Memcached is an object caching system, which is used to supercharge the loading speed of database-driven Internet sites by caching the queries and the responses between the visitor and the server. Simply put, every time a specific page on such a site is accessed, the script connects to its database to fetch the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a link to visit another page, the whole operation is repeated and this results in multiple database requests and high load on the server, especially if the website has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is accessed again, the script no longer has to extract any info from the database, since everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your site will "soar" and you will have more gratified visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your site faster. Also, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache if any content in the database is updated, so the site visitors will never see old data.
Memcached in Shared Hosting
Memcached is offered as an optional upgrade with each shared hosting account that we are offering and if you want to use it for any script-driven Internet site that you host on our avant-garde cloud hosting platform, you will be able to activate it in several easy steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be offered the option to upgrade two separate things – the number of instances and the memory. The first one is related to the number of the websites that can use the Memcached object caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several websites, you can order a number of instances. The second one has to do with the total amount of memory that the system will be allowed to use to cache data, so for a lot of websites (or for one single traffic-heavy site), you may want to get more memory for improved performance. The memory is offered in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be ordered at any point. With the Memcached caching system, each script-driven website hosted on our servers will open faster than the speed of light.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can add the Memcached caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated service offered by us and make use of its full potential for any script-powered site hosted on our servers. The upgrade is available through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can select two things – the instances and the system memory. These things indicate the number of the websites that can use the Memcached caching platform and the amount of memory that it will use to store your content. You can choose them separately, since a given instance is not tied to a specific amount of system memory, so you can use a lot of memory for one frequently visited website, for example. This feature is offered in increments of 16 MB and you can order as much memory as you like. The platform can be used with any script-powered site regardless of its nature, including those that are based on popular Internet apps like Drupal, WordPress or Joomla, and lots of companies like Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to enhance the performance of their sites.
Memcached in VPS Servers
You’ll get Memcached with any of the VPS server packages offered by our company in case you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the data caching platform through the Control Panel section with the very same name. The setup requires a couple of mouse clicks and you will distinguish the difference in the overall performance of your sites almost instantly. The amount of memory that Memcached can use to store content depends on the particular VPS hosting plan that you’ve picked, but at any rate it will not be less than several hundred MB, which is more than enough even for several data-heavy Internet sites. You can use Memcached with sites driven by Joomla, WordPress or any other software app and decrease the load on your VPS server, which will permit you to continue using the current VPS hosting package rather than migrating 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 confirms its effectiveness.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Any dedicated server that’s ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can start using the distributed memory object caching system the moment your server is assembled, without having to upgrade or activate anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can use depends on the very server that you have selected, but as our servers are truly powerful and given the fact that it is likely that you will host resource-hungry websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use will be 3 gigabytes. This will permit you to optimize the overall performance of extremely busy sites without effort and you will distinguish the difference shortly after the Memcached system begins caching database requests. You can make use of the caching system with any database-powered web portal, including those that are based on famous CMSs like WordPress and Joomla.