Memcached is a caching platform, which is used to increase the speed of database-powered sites by caching the requests and the replies between the website visitor and the server. To put it simply, every time a certain page on such a site is requested, the script calls its database to get the information that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a hyperlink to go to some other web page, the whole procedure is executed again and this results in lots of database queries and high load on the server, even more so if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to request any info from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll have more gratified visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your website much faster. Moreover, Memcached updates its cache every time any info in the database is edited, so the site visitors will never wind up seeing out-of-date data.
Memcached in Shared Website Hosting
The Memcached memory caching system is offered as an optional upgrade with every shared website hosting offered by us and you’ll be able to begin using it once you activate it, since the PHP extension that it needs so as to perform properly is already present on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform. You can request the upgrade from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with every shared hosting package and a new section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of system memory, so as to give you more freedom. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites which can use Memcached, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 16 MB, specifies the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A traffic-heavy Internet site with a large-size database may need more memory to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so in case you would like to upgrade this feature, you’ll be able to do it at any given moment with a few clicks of the mouse.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you obtain any of our semi-dedicated server packages, you will find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades section of your Hepsia Control Panel, so if you would like to use it for any of the sites hosted in the semi-dedicated server hosting account, you can enable it with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. The object caching platform is ideal for any script-powered web app such as WordPress, Joomla, or even a custom-made one, and depending on your demands, you will be able to select two different features – how many Internet sites will use the Memcached platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much data will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory that the platform will employ. The two things are not bound to each other, so if you have a traffic-intensive Internet site with lots of content, you can order one instance and a larger amount of memory. The Memcached platform will increase the performance of your websites shortly after you activate it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy faster loading speeds.
Memcached in VPS Hosting
If you order a virtual private server from us, you will be able to use Memcached at no extra price, as the distributed memory caching platform comes with all virtual machines that are ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you run content-heavy websites, you’ll be able to enhance their performance with ease and the lowered load on the Virtual Private Server will enable you to keep your current Virtual Private Server package rather than migrating to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that the Memcached platform can use to cache information depends on the package that you’re using, but even with a lower-end one, you’ll get at least several hundred megabytes, which is significantly more than what you’d get with a shared plan, so the website performance boost will be considerable. You can use Memcached with any database-driven web app, irrespective of whether you have developed it on your own or you are using a ready-to-use one such as Joomla, WordPress or OpenCart.
Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting
When you purchase any of our Linux dedicated web hosting and if you select Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel during the signup process, you’ll get Memcached as standard and you can use it with each website that you host on the dedicated machine without upgrading or installing anything. It will start storing content as people access your website, so you’ll see the effects of using it soon after that. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the Memcached platform is 3 GB and normally, the more powerful the dedicated package, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to take advantage of the platform for a large number of Internet sites or for a very heavy website without weakening its efficacy. Memcached will permit you to enhance the speed of any database-driven Internet site in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress blog, an OpenCart web store, etc., and to boost the performance of your dedicated server.