Memcached is a caching platform, which is used to optimize the load speed of database-powered websites by caching the requests and the replies between the visitor and the server. To put it differently, every time a specific page on such a site is visited, the script connects to its database to fetch the info that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a link to open some other page, the whole procedure is carried out again and this results in a lot of database requests and higher server load, even more so if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is opened again, the script no longer has to pull any info from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall speed of your site will increase and you will enjoy more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your site much faster. At the same time, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache whenever any info in the database is updated, so the visitors will never end up seeing old content.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
The Memcached content caching system is offered as an optional upgrade with every Linux cloud hosting offered by our company and you’ll be able to begin using it once you enable it, since the PHP extension that it needs in order to perform correctly is already available on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform. You can request the upgrade via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with each shared web hosting package and a new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the number of instances and the memory, so as to offer you more flexibility. The first one shows the number of the websites which can use Memcached, while the second, which comes in increments of 16 megabytes, defines the total size of the content that the system can cache. A regularly visited website with a very large database may require more memory to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so in case you want to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any given point with a few clicks of the mouse.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you decide to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to take advantage of Memcached with ease, since the content caching platform’s activation takes a couple of mouse clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The required PHP extension is pre-installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can begin using the Memcached platform as soon as you add it to your account. You’ll be able to choose how many Internet sites can use it and how much information it will cache, i.e. there are two separate upgradable features – the instances and the system memory. You can get more of both, so if one of your sites becomes extremely busy, for instance, you can always add more memory to it. Our system is truly flexible in this regard and we don’t bind a specific number of instances to a pre-defined amount of memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached platform to improve the speed of any script-powered site, including those based on popular web-based apps, such as Joomla or WordPress.
Memcached in VPS Servers
Memcached is offered by default with each VPS server offered by our company on the condition that you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel, so you won’t have to pay anything extra to be able to take advantage of the full capacity of this distributed memory object caching system. The more powerful Virtual Private Server plan you pick, the more system memory Memcached will have for information storage purposes, but you will have at least several hundred MB at all times, which is much more than what you’d get with a shared plan. This will enable you to use the Memcached system for multiple websites, irrespective of how popular they are, which in turn means that you can use a lower-end package for them without overloading your server. The caching system is suitable for script-powered web apps such as WordPress, OpenCart, Joomla or Mambo, and you can use it even with a custom-made app. Soon after you activate the Memcached caching system, it will begin storing information and you’ll observe the enhanced performance of your websites.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Each dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can start using this distributed memory caching system as soon as your server is configured, without the need to upgrade or activate anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use depends on the server that you have picked, but since our servers are pretty powerful and due to the fact that it’s likely that you’ll host resource-heavy Internet sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use will be 3 gigabytes. This will allow you to optimize the overall performance of very large websites without effort and you will notice the difference soon after Memcached begins caching database calls. You can take advantage of the system with any database-driven portal, including those that are based on popular Content Management Systems like WordPress and Joomla.