Memcached is a distributed memory caching system, which is used to increase the performance of database-powered sites by caching the calls and the responses between the user and the server. In other words, anytime a specific web page on such a site is accessed, the script calls its database to get the information that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to visit a different web page, the entire operation is performed again and this generates lots of database calls and excessive load on the server, especially if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer has to fetch any data from the database, since everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your site will "soar" and you will get more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to browse your site faster. What’s more, the Memcached platform updates its cache every time any content in the database is altered, so the visitors will never wind up seeing old data.
Memcached in Shared Hosting
You can use the Memcached object caching system with all Linux shared hosting packages that we offer. It’s available as an upgrade, which you can acquire with only a couple of clicks from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It requires a PHP extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform, so you can start using the Memcached caching system the moment you order it. The upgrade is divided into two parts, which will offer you more versatility depending on the websites that you want to use it for. The first one reveals the number of the Internet sites that will use Memcached, or the so-called ‘instances’, while the second one is related to the memory, in other words – to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can add more system memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you have ordered, the more content will be cached, which may be a quite good idea for popular websites with large databases and numerous users. Thus, you can enhance the loading speed of every script-powered website hosted on our servers without efforts.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you decide to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account, you can take advantage of Memcached with ease, since the data caching platform’s setup requires a couple of mouse clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension that it requires is already installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can begin using Memcached the moment you add it to your account. You’ll be able to choose how many sites can use it and how much data it will cache, i.e. there’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the amount of system memory. You can order more of both, so if one of your websites becomes very popular, for example, you can always get more memory. Our system is really flexible in this regard and we don’t tie a particular number of instances to a fixed amount of memory. You can use Memcached to speed up any script-driven Internet site, including those based on famous Internet applications, such as Joomla or WordPress.
Memcached in VPS Hosting
Memcached comes as standard with all Linux VPS hosting packages that are ordered with our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension it needs so as to perform properly is compiled when the virtual server is configured, so you can begin using the object caching platform as soon as your brand-new server is completely ready. The memory that the Memcached caching platform can use depends on the particular Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the less powerful plans, several hundred megabytes will be at your disposal exclusively for this platform. This will permit you to optimize the performance of multiple websites hosted on the VPS simultaneously and to reduce the load on the virtual machine even if you own traffic-consuming script-powered sites with lots of users. The caching platform can be used with any script – Drupal, Joomla or Mambo, or a custom one, and you will notice the faster performance shortly after you begin using it.
Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting
You can take advantage of the full potential of Memcached with each dedicated server offered by us in case you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A special Control Panel section is dedicated to the caching system and you can begin using Memcached for any website hosted on the server with just several mouse clicks. You can boost the performance of any website, no matter what script-powered software application you’re using or how popular the Internet site is, as the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to employ is 3 gigabytes and this amount grows substantially with the higher-end servers. Shortly after the caching system is enabled, it will start caching content anytime somebody browses your site, so, once sufficient info has been cached, you’ll distinguish the decreased load and the improved performance of the website. The Memcached caching system is being used by plenty of websites, among them popular portals like Reddit, Zynga and Wikipedia, which is a proof of the effectiveness of the caching system.