Memcached is a distributed memory caching platform, which is used to optimize the loading speed of database-powered sites by caching the requests and the responses between the visitor and the server. To put it differently, every time a particular page on such a website is visited, the script sends a database query to get the information that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to go to some other web page, the whole procedure is performed again and this generates multiple database queries and high server load, especially if the website has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is accessed again, the script no longer needs to call any information from the database, since everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall speed of your website will increase and you will enjoy more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to browse your site faster. Plus, Memcached "refreshes" its cache if any data in the database is changed, so the users will never see outdated data.
Memcached in Shared Web Hosting
The Memcached data caching system is available as an optional upgrade with each and every shared web hosting that we offer and you can begin using it the moment you activate it, since the extension that it requires in order to work correctly is already present on our avant-garde cloud web hosting platform. You can order the upgrade through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every shared hosting package and a new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the instances and the system memory, so as to offer you more freedom. The first one shows the number of the sites which can use Memcached, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 16 MB, defines the total size of the content that the system can cache. A traffic-heavy Internet site with a very large database may require more memory to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so in case you’d like to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any given time with a few clicks of the mouse.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can get the Memcached caching system as an upgrade with each of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans and since it works with any script-based web app, you can use it for each website that you host on our servers, irrespective of what app you have used – Mambo, Joomla or WordPress, a custom-created app, etc. You can request the upgrade via the corresponding section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated server account, and you can choose two different features – the instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. In other words, these things specify the number of the websites that will use the Memcached caching system and the total amount of system memory that the system will be able to use to cache your information. The two features are offered separately for more freedom and one instance does not come with a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can use Memcached with any type of site and both you and the visitors will swiftly detect the difference in the overall performance.
Memcached in VPS Servers
If you order a VPS server from us, you will be able to use Memcached at no extra charge, as the caching platform comes with all Virtual Private Servers that are ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you own traffic-intensive websites, you’ll be able to optimize their performance with no effort and the decreased load on your Virtual Private Server will permit you to continue using your current Virtual Private Server hosting package rather than switching to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use to store information depends on the plan that you are using, but even with a low-end one, you will get no less than several hundred megabytes, which is significantly more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared package, so the website performance boost will be incredible. You can take advantage of the Memcached platform with any database-driven web application, no matter if you’ve set it up on your own or you are using a ready-for-use one such as Joomla, OpenCart or WordPress.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Each dedicated server that is ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can start using the memory caching system the moment the dedicated server is assembled, without having to activate or upgrade anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can use depends on the server that you have selected, but as our servers are quite powerful and due to the fact that it’s likely that you will host resource-requiring websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use is 3 GB. This will enable you to improve the overall performance of very large Internet sites with no effort and you will see the difference shortly after Memcached starts caching database queries. You can make full use of the caching system with any database-powered web portal, including those based on popular Content Management Systems such as Joomla and WordPress.