Memcached is a distributed memory caching platform, which is used to optimize the performance of database-powered Internet sites by caching the queries and the responses between the website visitor and the server. In simple terms, every time a given web page on such a website is requested, the script sends a query to its database to get the information that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to open a different web page, the whole procedure is performed again and this leads to multiple database requests and higher server load, particularly if the website has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is accessed again, the script no longer has to request any data from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your website will increase and you will get more happy visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your website much faster. Additionally, Memcached updates its cache if any content in the database is altered, so the site users will never end up seeing out-of-date data.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
When you host script-powered sites in a cloud hosting account with our company, you will be able to add the Memcached object caching system to your web hosting plan with only a few clicks of the mouse from your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantaneously and, since the extension needed for it is already installed on our leading-edge cloud platform, you can start using it straight away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many Internet sites will use Memcached) and to the memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and you can add memory as many times as you like. Logically, the more memory Memcached is permitted to use, the more data it will cache, so in case you manage a high-traffic site with a lot of data, you may need more memory to be able to take advantage of the power that Memcached can give you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can add the Memcached content caching platform to any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages offered by our company and use its full capacity for any script-powered Internet site hosted by us. The upgrade is offered through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can select two features – the number of instances and the amount of memory. These things define the number of the sites that can use Memcached and how much memory it will use to store your info. You can select them independently, since one instance is not linked to a particular amount of memory, so you can use a lot of memory for a single resource-intensive site, for example. This feature is available in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order as much memory as you need. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-powered website irrespective of its type, including those based on widely used apps like WordPress, Drupal or Joomla, and lots of companies like Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to accelerate the overall performance of their sites.
Memcached in VPS Hosting
If you get a virtual private server from us, you will be able to use Memcached at no extra fee, as the caching platform comes with all virtual servers that are ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you’ve got large-sized websites, you’ll be able to boost their overall performance without any effort and the decreased load on your server will allow you to keep your current Virtual Private Server hosting plan rather than switching to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that the Memcached caching platform can use to cache data depends on the plan that you’re using, but even with a low-end one, you will have at least several hundred MB, which is significantly more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared hosting package, so the website performance boost will be incredible. You can use the Memcached platform with any database-driven app, regardless of whether you have written it yourself or you are using a ready-for-use one such as WordPress, OpenCart or Joomla.
Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting
When you acquire one of our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages and if you pick Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel during the signup process, you will get the Memcached memory caching platform as standard and you can use it with any website that you host on your dedicated server without installing or upgrading anything. It will begin caching info as people visit your Internet site, so you’ll see the effect of using it shortly after that. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the Memcached platform is three gigabytes and normally, the more powerful the plan, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will permit you to use the caching platform for a large number of sites or for an extremely heavy website without weakening its efficiency. Memcached will permit you to increase the speed of any database-powered Internet site in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress weblog, an OpenCart e-store, etc., and to enhance the overall performance of your dedicated machine.