Memcached is a distributed memory object caching system, which is used to supercharge the performance of database-powered Internet sites by caching the requests and the replies between the website visitor and the server. In other words, every time a particular page on such a site is requested, the script connects to its database to fetch the info that should be displayed to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to visit some other web page, the entire procedure is performed again and this leads to a lot of database requests and high load on the server, especially if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is requested again, the script no longer has to fetch any information from the database, since everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall speed of your site will increase and you’ll have more gratified visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your website much faster. At the same time, Memcached "refreshes" its cache every time any info in the database is edited, so the users will never wind up seeing out-of-date content.
Memcached in Website Hosting
You can take advantage of the Memcached content caching system with all website hosting that we offer. It is available as an upgrade, which you can add with just a couple of clicks through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It requires an extension, which is already installed on our cloud web hosting platform, so you can begin using Memcached as soon as you order it. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts, which will offer you more flexibility depending on the sites that you wish to use it for. The first part specifies the number of the Internet sites that will use Memcached, or the ‘instances’, whereas the second one is related to the memory, i.e. to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can get more memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you have ordered, the more data will be cached, which may be a pretty good idea for heavy-traffic sites with large-sized databases and a lot of users. In this way, you can supercharge the overall performance of any script-powered Internet site hosted on our cloud servers with no effort.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you choose to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account, you can take advantage of Memcached with ease, since the caching platform’s setup requires several mouse clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension that it requires is pre-installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can start using the Memcached platform the moment you add it to your account. You’ll be able to select how many sites can use it and how much information it will cache, in other words – there are two different upgradable features – the number of instances and the memory. You can get more of both, so if one of your sites becomes extremely popular, for example, you can always add more memory to it. Our system is incredibly flexible in this regard and we don’t bind a specific number of instances to a pre-defined amount of memory. You can employ the Memcached platform to improve the loading speed of any script-powered website, including those that are based on widely used Internet apps, such as WordPress or Joomla.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
If you obtain any of our dedicated servers and if you select Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel at signup, you’ll get Memcached by default and you can activate it for each site that you host on your server without installing or upgrading anything. It will start caching info as people open your Internet site, so you’ll see the effect of using it soon after that. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the Memcached caching platform is 3 GB and normally, the more powerful the package, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will permit you to take advantage of the caching platform for plenty of sites or for an extremely large website without compromising its effectiveness. The Memcached platform will allow you to enhance the speed of any database-driven website in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal journal, an OpenCart store, etcetera, and to boost the performance of your dedicated machine.