Memcached is an object caching system, which is used to improve the overall performance of database-driven Internet sites by caching the requests and the responses between the website visitor and the server. In simple terms, anytime a given page on such a site is requested, the script sends a database query to fetch the info that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a link to go to a different page, the whole operation is repeated and this leads to lots of database calls and excessive server load, even more so if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case any of these pages is accessed again, the script no longer needs to cull any data from the database, since everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall speed of your site will increase and you’ll get more gratified visitors and they will be able to surf through your website much faster. Moreover, Memcached updates its cache when any info in the database is updated, so the site visitors will never end up seeing out-of-date data.
Memcached in Shared Hosting
The Memcached memory caching system comes as an upgrade with each shared package that we are offering and you’ll be able to start using it the moment you order it, as the PHP extension that it needs in order to function correctly is already installed on our innovative cloud platform. You can order the upgrade from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes bundled with each and every plan and a new Control Panel section where you can manage Memcached will appear. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of memory, so as to give you more versatility. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached caching system, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 16 MB, specifies the maximum size of the content that the system can cache. A regularly visited site with a large-size database may need more memory so as to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so if you need to upgrade this feature, you’ll be able to do it at any given time with several clicks.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you choose to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you can take advantage of Memcached easily, as the platform’s activation requires a couple of clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension that is required is already installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can begin using the Memcached platform the moment you add it to your account. You’ll be able to select how many websites can use it and how much content it will cache, i.e. there’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the system memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your websites becomes very busy, for example, you can always order more memory. Our system is really flexible in this regard and we do not bind a given number of instances to a pre-defined amount of memory. You can take advantage of Memcached to increase the speed of any script-driven website, including those based on widely used software apps, such as WordPress or Joomla.
Memcached in VPS
You’ll get Memcached with any of the virtual private server packages offered by our company when you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel and you will be able to activate the platform through the section with the same name. The setup requires several mouse clicks and you will see the difference in the performance of your Internet sites almost instantly. The amount of system memory that Memcached can take advantage of to store content depends on the particular VPS hosting package that you have chosen, but in any case it will be at least several hundred MB, which is more than enough even for multiple traffic-consuming sites. You can use Memcached with websites powered by Joomla, WordPress or any other software app and lower the load on your Virtual Private Server, which will permit you to keep using the current plan rather than moving to a more powerful one, as you simply won’t need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by popular websites such as Reddit, Zynga and Wikipedia, which verifies its efficiency.
Memcached in Dedicated Hosting
If you obtain any of our dedicated servers hosting packages and if you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel during the signup procedure, you will get the Memcached memory caching platform by default and you can use it with any site that you host on the dedicated server without installing or upgrading anything. It will begin caching data as people open your site, so you will notice the result of using it shortly thereafter. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the platform is 3 GB and naturally, the more powerful the dedicated package, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will permit you to take advantage of the caching platform for plenty of Internet sites or for an extremely heavy site without compromising its effectiveness. The Memcached caching platform will allow you to enhance the speed of any database-driven website in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress blog, an OpenCart e-shop, etcetera, and to boost the overall performance of your server.