Memcached is a memory caching platform, which is used to increase the speed of database-driven Internet sites by caching the requests and the replies between the website visitor and the server. In simple terms, every time a certain web page on such a website is visited, the script sends a database query to request the information that should be shown to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to visit a different page, the whole process is carried out again and this leads to multiple database requests and high server load, especially if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to fetch any content from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your site will increase and you will have more happy visitors and they will be able to surf through your website much faster. Plus, Memcached "refreshes" its cache if any data in the database is changed, so the users will never wind up seeing outdated content.
Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting
Memcached is offered as an upgrade with each and every Linux cloud web hosting package that we’re offering and you can begin using it once you activate it, since the PHP extension that it needs in order to function correctly is already available on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. You can request 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 manage Memcached will appear. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the instances and the system memory, so as to offer you more flexibility. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that can use Memcached, whereas the second one, which comes in increments of 16 MB, determines the maximum size of the content that the system can cache. A traffic-heavy website with a large-sized database may need more memory to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so in case you would like to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any given time with several clicks.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you order one of our semi-dedicated server packages, you will find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades section of your Hepsia Control Panel, so if you’d like to use it for any of the sites hosted in the semi-dedicated server hosting account, you can add it with just a couple of mouse clicks. The object caching platform is ideal for any script-powered web app such as Joomla, WordPress, or even a custom-made one, and depending on your demands, you will be able to choose two different features – how many sites will use Memcached, in other words – the number of instances; and how much content will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory that the platform will employ. The two things are not bound to each other, so if you own a regularly visited site with a lot of data, you can order one instance and a large amount of memory. The Memcached caching platform will accelerate the performance of your sites soon after you activate it and both you and your visitors will enjoy faster loading times.
Memcached in VPS Web Hosting
Memcached comes by default with each virtual private server offered by our company if you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel, so you won’t need to pay anything extra to be able to make the most of the full potential of this content caching system. The more powerful plan you choose, the more system memory Memcached will have for content caching purposes, but you’ll have no less than several hundred megabytes at all times, which is much more than what you’d get with a shared plan. This will enable you to use Memcached for multiple Internet sites, no matter how large they are, which in turn means that you can use a lower-end package for them without overloading the server. The Memcached caching system is ideal for script-driven software apps such as OpenCart, WordPress, Joomla or Mambo, and you can use it even with a custom-created app. Soon after you activate Memcached, it will start storing information and you’ll notice the improved overall performance of your websites.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting
Any dedicated server that’s ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can begin using the distributed memory object caching system the moment your dedicated server is fully functional, without having to install or upgrade anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can employ depends on the dedicated server that you have chosen, but since our servers are stunningly powerful and given the fact that it is likely that you’ll host resource-requiring sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use is 3 GB. This will enable you to enhance the overall performance of extremely busy Internet sites with ease and you’ll note the difference shortly after Memcached starts caching database requests. You can use the system with any database-powered site, including those that are based on popular Content Management Systems such as Joomla and WordPress.