Memcached is a distributed memory object caching system, which is used to optimize the overall performance of database-driven sites by caching the calls and the responses between the website visitor and the server. Simply put, anytime a particular web page on such a site is requested, the script calls its database to request the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks on a hyperlink to open some other web page, the entire operation is carried out again and this generates lots of database calls and higher server load, especially if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer has to call any information from the database, since everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more satisfied visitors and they will be able to navigate through your site faster. Additionally, the Memcached platform updates its cache every time any info in the database is updated, so the website users will never see outdated data.
Memcached in Website Hosting
Memcached is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every website hosting package that we offer and in case you wish to use it for any script-based Internet site that you host on our avant-garde cloud platform, you will be able to order it in several easy steps via your Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you will get the option to upgrade two separate things – the instances and the system memory. The first one has to do with the number of the sites that can use the Memcached content caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several Internet sites, you can get a number of instances. The second one refers to the total amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to cache information, so for numerous websites (or for one traffic-hungry site), you should order more memory for improved performance. The memory comes in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be added at any point. With the Memcached caching system, each script-driven Internet site hosted on our servers will open amazingly fast.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you order one of our semi-dedicated server plans, you will find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you wish to use it for any of the websites hosted in the semi-dedicated account, you can add it with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. The distributed memory object caching platform is perfect for any script-powered application such as WordPress, Joomla, or even a custom-made one, and based on your demands, you’ll be able to choose two separate features – how many websites will use the Memcached platform, in other words – the number of instances; and how much info will be stored, i.e. the amount of system memory that the platform will use. The two features are not bound to each other, so if you’ve got a traffic-consuming Internet site with lots of data, you can order one instance and a large amount of memory. The Memcached caching platform will optimize the performance of your websites soon after you enable it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy much faster loading times.
Memcached in VPS
If you get a virtual private server from us, you will be able to use Memcached at no additional charge, as the distributed memory object caching platform is available with all servers ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. Even if you’ve got resource-heavy Internet sites, you can boost their performance with ease and the lowered load on the Virtual Private Server will allow you to continue using your current VPS hosting package instead of migrating to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that the Memcached caching platform can use to store info depends on the plan that you’re using, but even with a low-end one, you will have no less than several hundred MB, which is significantly more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared web hosting plan, so the website performance boost will be noticeable. You can take advantage of the Memcached platform with any database-driven application, irrespective of whether you have created it yourself or you are using a ready-to-use one like WordPress, OpenCart or Joomla.
Memcached in Dedicated Hosting
You can use the full potential of Memcached with each and every dedicated server that we offer if you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel. A special Control Panel section is dedicated to the distributed memory object caching system and you can begin using Memcached for any site hosted on the dedicated server with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. You can enhance the performance of any Internet site, no matter what script-driven software application you rely on or how busy the Internet site is, as the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 gigabytes and this amount increases substantially with the higher-end dedicated servers. Shortly after the caching system is enabled, it will start caching data anytime somebody browses your site, so, once sufficient information has been stored, you’ll detect the decreased load on your server and the improved overall performance of your site. The Memcached caching system is being used by a lot of websites, among them famous portals like Reddit, Wikipedia and Zynga, which verifies the effectiveness of the caching system.