Memcached is a content caching system, which is used to boost the loading speed of database-powered Internet sites by caching the requests and the replies between the website visitor and the server. To put it in simple terms, anytime a certain page on such a website is visited, the script calls its database to fetch the info that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to go to some other page, the entire operation is repeated and this generates multiple database calls and high server load, especially if the website has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to fetch any information from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more gratified visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your site much faster. Besides, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache whenever any information in the database is edited, so the visitors will never end up seeing old content.
Memcached in Shared Website Hosting
The Memcached memory caching system is offered as an optional upgrade with every shared website hosting that we offer and you will be able to start using it as soon as you enable it, as the extension that it requires in order to function correctly is already present on our avant-garde cloud hosting platform. You can request the upgrade via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each shared web hosting package and a brand-new section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the number of instances and the memory, so as to give you more flexibility. The first one refers to the number of the sites that can use the Memcached caching system, while the second one, which is available in increments of 16 megabytes, determines the maximum size of the content that can be cached by the system. A popular website with a very large database may need more memory to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so in case you would like to upgrade this feature, you’ll be able to do it at any moment with several clicks of the mouse.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can get the Memcached distributed memory caching system as an upgrade with all our semi-dedicated packages and since it works with any script-based software application, you can use it for each Internet site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, irrespective of what app you have used – Mambo, Joomla or WordPress, a custom-created one, etc. You can request the upgrade through the respective section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated account, and you can select two different features – the instances and the amount of memory that they will use. In simple terms, these things define the number of the Internet sites that will use the Memcached caching system and the maximum amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to store your content. The two things are ordered independently for more flexibility and one instance does not come bundled with a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached system with any sort of site and both you and your website visitors will swiftly perceive the difference in the overall performance.
Memcached in VPS Hosting
Memcached is available as standard with all VPS hosting packages that are ordered with our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension it needs to work properly is compiled when the VPS is configured, so you can start using the data caching platform as soon as your brand new VPS is fully operational. The system memory that the Memcached platform can use depends on the particular plan, but even with the low-end plans, you will get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal only for this platform. This will permit you to optimize the overall performance of numerous sites hosted on the VPS server at the same time and to reduce the load on the virtual machine even if you manage traffic-hungry script-driven sites with lots of users. The platform can be used with any script – Drupal, Joomla or Mambo, or a custom-built script, and you’ll distinguish the faster overall performance shortly after you begin using it.
Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting
If you purchase any of our Linux dedicated web hosting and if you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel at signup, you’ll get Memcached as standard and you can activate it for any website that you host on the dedicated machine without installing or upgrading anything. It will begin caching info as people visit your website, so you will see the results of using it soon thereafter. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the platform is three gigabytes and normally, the more powerful the plan, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will allow you to take advantage of the platform for many Internet sites or for an extremely busy Internet site without weakening its effectiveness. The Memcached caching platform will permit you to accelerate the loading speed of any database-driven Internet site in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress online journal, an OpenCart e-store, etc., and to improve the performance of your dedicated server.