Memcached is a memory caching platform, which is used to optimize the loading speed of database-powered Internet sites by caching the requests and the responses between the website visitor and the server. In simple terms, every time a particular web page on such a site is requested, the script queries its database to get the information that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to open some other page, the entire operation is carried out again and this results in plenty of database calls and excessive load on the server, 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 cull any content from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more gratified visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your site faster. At the same time, Memcached updates its cache whenever any info in the database is altered, so the site users will never see out-of-date content.
Memcached in Shared Hosting
You can use the Memcached data caching system with all shared hosting packages that we offer. It is offered as an upgrade, which you can acquire with just a few clicks through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It needs an extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform, so you can begin using Memcached the moment you add it. The upgrade is divided into two parts, which will offer you more flexibility depending on the sites that you’d like to use it for. The first part concerns the number of the sites that will use Memcached, or the ‘instances’, while the second one refers to the system memory, in other words – to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can get more memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you have, the more data will be cached, which may be a rather good idea for high-demand sites with large-size databases and many simultaneous visitors. Thus, you can accelerate the loading speed of any script-powered website hosted on our servers with ease.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can get the Memcached object caching system as an optional upgrade with each of our semi-dedicated hosting and since it works with any script-based web app, you can use it for each site that you host on our servers, regardless of what application you have used – WordPress, Joomla or Mambo, a custom-created one, etc. You can request the upgrade via the corresponding section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated account, and you can choose two separate things – the number of instances and the amount of memory that they will use. To put it simply, these things show the number of the Internet sites that will use the Memcached system and the total amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to cache your content. The two features are ordered separately for more freedom and one instance does not come bundled with a particular amount of system memory. You can take full advantage of Memcached with any sort of website and both you and your visitors will quickly spot the difference in the performance.
Memcached in VPS Web Hosting
Memcached comes as standard with all Linux VPS web hosting packages ordered with our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension it requires so as to function properly is compiled when the virtual server is set up, so you can begin using the distributed memory caching platform as soon as your brand new virtual server is up and running. The system memory that the Memcached platform can employ depends on the given plan, but even with the lower-end ones, several hundred megabytes will be at your disposal only for this platform. This will permit you to boost the overall performance of multiple sites hosted on the virtual server at the same time and to decrease the load on the virtual machine even if you own resource-requiring script-driven web pages with a lot of visitors. The platform can be used with any script – Drupal, Joomla or Mambo, or a custom-developed script, and you will see the better overall performance soon after you start using it.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting
When you get any of our dedicated servers hosting and if you pick Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel on the order page, you’ll get the Memcached distributed memory caching platform by default and you can activate it for each site that you host on your dedicated server without upgrading or installing anything. It will begin caching data as users access your site, so you’ll see the effect of using it soon thereafter. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the platform is 3 GB and naturally, the more powerful the dedicate server plan, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will allow you to use the platform for numerous websites or for an extremely heavy Internet site without weakening its efficacy. The Memcached platform will allow you to enhance the loading speed of any database-powered site in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal journal, an OpenCart web shop, etcetera, and to boost the performance of your server.