Memcached is an object caching system, which is used to supercharge the loading speed of database-driven Internet sites by caching the calls and the responses between the website visitor and the server. In other words, anytime a particular web page on such a website is visited, the script connects to its database to request the information that should be shown to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a link to visit a different page, the whole process is carried out again and this results in plenty of database calls and excessive server load, especially if the site 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 cull any data from the database, since everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll have more pleased visitors and they will be able to surf through your website much faster. In addition, Memcached updates its cache whenever any info in the database is changed, so the website users will never see outdated data.
Memcached in Shared Website Hosting
When you host script-based websites in a shared website hosting account with us, you will be able to add the Memcached content caching system to your hosting package with only a couple of mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available momentarily and, since the PHP extension required for it is pre-installed on our avant-garde cloud hosting platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more versatility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many sites will use Memcached) and to the memory that Memcached will use. The latter is available in increments of 16 MB and you can order memory whenever you need. Naturally, the more memory Memcached is allowed to use, the more content it will cache, so in case you manage a traffic-consuming website with lots of content, you may need more memory so as to be able to take advantage of the power that Memcached can give you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can add Memcached to any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting offered by us and make use of its full capacity for any script-powered site hosted on our servers. The upgrade is accessible through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can choose two features – the number of instances and the memory. These things show the number of the sites that can use Memcached and how much system memory it will use to store your info. You can choose them independently, since one instance is not bound to a particular amount of memory, so you can use plenty of memory for a single resource-intensive website, for example. This upgrade comes in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order as much memory as you wish. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-powered site irrespective of its type, including those based on popular web-based apps like Drupal, Joomla or WordPress, and a lot of companies like Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to improve the performance of their websites.
Memcached in VPS
Memcached is available as standard with all Linux VPS that are ordered with our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension it requires to function properly is compiled when the VPS is configured, so you can begin using the object caching platform as soon as your brand-new virtual server is completely operational. The system memory that the Memcached platform can use depends on the particular VPS plan, but even with the lower-end ones, you’ll get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal only for this platform. This will allow you to increase the overall performance of multiple websites hosted on the virtual server simultaneously and to decrease the load even if you’ve got traffic-consuming script-driven sites with lots of viewers. The platform can be used with any script – Joomla, Drupal or Mambo, or a custom one, and you’ll observe the better overall performance soon after you start using it.
Memcached in Dedicated Hosting
You can make use of the full potential of Memcached with every dedicated server that we are offering if you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel. A special section in it is dedicated to the object caching system and you can begin using Memcached for any Internet site hosted on the dedicated machine with just a few clicks of the mouse. You can increase the overall performance of any website, irrespective of what script-driven software app you are using or how popular the website is, as the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 GB and this amount grows considerably with the higher-end dedicated servers. Soon after the caching system is enabled, it will start caching data every time somebody opens your website, so, once enough data has been stored, you will see the decreased load and the improved overall performance of your Internet site. The Memcached system is being used by a lot of sites, including popular portals like Zynga, Wikipedia and Reddit, which confirms the effectiveness of the caching system.