Memcached is a content caching platform, which is used to optimize the load speed of database-driven sites by caching the requests and the responses between the website visitor and the server. Simply put, every time a particular web page on such a website is requested, the script sends a database query to request the information that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to go to some other page, the whole process is executed again and this leads to multiple database calls and excessive server load, especially if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is accessed again, the script no longer needs to call any information from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll have more gratified visitors and they will be able to surf through your site much faster. Additionally, Memcached "refreshes" its cache if any info in the database is edited, so the site users will never wind up seeing outdated data.
Memcached in Shared Hosting
If you host script-based sites in a shared hosting account with our company, you can add Memcached to your shared web hosting package with only a couple of clicks of the mouse via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available immediately and, since the required PHP extension is pre-installed on our innovative cloud website hosting platform, you can start using it straight away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of memory that Memcached will use. The latter is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and you can add memory as many times as you want. Naturally, the more memory Memcached is allowed to use, the more data it will cache, so in case you own a large site with a lot of data, you may need more memory to be able to make the most of the power that Memcached can offer you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can add the Memcached distributed memory caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated servers that we are offering and use its full potential for any script-driven website hosted on our servers. The upgrade is accessible through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can select two things – the number of instances and the system memory. These things show how many websites can use Memcached and the amount of system memory that it will use to cache your information. You can select them separately, since a given instance is not tied to a particular amount of system memory, so you can use a lot of memory for one traffic-hungry website, for example. This feature 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-driven site irrespective of its nature, including those that are based on widespread software applications like Drupal, WordPress or Joomla, and a lot of companies like Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to increase the performance of their websites.
Memcached in VPS Servers
Memcached is included by default with each VPS server that we’re offering provided that you select Hepsia as your Control Panel, so you will not have to pay any extra cash to be able to use the full power of this distributed memory object caching system. The more powerful VPS hosting plan you select, the more system memory Memcached will have for content storage purposes, but you’ll have at least several hundred MB at all times, which is much more than what you would get with a shared hosting plan. This will permit you to use Memcached for many Internet sites, regardless of how large they are, which in turn goes to say that you can use a less powerful plan for them without overloading the server. The caching system is excellent for script-driven software applications such as WordPress, Joomla, OpenCart or Mambo, and you can use it even with a custom-made app. Shortly after you activate the Memcached system, it will start caching information and you will distinguish the optimized performance of your websites.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
You can make use of the full potential of Memcached with each and every dedicated server that we are offering in case you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A section in it is dedicated to the object caching system and you can begin using Memcached for any site hosted on the dedicated machine with just a few clicks of the mouse. You can accelerate the overall performance of any site, no matter what script-driven application you rely on or how large the website is, since the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 GB and this amount increases significantly with the higher-end servers. Soon after the system is enabled, it will begin caching information each time someone browses your website, so, as soon as enough information has been stored, you’ll see the reduced server load and the optimized overall performance of the site. Memcached is used by lots of websites, including famous portals such as Reddit, Wikipedia and Zynga, which is a proof of the efficiency of the Memcached system.