Memcached is a data caching system, which is used to increase the load speed of database-powered websites by caching the queries and the responses between the visitor and the server. To put it differently, every time a particular page on such a website is opened, the script sends a query to its database to request the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a link to open some other web page, the whole operation is performed again and this results in a lot of database calls and higher server load, particularly if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer needs to cull any info from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall speed of your website will increase and you’ll have more pleased visitors and they will be able to surf through your website faster. In addition, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache if any content in the database is updated, so the site visitors will never wind up seeing out-of-date data.
Memcached in Website Hosting
Memcached comes as an upgrade with every website hosting plan that we are offering and you’ll be able to start using it once you add it, since the PHP extension that it requires in order to work properly is already available on our advanced cloud web hosting platform. You can request the upgrade through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with every hosting package and a brand-new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of memory, so as to give you more freedom. The first one refers to the number of the websites which can use the Memcached caching system, whereas the second one, which is available in increments of 16 megabytes, specifies the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A popular website with a large-size database may require more memory so as to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so in case you’d like to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any given moment with a couple of mouse clicks.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can add the Memcached memory caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated hosting plans that we offer and make use of its full potential for any script-driven site hosted on our servers. The upgrade is accessible through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can choose two features – the instances and the memory. These things show how many websites can use the Memcached platform and how much system memory it will use to cache your info. You can choose them independently, since one instance is not bound to a specific amount of memory, so you can use plenty of memory for a single popular site, for example. This upgrade is available in increments of 16 megabytes and you can get as much memory as you like. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-powered site regardless of its nature, including those that are based on widespread software applications like WordPress, Drupal or Joomla, and plenty of companies such as Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to improve the performance of their sites.
Memcached in VPS Servers
Memcached is available by default with all VPS hosting plans ordered with our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension it requires to work correctly is compiled when the virtual server is set up, so you can begin using the caching platform the moment your new VPS server is fully functional. The memory that the Memcached caching platform can use depends on the given plan, but even with the less powerful plans, several hundred megabytes will be at your disposal for this platform exclusively. This will allow you to enhance the performance of numerous websites hosted on the virtual server at the same time and to reduce the load on the virtual machine even if you run data-heavy script-driven web portals with lots of users. The caching platform can be used with any script – Joomla, Mambo or Drupal, or a custom-built one, and you’ll detect the better overall performance soon after you begin using it.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
When you acquire one of our dedicated web hosting plans and if you pick Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel during the signup process, you’ll get the Memcached data caching platform as standard and you can enable it for each Internet site that you host on the server without upgrading or installing anything. It will begin storing info as users visit your Internet site, so you will detect the effects of using it soon thereafter. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the platform is three gigabytes and normally, the more powerful the dedicated package, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to take advantage of the platform for many sites or for an extremely popular Internet site without compromising its effectiveness. The Memcached caching platform will enable you to enhance the speed of any database-driven website very quickly – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal diary, an OpenCart web store, etc., and to enhance the overall performance of your dedicated server.