Memcached is an object caching system, which is used to boost the loading speed of database-powered websites by caching the queries and the responses between the website visitor and the server. To put it differently, anytime a specific web page on such a website is opened, the script queries its database to fetch the info that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to go to another web page, the entire process is carried out again and this leads to numerous database requests and high server load, particularly if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to pull any information from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your site will increase and you’ll enjoy more gratified visitors and they’ll be able to browse your site faster. Also, Memcached updates its cache every time any info in the database is changed, so the website users will never see old data.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
If you host script-powered sites in a cloud hosting account with us, you will be able to add the Memcached caching system to your shared web hosting package with only a couple of clicks of the mouse from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantly and, since the extension needed for it is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform, you can start using it right away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many websites will use Memcached) and to the system memory that Memcached will use. The latter is offered in increments of 16 MB and you can add memory whenever you wish. Naturally, the more memory the Memcached caching system is permitted to use, the more data it will cache, so in case you manage a frequently visited website with a lot of data, you may need more memory in order to be able to make the most of the power that Memcached can offer you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can get the Memcached caching system as an upgrade with each of our semi-dedicated plans and since it works with any script-based web application, you can use it for each website that you host on our servers, no matter what application you have used – WordPress, Joomla or Mambo, a custom-built one, etc. You can add 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 number of instances and the amount of memory that they will use. In other words, these things indicate how many Internet sites will use the Memcached system and the maximum amount of memory that the system will be able to use to cache your info. The two things are offered independently for more flexibility and one instance does not come bundled with a fixed amount of system memory. You can make full use of Memcached with any kind of site and both you and the visitors will quickly detect the difference in the performance.
Memcached in VPS Servers
You will get Memcached with each of the VPS server packages offered by our company if you select Hepsia as your Control Panel and you will be able to activate the memory caching platform via the Control Panel section with the exact same name. The activation takes a few mouse clicks and you’ll distinguish the difference in the overall performance of your sites almost immediately. The amount of system memory that the Memcached platform can take advantage of to cache data depends on the given VPS package that you’ve chosen, but at any rate it won’t be less than several hundred MB, which is quite enough even for several heavy websites. You can use the Memcached platform with Internet sites based on WordPress, Joomla or any other web-based application and decrease the load on your server, which will permit you to keep using the current Virtual Private Server plan instead of migrating to a more powerful one, since you simply won’t need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by famous websites such as Wikipedia, Zynga and Reddit, which proves its efficiency.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Memcached comes for free with all dedicated web hosting plans that we are offering and the only condition is that the dedicated machine must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the object caching system for any database-powered website, including those that are based on widely used Internet applications – for example, a WordPress weblog or a Joomla-driven social networking site. Each dedicated machine is tied to a different amount of system memory that the Memcached caching system can use, but the minimum you will get is 3 GB, which is quite enough to improve the speed of very busy websites noticeably, since this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached data. The Memcached system will start caching information once it’s activated, so soon thereafter, you’ll notice the optimized overall performance of your sites and the decreased load. A lot of Internet sites use the Memcached caching system to enhance their efficacy, among them famous ones like Reddit and Wikipedia.