Server plan rather than upgrading to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that the Memcached platform can use to cache data depends on the package that you’re using, but even with a low-end one, you will have 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 immense. You can take advantage of Memcached with any database-powered web app, regardless of whether you have written it yourself or you’re using a ready-for-use one like Joomla, OpenCart or WordPress.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
When you obtain one of our Linux dedicated servers and if you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel during the signup process, you’ll get the Memcached platform as standard and you can activate it for any website that you host on the dedicated server without installing or upgrading anything. It will begin caching content as users visit your site, so you will see the effects of using it soon thereafter. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the Memcached caching platform is three gigabytes and normally, the more powerful the dedicated package, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to use the caching platform for a lot of websites or for a very large website without compromising its efficacy. The Memcached caching platform will enable you to accelerate any database-powered site very quickly – a Joomla portal, a WordPress online blog, an OpenCart e-shop, etcetera, and to optimize the performance of your dedicated machine.