Memcached is a caching platform, which is used to increase the performance of database-driven websites by caching the requests and the responses between the website visitor and the server. To put it differently, anytime a given page on such a site is visited, the script sends a database query to request the info that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks a link to open another web page, the entire procedure is performed again and this generates numerous database queries and high load on the server, particularly if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case any of these pages is opened again, the script no longer needs to fetch any info from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall speed of your website will increase and you will have more gratified visitors and they will be able to browse your website faster. Besides, Memcached updates its cache if any info in the database is modified, so the site visitors will never end up seeing outdated content.
Memcached in Hosting
Memcached is available as an upgrade with each and every hosting account that we’re offering and if you would like to use it for any script-based Internet site that you host on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to activate it in a few simple steps via your Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you will be given the option to upgrade two separate things – the instances and the memory. The first one has to do with the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached content caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several sites, you can order a handful of instances. The second one has to do with the total amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to cache info, so for multiple sites (or for one single large-scale site), you should order more memory for better performance. The memory is available in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be ordered at any point. With the Memcached caching system, any script-driven website hosted on our servers will load faster than the speed of light.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can add the Memcached data caching platform to any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting offered by our company and make use of its full potential for any script-powered Internet site hosted on our servers. The upgrade is available through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can choose two features – the instances and the system memory. These things determine the number of the websites that can use Memcached and how much system memory it will use to cache your info. You can choose them separately, since one instance is not linked to a particular amount of system memory, so you can use plenty of memory for a single busy site, for example. This feature is offered in increments of 16 MB and you can get as much memory as you wish. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-powered site irrespective of its nature, including those based on widely used web apps like Joomla, Drupal or WordPress, and lots of companies like Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to accelerate the overall performance of their websites.
Memcached in VPS
Memcached comes as standard with all Linux VPS that are ordered with our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension it needs in order to function correctly is compiled when the VPS is configured, so you can start using the content caching platform as soon as your brand-new virtual server is up and running. The memory that Memcached can employ depends on the particular Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the low-end plans, several hundred megabytes will be at your disposal exclusively for this platform. This will permit you to boost the overall performance of numerous sites hosted on the VPS at the same time and to reduce the load on the virtual machine even if you manage content-rich script-powered portals with multiple viewers. The Memcached platform can be used with any script – Joomla, Drupal or Mambo, or a custom-built script, and you’ll distinguish the better performance soon after you start using it.
Memcached in Dedicated Hosting
Memcached comes for free with all Linux dedicated hosting offered by our company and the one and only condition is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the distributed memory caching system for any database-powered website, including those that are based on popular software applications – for instance, a WordPress personal journal or a Joomla-powered social networking website. Each dedicated server comes with a specific amount of memory that the Memcached caching system can use, but the minimum you will get is 3 GB, which is sufficient enough to enhance the load speed of extremely heavy sites enormously, since this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached data. The system will start caching information as soon as it is activated, so soon after that, you will observe the optimized performance of your sites and the decreased server load. Many Internet sites use the Memcached system to improve their efficiency, including popular ones such as Reddit and Wikipedia.