Memcached is a content caching platform, which is used to optimize the speed of database-driven websites by caching the requests and the responses between the user and the server. In other words, every time a certain web page on such a site is visited, the script sends a database query to request the info that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks on a hyperlink to go to some other page, the entire process is executed again and this results in a lot of database queries and high server load, especially if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is accessed again, the script no longer has to call any data from the database, since everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more happy visitors and they will be able to navigate through your site much faster. Plus, Memcached updates its cache every time any content in the database is changed, so the site visitors will never wind up seeing old data.
Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting
Memcached is offered as an optional upgrade with each cloud web hosting account that we are offering and in case you’d like to use it for any script-powered site that you host on our avant-garde cloud website hosting platform, you’ll be able to order it in several easy steps via your Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be given the option to upgrade two separate things – the number of instances and the memory. The first one is related to the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached object caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several websites, you can order a handful of instances. The second one refers to the total amount of memory that Memcached will be permitted to use to cache data, so for many sites (or for one resource-hungry site), you’d better order more memory for better performance. The memory comes in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be ordered every time you need it. With Memcached, every script-based site hosted on our servers will load amazingly fast.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you purchase any of our semi-dedicated server packages, you’ll find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you’d like to use it for any of the Internet sites hosted in the account, you can enable it with only a few mouse clicks. The distributed memory object caching platform is suitable for any script-based application such as Joomla, WordPress, or even a custom-developed app, and based on your needs, you will be able to select two different things – how many sites will use the Memcached platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much content will be stored, i.e. the amount of memory that the platform will use. The two things are not bound to each other, so if you own a frequently visited website with lots of data, you can order one instance and a large amount of memory. The Memcached platform will enhance the performance of your Internet sites soon after you activate it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy faster load times.
Memcached in VPS Hosting
Memcached is available as standard with all Linux VPS hosting packages ordered with our custom Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension it needs to work properly is compiled when the server is set up, so you can start using the content caching platform once your brand new virtual server is completely operational. The system memory that the Memcached platform can employ depends on the given plan, but even with the less powerful plans, several hundred megabytes will be at your disposal for this platform exclusively. This will permit you to boost the overall performance of numerous websites hosted on the VPS at the same time and to reduce the load on the virtual machine even if you have frequently visited script-driven web pages with plenty of visitors. The Memcached platform can be used with any script – Joomla, Drupal or Mambo, or a custom-made one, and you’ll distinguish the better overall performance soon after you start using it.
Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting
If you get one of our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages and if you choose Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel at signup, you’ll get the Memcached caching platform by default and you can use it with each website that you host on the dedicated server without installing or upgrading anything. It will begin storing info as people open your site, so you will detect the effect of using it shortly thereafter. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the Memcached caching platform is 3 gigabytes and naturally, the more powerful the package, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will allow you to take advantage of the platform for multiple websites or for an extremely heavy website without compromising its effectiveness. The Memcached caching platform will allow you to increase the loading speed of any database-powered website very quickly – a Joomla portal, a WordPress weblog, an OpenCart e-shop, etcetera, and to enhance the performance of your dedicated server.