Memcached is a data caching platform, which is used to boost the performance of database-driven Internet sites by caching the calls and the responses between the website visitor and the server. Put simply, every time a specific web page on such a website is requested, the script calls its database to get the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks on a link to visit another page, the entire process is performed again and this leads to multiple database calls and higher server load, even more so if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is opened again, the script no longer has to fetch any information from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll get more gratified visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your website much faster. What’s more, Memcached updates its cache when any data in the database is updated, so the site visitors will never see outdated data.
Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting
Memcached is offered as an optional upgrade with each cloud website hosting account that we are offering and in case you would like to use it for any script-powered Internet site that you host on our avant-garde cloud web hosting platform, you’ll be able to activate it in a couple of simple steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you’ll get the option to upgrade two separate features – the number of instances and the memory. The first one has to do with the number of the sites that can use the Memcached data caching system simultaneously, so if you need it for several sites, you can order a number of instances. The second one refers to the total amount of memory that Memcached will be allowed to use to cache info, so for lots of websites (or for one traffic-intensive site), you should order more memory for improved performance. The memory comes in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be added every time you need it. With the Memcached caching system, any script-driven website hosted on our cloud servers will open unbelievably fast.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you obtain one of our semi-dedicated server packages, you’ll find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades part of the Hepsia Control Panel, so if you wish to use it for any of the websites hosted in your semi-dedicated server hosting account, you can enable it with just a couple of clicks. The content caching platform is suitable for any script-powered application like Joomla, WordPress, or even a custom application, and depending on your demands, you will be able to choose two separate things – how many websites will use the Memcached platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much info will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory that the platform will use. The two things are not tied to each other, so if you own a high-demand website with lots of data, you can get one instance and a larger amount of system memory. The Memcached caching platform will optimize the overall performance of your sites shortly after you enable it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy faster loading speeds.
Memcached in VPS Hosting
Memcached is available as standard with all Linux VPS hosting that are ordered with our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension it needs to work correctly is compiled when the virtual server is set up, so you can start using the distributed memory object caching platform the moment your brand new virtual server is completely operational. The memory that Memcached can employ depends on the given plan, but even with the lower-end plans, you’ll get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal for this platform exclusively. This will allow you to enhance the overall performance of numerous websites hosted on the Virtual Private Server simultaneously and to lower the load on the virtual machine even if you manage traffic-hungry script-powered websites with multiple visitors. The caching platform can be used with any script – Joomla, Drupal or Mambo, or a custom-developed one, and you’ll detect the faster performance soon after you start using it.
Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting
Each dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can start using this data caching system once your server is fully ready, without needing to activate or upgrade anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the server that you’ve chosen, but since our servers are astonishingly powerful and given the fact that it’s likely that you will host resource-intensive websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use will be 3 gigabytes. This will enable you to increase the overall performance of extremely large Internet sites without any effort and you will observe the difference shortly after Memcached starts caching database requests. You can make use of the Memcached caching system with any database-driven web portal, including those based on famous CMSs such as Joomla and WordPress.