Memcached is a memory caching platform, which is used to supercharge the speed of database-driven sites by caching the calls and the responses between the visitor and the server. To put it differently, every time a certain page on such a site is visited, the script sends a query to its database to fetch the info that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to open another web page, the entire operation is performed again and this generates lots of database calls and higher load on the server, especially if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer needs to extract any data from the database, since everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your site will increase and you will get more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your site much faster. In addition, Memcached updates its cache when any data in the database is updated, so the visitors will never end up seeing out-of-date data.
Memcached in Shared Web Hosting
When you host script-powered sites in a shared web hosting account with our company, you will be able to add the Memcached memory caching system to your shared web hosting package with just a couple of clicks of the mouse via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available momentarily and, since the needed extension is pre-installed on our innovative cloud hosting platform, you can start using it straight away. To give you more versatility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many websites will use Memcached) and to the amount of system memory that Memcached will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 megabytes and you can add memory as many times as you want. Naturally, the more memory the Memcached caching system is permitted to use, the more content it will cache, so in case you’ve got a resource-requiring website with a lot of content, you may need more memory to be able to make the most of the power that Memcached can offer you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can add the Memcached caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated servers that we are offering and use its full potential for any script-driven website hosted on our servers. The upgrade is offered through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can select two features – the instances and the memory. These things specify the number of the websites that can use the Memcached platform and the amount of system memory that it will use to store your data. You can select them independently, since a given instance is not bound to a specific amount of system memory, so you can use lots of memory for one resource-heavy site, for example. This feature is available in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order as much memory as you need. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-powered site irrespective of its nature, including those based on widespread web apps like Drupal, WordPress or Joomla, and many companies such as Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to accelerate the speed of their sites.
Memcached in VPS Servers
When you purchase a VPS server from us, you’ll be able to use Memcached at no additional price, as the distributed memory object caching platform is available with all servers that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. Even if you manage content-loaded websites, you’ll be able to increase their performance effortlessly and the reduced load on your server will enable you to keep your current package instead of upgrading to a more powerful one. The amount of memory that Memcached can use to cache data depends on the package that you’re using, but even with a low-end one, you’ll have no less than several hundred megabytes, which is significantly more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared hosting package, so the website performance boost will be considerable. You can take advantage of the Memcached platform with any database-powered application, regardless of whether you have developed it yourself or you are using a ready-to-use one such as OpenCart, Joomla or WordPress.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Each dedicated server that is ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can start using this caching system the moment the server is ready, without the need to activate or upgrade anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use depends on the dedicated server that you’ve chosen, but since our servers are quite powerful and given the fact that it is likely that you’ll host resource-consuming websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use will be three gigabytes. This will enable you to improve the performance of very heavy Internet sites without any effort and you will notice the difference soon after Memcached starts caching database calls. You can make the most of the Memcached system with any database-driven website, including those that are based on famous Content Management Systems such as WordPress and Joomla.