Memcached is a content caching platform, which is used to accelerate the overall performance of database-driven Internet sites by caching the requests and the responses between the visitor and the server. To put it in simple terms, every time a specific page on such a website is accessed, the script calls its database to get the info that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to go to some other web page, the whole operation is carried out again and this leads to plenty of database calls and higher load on the server, particularly if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer needs to cull any info from the database, since everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more happy visitors and they will be able to navigate through your website much faster. Also, the Memcached platform updates its cache every time any info in the database is edited, so the users will never see old data.
Memcached in Shared Web Hosting
The Memcached distributed memory caching system comes as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux shared web hosting offered by our company and you will be able to begin using it as soon as you enable it, since the PHP extension that it needs so as to perform correctly is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform. You can request the upgrade via the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with every hosting package and a brand new Control Panel section where you can manage Memcached will show up. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the number of instances and the memory, so as to offer you more flexibility. The first one refers to the number of the websites which can use the Memcached caching system, while the second, which is offered in increments of 16 megabytes, defines the total size of the content that the system can cache. A regularly visited website with a very large database may need more memory in order to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so in case you need to upgrade this service, you will be able to do it at any moment with a few clicks.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can add the Memcached data caching platform to any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting offered by our company and make use of its full potential for any script-powered website hosted on our servers. The upgrade is offered through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can choose two things – the number of instances and the system memory. These things define the number of the websites that can use the Memcached caching platform and how much system memory it will use to cache your content. You can choose them independently, since a given instance is not bound to a particular amount of system memory, so you can use lots of memory for a single resource-intensive website, for instance. This upgrade is offered in increments of 16 MB and you can get as much memory as you like. The platform can be used with any script-powered site irrespective of its nature, including those based on widespread software apps like WordPress, Joomla or Drupal, and plenty of companies like Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to enhance the loading speed of their websites.
Memcached in VPS
When you order a virtual private server from us, you will be able to use Memcached at no additional charge, as the distributed memory caching platform is available with all VPSs ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. Even if you manage busy Internet sites, you will be able to increase their performance with no effort and the decreased load on your virtual machine will permit you to keep your current package instead of moving to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that the Memcached platform can use to store data depends on the package that you are using, but even with a lower-end one, you will get at least several hundred megabytes, which is significantly more than what you’d get with a shared web hosting package, so the website performance boost will be significant. You can use Memcached with any database-driven app, regardless of whether you have set it up yourself or you’re using a ready-for-use one like WordPress, OpenCart or Joomla.
Memcached in Dedicated Hosting
Memcached is available for free with all Linux dedicated hosting that we’re offering and the only condition is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the data caching system for any database-powered website, including those that are based on popular web-based applications – for instance, a WordPress personal weblog or a Joomla-powered social networking site. Each dedicated server is tied to a different amount of memory that the Memcached caching system can use, but the minimum you’ll get is 3 gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to accelerate the speed of very heavy sites noticeably, since this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached information. The Memcached system will start storing content the moment it’s activated, so shortly thereafter, you will distinguish the optimized overall performance of your sites and the decreased server load. Lots of websites use the Memcached system to enhance their effectiveness, including famous ones like Wikipedia and Reddit.