Memcached is a content caching platform, which is used to enhance the speed of database-powered sites by caching the requests and the responses between the website visitor and the server. To put it differently, anytime a specific page on such a site is requested, the script connects to its database to fetch the information that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to open some other web page, the whole operation is carried out again and this generates plenty of database queries and high load on the server, especially if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer has to fetch any content from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your website will "soar" and you will enjoy more gratified visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your site much faster. What’s more, Memcached "refreshes" its cache whenever any content in the database is updated, so the users will never see old content.
Memcached in Shared Hosting
When you host script-driven websites in a shared hosting account with our company, you can add the Memcached content caching system to your shared web hosting package with just a few mouse clicks from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantly and, since the required PHP extension is pre-installed on our avant-garde cloud hosting platform, you can start using it straight away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of system memory that Memcached will use. The latter is offered in increments of 16 MB and you can add as much memory as you need. Logically, the more memory Memcached is allowed to use, the more content it will cache, so in case you’ve got a resource-requiring site with lots of content, you may require more memory in order to be able to take advantage of the power that Memcached can give you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you buy one of our semi-dedicated server plans, you’ll find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades part of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you want to use it for any of the sites hosted in your semi-dedicated server hosting account, you can activate it with only a couple of clicks. The memory caching platform is perfect for any script-based web app such as Joomla, WordPress, or even a custom application, and depending on your demands, you’ll be able to select two separate things – how many websites will use the Memcached platform, in other words – the number of instances; and how much info will be stored, in other words – the amount of system memory that the platform will use. The two features are not bound to each other, so if you own a traffic-heavy Internet site with lots of data, you can get one instance and a large amount of memory. The Memcached platform will boost the overall performance of your Internet sites soon after you enable it and both you and your visitors will enjoy much faster load times.
Memcached in VPS Servers
You’ll get Memcached with each of the VPS server packages that we offer in case you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel and you will be able to activate the memory caching platform via the Control Panel section with the same name. The setup requires several mouse clicks and you will notice the difference in the overall performance of your sites almost immediately. The amount of system memory that the Memcached platform can use to cache data depends on the given VPS hosting plan that you have chosen, but at any rate it won’t be less than several hundred MB, which is more than enough even for multiple content-rich sites. You can use the Memcached platform with Internet sites based on WordPress, Joomla or any other script and lower the load on your VPS, which will allow you to keep using the current VPS plan rather than upgrading to a more powerful one, as you will simply not need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by popular websites such as Zynga, Wikipedia and Reddit, which proves its effectiveness.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Memcached comes free of charge with all dedicated servers that we are offering and the only requirement is that the dedicated machine must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the distributed memory caching system for any database-driven site, including those based on famous web-based applications – for instance, a WordPress online blog or a Joomla-driven community website. Each server comes with a specific amount of memory that the Memcached caching system can use, but the minimum amount you will get is 3 GB, which is sufficient enough to optimize the loading speed of extremely busy sites seriously, as this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached information. The Memcached system will begin storing info once it’s activated, so soon after that, you will notice the optimized overall performance of your Internet sites and the reduced load. Plenty of sites use Memcached to boost their efficacy, including popular ones like Reddit and Wikipedia.