Memcached is a content caching system, which is used to accelerate the overall performance of database-powered Internet sites by caching the queries and the responses between the user and the server. To put it differently, anytime a specific page on such a site is requested, the script sends a database query to fetch the information that should be shown to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a link to open some other page, the whole process is executed again and this results in multiple database requests and high load on the server, especially if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so in case any of these pages is accessed again, the script no longer has to request any content from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more pleased visitors and they will be able to browse your site much faster. At the same time, the Memcached platform updates its cache every time any information in the database is updated, so the users will never end up seeing old data.
Memcached in Website Hosting
Memcached is available as an optional upgrade with each and every website hosting account offered by our company and if you want to use it for any script-powered Internet site that you host on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to order it in a couple of simple steps through your Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be offered the option to upgrade two separate features – the number of instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the sites that can use the Memcached memory caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several websites, you can order a number of instances. The second one has to do with the maximum amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to cache information, so for plenty of sites (or for one single resource-consuming site), you may want to order more memory for better performance. The memory is offered in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be added at any time. With Memcached, each script-powered Internet site hosted on our cloud servers will load amazingly fast.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can get Memcached as an upgrade with each of our Linux semi-dedicated servers and since it works with any script-powered web application, you can use it for every website that you host on our platform, no matter what app you have used – Mambo, WordPress or Joomla, a custom-created app, etc. You can add the upgrade through the respective section of the Hepsia 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 other words, these things define how many websites will use Memcached and the maximum amount of memory that the system will be able to use to store your content. The two features are ordered separately for more flexibility and one instance does not come bundled with a particular amount of system memory. You can make use of the Memcached system with any type of website and both you and the website visitors will quickly perceive the difference in the overall performance.
Memcached in VPS Servers
Memcached comes as standard with all VPS web hosting service that are ordered with our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension it requires in order to perform correctly is compiled when the virtual server is configured, so you can begin using the distributed memory object caching platform once your brand-new VPS server is fully ready. The system memory that the Memcached caching platform can use depends on the given Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the low-end plans, you will get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal for this platform exclusively. This will allow you to improve the overall performance of numerous sites hosted on the VPS server simultaneously and to lower the load on the machine even if you’ve got resource-hungry script-driven websites with many visitors. The Memcached platform can be used with any script – Joomla, Drupal or Mambo, or a custom-made one, and you’ll see the faster overall performance shortly after you begin using it.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
When you obtain one of our dedicated service and if you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel at signup, you’ll get the Memcached content caching platform by default and you can enable it for each site that you host on the dedicated server without upgrading or installing anything. It will start storing data as users visit your Internet site, so you’ll detect the effect of using it shortly after that. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the platform is three gigabytes and normally, the more powerful the dedicated package, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to take advantage of the platform for a large number of websites or for an extremely heavy website without compromising its efficacy. Memcached will permit you to increase the loading speed of any database-driven Internet site very quickly – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal blog, an OpenCart e-shop, etc., and to optimize the overall performance of your server.