Memcached is a memory caching platform, which is used to boost the performance of database-driven Internet sites by caching the requests and the responses between the user and the server. To put it in simple terms, every time a particular page on such a website is visited, the script queries its database to fetch the information that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to go to another page, the whole procedure is repeated and this leads to plenty of database queries and high load on the server, even more so if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer has to request any data from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your website will "soar" and you will have more gratified visitors and they’ll be able to browse your site faster. Plus, the Memcached platform updates its cache every time any data in the database is edited, so the website visitors will never end up seeing old data.
Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting
You can use the Memcached caching system with all Linux cloud web hosting that we’re offering. It’s available as an optional upgrade, which you can order with just a few mouse clicks via your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It needs an extension, which is already installed on our cloud hosting platform, so you can start using the Memcached caching system the moment you add it. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts, which will offer you more freedom depending on the sites that you want to use it for. The first part concerns the number of the sites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the ‘instances’, whereas the second one refers to the memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can order more system memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you have, the more data will be cached, which may be a quite good idea for traffic-heavy sites with very large databases and a lot of concurrent visitors. Thus, you can supercharge the performance of any script-powered site hosted on our cloud servers with ease.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can add the Memcached caching platform to any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we are offering and use its full potential for any script-powered website hosted on our servers. The upgrade is offered through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can choose two things – the instances and the amount of system memory. These things define how many sites can use Memcached and the amount of memory that it will use to store your information. You can select them separately, since one instance is not linked to a specific amount of system memory, so you can use plenty of memory for a single traffic-consuming site, for example. This upgrade is available in increments of 16 MB and you can order as much memory as you wish. The platform can be used with any script-driven site irrespective of its type, including those that are based on widely used apps like Drupal, Joomla or WordPress, and lots of companies such as Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to accelerate the overall performance of their sites.
Memcached in VPS Web Hosting
Memcached comes by default with all Linux VPS web hosting that are ordered with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension it needs to perform correctly is compiled when the server is set up, so you can start using the caching platform once your brand new server is completely ready. The system memory that the Memcached caching platform can use depends on the given VPS plan, but even with the less powerful plans, you’ll get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal for this platform exclusively. This will permit you to improve the performance of multiple sites hosted on the VPS simultaneously and to reduce the load on the machine even if you run large-scale script-driven websites with plenty of viewers. Memcached can be used with any script – Mambo, Joomla or Drupal, or a custom-made script, and you’ll notice the better overall performance shortly after you start using it.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting
Memcached comes for free with all Linux dedicated servers hosting offered by us and the one and only condition is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the memory caching system for any database-driven site, including those based on famous software apps – for example, a WordPress blog or a Joomla-powered community web portal. Each dedicated server is tied to a specific amount of memory that the Memcached system can employ, but the minimum you’ll get is 3 GB, which is quite enough to enhance the loading speed of extremely popular sites immensely, since this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached content. The system will begin storing data once it’s activated, so shortly thereafter, you’ll distinguish the optimized overall performance of your Internet sites and the reduced load on the dedicated machine. Many Internet sites use Memcached to enhance their efficacy, among them famous ones such as Reddit and Wikipedia.