Memcached is a memory caching system, which is used to improve the speed of database-powered Internet sites by caching the calls and the replies between the website visitor and the server. Simply put, every time a particular web page on such a site is requested, the script queries its database to get the info that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a hyperlink to open a different web page, the entire process is performed again and this results in a lot of database calls and excessive load on the server, particularly if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer has to fetch any info from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your website will increase and you’ll get more happy visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your website much faster. Moreover, Memcached "refreshes" its cache when any data in the database is modified, so the website users will never end up seeing outdated data.
Memcached in Website Hosting
The Memcached distributed memory object caching system comes as an optional upgrade with each and every website hosting service that we are offering and you will be able to begin using it once you enable it, since the extension that it needs so as to run properly is pre-installed on our avant-garde cloud website hosting platform. You can order the upgrade via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is available with each shared hosting plan and a brand-new section where you can manage Memcached will appear. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the number of instances and the system memory, so as to offer you more freedom. The first one shows the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached caching system, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 16 MB, defines the maximum size of the content that can be cached by the system. A regularly visited website with a large-size database may need more memory in order to take an even greater advantage of the Memcached caching system, so in case you would like to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any given moment with a few clicks.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can add the Memcached content caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated hosting that we are offering and use its full capacity for any script-powered Internet site hosted on our servers. The upgrade is available through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can select two features – the instances and the system memory. These things show the number of the websites that can use the Memcached caching platform and the amount of system memory that it will use to store your data. You can choose them separately, since a given instance is not tied to a particular amount of system memory, so you can use a lot of memory for a single traffic-hungry Internet site, for example. This upgrade comes in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order as much memory as you wish. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-powered website irrespective of its nature, including those that are based on popular web-based apps like Joomla, Drupal or WordPress, and a lot of companies such as Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to accelerate the performance of their websites.
Memcached in VPS
If you obtain a virtual private server from us, you will be able to use Memcached at no additional cost, as the distributed memory object caching platform comes with all virtual servers ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. Even if you run large websites, you can boost their overall performance without effort and the decreased load on your Virtual Private Server will permit you to continue using your current Virtual Private Server package rather than migrating to a more powerful one. The amount of memory that Memcached can use to cache content depends on the plan that you are using, but even with a low-end one, you’ll get no less than several hundred MB, which is considerably more than what you’d get with a shared package, so the website performance boost will be tremendous. You can take advantage of the Memcached platform with any database-driven app, irrespective of whether you’ve built it on your own or you’re using a ready-to-use one like WordPress, Joomla or OpenCart.
Memcached in Dedicated Hosting
You can use the full potential of Memcached with each and every dedicated server that we are offering in case you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A special Control Panel section is dedicated to the memory caching system and you can start using Memcached for any Internet site hosted on the machine with only a couple of clicks. You can optimize the performance of any site, no matter what script-driven web application you are using or how large 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 seriously with the more powerful dedicated servers. Shortly after the system is activated, it will begin caching information anytime someone opens your site, so, once sufficient data has been cached, you will notice the lowered load on the server and the optimized overall performance of the Internet site. The Memcached caching system is used by lots of sites, among them popular portals like Zynga, Wikipedia and Reddit, which shows the efficiency of the Memcached caching system.