Memcached is an object caching system, which is used to increase the overall performance of database-driven sites by caching the queries and the responses between the visitor and the server. In other words, anytime a given page on such a site is accessed, the script sends a query to its database to request the information that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a link to go to another page, the entire operation is performed again and this results in plenty of database requests and high server load, even more so if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer has to call any information from the database, since everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more gratified visitors and they will be able to navigate through your site faster. At the same time, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache whenever any info in the database is changed, so the website users will never see old content.
Memcached in Website Hosting
Memcached is offered as an upgrade with each website hosting account that we offer and in case you’d like to use it for any script-driven Internet site that you host on our innovative cloud hosting platform, you will be able to activate it in a couple of simple steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you will get the option to upgrade two separate features – the instances and the memory. The first one has to do with the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several Internet sites, you can order a number of instances. The second one has to do with the total amount of memory that the system will be permitted to use in order to cache information, so for multiple sites (or for one single traffic-consuming site), you may want to get more memory for better performance. The memory comes in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be ordered at any moment. With Memcached, every script-driven website hosted on our cloud servers will open lightning-fast.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can get the Memcached data caching system as an upgrade with each of our semi-dedicated hosting plans and since it works with any script-based web application, you can use it for every Internet site that you host on our platform, irrespective of what app you have used – Joomla, Mambo or WordPress, a custom application, etc. You can order the upgrade from the corresponding section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated server account, and you can select two separate features – the instances and the amount of memory that they will use. Basically, these things define the number of the websites that will use the Memcached caching system and the amount of system memory that the system will be able to use to store your info. The two things are ordered independently for more flexibility and one instance does not come with a pre-defined amount of memory. You can make use of the Memcached system with any type of website and both you and the visitors will swiftly distinguish the difference in the performance.
Memcached in VPS Servers
When you acquire a VPS server from us, you’ll be able to use Memcached at no extra fee, as the content caching platform is offered with all servers ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. Even if you own traffic-consuming Internet sites, you’ll be able to accelerate their overall performance without any effort and the decreased load on the virtual machine will allow you to keep your current VPS hosting package instead of moving 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 lower-end one, you’ll get at least several hundred megabytes, which is significantly more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared web hosting package, so the website performance boost will be significant. You can use the Memcached platform with any database-powered app, regardless of whether you have created it on your own or you’re using a ready-to-use one such as Joomla, WordPress or OpenCart.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
You can make use of the full potential of Memcached with each and every dedicated server that we are offering in case you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel. A special section in it is dedicated to the caching system and you can start using Memcached for any site hosted on the dedicated machine with only several clicks of the mouse. You can accelerate the overall performance of any website, regardless of what script-powered software app you’re using or how heavy the Internet site is, as the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to employ is 3 GB and this amount rises considerably with the more powerful servers. Shortly after the caching system is enabled, it will start caching data anytime somebody accesses your website, so, as soon as enough info has been cached, you will detect the lowered load on the server and the improved performance of the Internet site. Memcached is used by plenty of sites, including famous portals such as Zynga, Wikipedia and Reddit, which is an evidence of the efficiency of the Memcached system.