Memcached is a distributed memory object caching platform, which is used to accelerate the overall performance of database-driven sites by caching the calls and the replies between the visitor and the server. To put it differently, anytime a certain page on such a website is visited, the script sends a query to its database to fetch the information that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to visit another web page, the whole operation is performed again and this leads to plenty of database queries and high load on the server, particularly if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer has to pull any info from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your website will increase and you will enjoy more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your website much faster. At the same time, the Memcached platform updates its cache whenever any info in the database is changed, so the website users will never see out-of-date data.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
The Memcached distributed memory caching system is offered as an optional upgrade with each Linux cloud hosting offered by our company and you can begin using it the moment you order it, since the extension that it needs in order to work properly is pre-installed on our advanced cloud hosting platform. You can request the upgrade through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each shared hosting package and a brand new Control Panel section where you can manage Memcached will show up. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of system memory, so as to give you more flexibility. The first one shows the number of the websites that can use the Memcached caching system, while the second one, which comes in increments of 16 megabytes, indicates the total size of the content that the system can cache. A popular website with a large database may require more memory in order to take an even greater advantage of the Memcached caching system, so if you would like to upgrade this feature, you’ll be able to do it at any point with a couple of clicks.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can add the Memcached memory caching platform to any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting service that we’re offering and make use of its full potential for any script-driven Internet site hosted by us. The upgrade is offered through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can choose two things – the number of instances and the system memory. These things show the number of the sites that can use Memcached and how much system memory it will use to store your info. You can choose them independently, since one instance is not bound to a specific amount of memory, so you can use a lot of memory for one traffic-consuming website, for instance. This upgrade is available in increments of 16 MB and you can order as much memory as you want. The platform can be used with any script-powered site regardless of its nature, including those that are based on widespread apps like WordPress, Drupal or Joomla, and many companies such as Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to improve the performance of their sites.
Memcached in VPS Servers
If you obtain a VPS server from us, you will be able to use Memcached at no additional charge, as the platform is available with all virtual servers ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you own traffic-intensive Internet sites, you will be able to optimize their overall performance with ease and the lowered load on the virtual server will permit you to continue using your current Virtual Private Server hosting package instead of upgrading to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that the Memcached caching platform can use to cache info depends on the package that you are using, but even with a less powerful one, you’ll get no less than several hundred megabytes, which is significantly more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared package, so the website performance boost will be significant. You can use the Memcached platform with any database-powered web app, regardless of whether you’ve set it up yourself or you’re using a ready-made one like WordPress, Joomla or OpenCart.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Memcached is available for free with all Linux dedicated servers offered by us and the one and only requirement is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the content caching system for any database-powered site, including those based on famous software applications – for example, a WordPress blog or a Joomla-driven community web portal. Each dedicated machine is tied to a different amount of memory that Memcached can use, but the minimum you will get is 3 gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to speed up extremely heavy sites significantly, since this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached information. The system will start storing data the moment it is enabled, so soon thereafter, you’ll distinguish the improved performance of your websites and the lowered load on your server. Plenty of websites use Memcached to increase their effectiveness, among them famous ones like Wikipedia and Reddit.