Memcached is a distributed memory caching system, which is used to improve the overall performance of database-powered websites by caching the calls and the responses between the visitor and the server. To put it differently, anytime a given web page on such a site is requested, the script sends a database query to get the information that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a hyperlink to visit a different web page, the entire process is repeated and this leads to lots of database queries and excessive load on the server, particularly if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer needs to fetch any content from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall speed of your website will "soar" and you will get more gratified visitors and they will be able to navigate through your site much faster. In addition, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache if any info in the database is edited, so the site users will never see old content.
Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting
Memcached comes as an upgrade with each cloud website hosting plan that we’re offering and in case you want to use it for any script-driven site that you host on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it in a few easy steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you will get the option to upgrade two separate things – the instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the sites that can use the Memcached distributed memory caching system simultaneously, so if you need it for several websites, you can order a handful of instances. The second one refers to the total amount of memory that the system will be permitted to use to cache information, so for numerous sites (or for one single resource-demanding site), you should get more memory for better results. The memory is offered in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be added at any point. With the Memcached caching system, any script-based website hosted on our cloud servers will open faster than the speed of light.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can add the Memcached memory caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated servers offered by us and use its full potential for any script-powered Internet site hosted on our servers. The upgrade is accessible through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can select two features – the number of instances and the amount of memory. These things determine the number of the websites that can use the Memcached platform and how much memory it will use to store your info. You can select them separately, since a given instance is not linked to a fixed amount of system memory, so you can use lots of memory for a single large website, for instance. This feature is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order as much memory as you want. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-powered website irrespective of its type, including those based on widely used Internet apps like WordPress, Drupal or Joomla, and many companies such as Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to boost the performance of their websites.
Memcached in VPS Servers
When you get a VPS server from our company, you will be able to use Memcached at no extra fee, as the platform is available with all servers ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you own traffic-consuming sites, you will be able to improve their performance with no effort and the decreased load on your VPS server will permit you to keep using your current Virtual Private Server hosting package instead of migrating to a more powerful one. The amount of memory that Memcached can use to store data depends on the package that you’re using, but even with a lower-end one, you’ll get at least several hundred megabytes, which is significantly more than what you’d get with a shared hosting plan, so the website performance boost will be substantial. You can use the Memcached platform with any database-powered web app, no matter if you’ve created it on your own or you are using a ready-to-use one like WordPress, OpenCart or Joomla.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
You can make use of the full potential of Memcached with each dedicated server that we’re offering if you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A special section in it is dedicated to the object caching system and you can begin using Memcached for any website hosted on the machine with only a couple of mouse clicks. You can accelerate the overall performance of any website, irrespective of what script-based web app you’re using or how heavy the Internet site is, as the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to use is three gigabytes and this amount grows tremendously with the more powerful dedicated servers. Shortly after the caching system is enabled, it will start caching info each time someone opens your site, so, once sufficient data has been stored, you’ll see the decreased server load and the enhanced overall performance of your site. Memcached is being used by plenty of sites, among them famous portals such as Reddit, Wikipedia and Zynga, which is a confirmation of the efficiency of the Memcached caching system.