Memcached is a caching platform, which is used to increase the speed of database-powered sites by caching the requests and the responses between the user and the server. To put it simply, every time a given web page on such a website is opened, the script sends a database query to fetch the info that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to go to a different page, the whole procedure is performed again and this results in plenty of database calls and excessive 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 extract any information from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more gratified visitors and they will be able to browse your website faster. Additionally, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache when any information in the database is updated, so the site visitors will never end up seeing out-of-date content.
Memcached in Shared Hosting
The Memcached distributed memory caching system is offered as an optional upgrade with every Linux shared hosting package that we’re offering and you can begin using it the moment you order it, as the PHP extension that it needs in order to perform properly is already present on our avant-garde cloud platform. You can request the upgrade via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with every shared hosting plan and a brand-new section where you can manage Memcached will appear. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the instances and the amount of memory, so as to offer you more freedom. The first one refers to the number of the websites which can use Memcached, while the second, which comes in increments of 16 megabytes, indicates the total size of the content that the system can cache. A frequently visited Internet site with a very large database may require more memory in order to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so if you wish to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any time with several clicks.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you choose to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account, you can take advantage of Memcached with ease, since the memory caching platform’s setup requires a few clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia Control Panel. The required PHP extension is pre-installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can start using Memcached as soon as you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You will be able to select how many sites can use it and how much info can be cached, in other words – there are two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the amount of memory. You can get more of both, so if one of your sites becomes very popular, for instance, you can always add more memory to it. Our system is exceptionally flexible in this regard and we don’t bind a given number of instances to a fixed amount of system memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached platform to increase the loading speed of any script-powered site, including those based on popular web-based applications, such as Joomla or WordPress.
Memcached in VPS
You will get Memcached with any of the virtual private server plans that we’re offering when you select Hepsia as your Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the caching platform via the Control Panel section with the very same name. The activation requires a few clicks of the mouse and you’ll see the difference in the overall performance of your websites almost immediately. The amount of memory that Memcached can take advantage of to store information depends on the given VPS hosting plan that you have selected, but at any rate it will not be less than several hundred megabytes, which is quite enough even for multiple traffic-hungry Internet sites. You can use the Memcached platform with Internet sites based on Joomla, WordPress or any other web application and lower the load on your VPS server, which will allow you to continue using the current VPS hosting package instead of upgrading to a more powerful one, as you will simply not need it. Memcached is already being used by famous websites like Reddit, Zynga and Wikipedia, which proves its efficiency.
Memcached in Dedicated Hosting
When you order any of our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages and if you choose Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel at signup, you will get the Memcached data caching platform as standard and you can use it with any site that you host on your server without installing or upgrading anything. It will start caching info as people open your website, so you’ll detect the effect of using it soon thereafter. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the caching platform is 3 gigabytes and normally, the more powerful the package, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to take advantage of the caching platform for multiple sites or for a very popular Internet site without compromising its efficiency. The Memcached caching platform will allow you to accelerate any database-powered site very quickly – a Joomla portal, a WordPress weblog, an OpenCart e-shop, etcetera, and to boost the overall performance of your dedicated server.