Memcached is an object caching platform, which is used to supercharge the performance of database-driven websites by caching the queries and the replies between the website visitor and the server. Simply put, every time a given page on such a site is requested, the script connects to its database to request the information that should be shown to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to open another web page, the entire procedure is executed again and this leads to lots of database queries and excessive load on the server, especially if the website has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer has to call any information from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your site will increase and you’ll get more happy visitors and they will be able to navigate through your site much faster. Furthermore, Memcached updates its cache every time any information in the database is modified, so the users will never see out-of-date data.
Memcached in Website Hosting
If you host script-based websites in a website hosting account with us, you can add the Memcached content caching system to your hosting package with only a few clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantaneously and, since the necessary extension is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform, you can begin using it straight away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many Internet sites will use Memcached) and to the system memory that Memcached will use. The latter is available in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order 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 manage a large-scale site with lots of data, you may require more memory so as to be able to take advantage of the power that Memcached can give you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you buy any of our semi-dedicated server packages, you’ll find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades part of your Hepsia Control Panel, so if you’d like to use it for any of the sites hosted in your semi-dedicated account, you can activate it with just a couple of mouse clicks. The memory caching platform is suitable for any script-driven web app like Joomla, WordPress, or even an in-house built app, and depending on your necessities, you will be able to select two different things – how many Internet sites will use the Memcached caching platform, in other words – the number of instances; and how much data will be stored, i.e. the amount of memory that the platform will employ. The two things are not tied to each other, so if you manage a high-demand Internet site with a lot of content, you can order one instance and a large amount of memory. Memcached will optimize the performance of your Internet sites soon after you enable it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy much faster loading speeds.
Memcached in VPS Servers
Memcached comes as standard with all VPS web hosting service that are ordered with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension it requires so as to function correctly is compiled when the server is configured, so you can begin using the caching platform the moment your new VPS server is fully operational. The memory that Memcached can employ depends on the particular Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the low-end ones, you’ll get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal exclusively for this platform. This will permit you to enhance the performance of numerous sites hosted on the VPS simultaneously and to decrease the load on the virtual machine even if you manage resource-heavy script-based online portals with plenty of users. The Memcached caching platform can be used with any script – Drupal, Joomla or Mambo, or a custom-built one, and you’ll observe the better overall performance shortly after you begin using it.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Each dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can start using this content caching system once the server is completely operational, without the need to upgrade or activate anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can use depends on the server that you have chosen, but since our servers are amazingly powerful and given the fact that it is likely that you will host resource-demanding Internet sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use is three gigabytes. This will allow you to optimize the overall performance of very busy websites without effort and you’ll distinguish the difference soon after the Memcached system begins caching database calls. You can take advantage of the Memcached caching system with any database-driven web page, including those that are based on widely used Content Management Systems like WordPress and Joomla.