Memcached is a distributed memory object caching platform, which is used to improve the speed of database-powered websites by caching the queries and the replies between the user and the server. To put it differently, every time a particular web page on such a site is visited, the script sends a query to its database to fetch the information that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a hyperlink to open some other page, the entire procedure is executed again and this generates plenty of database queries and higher server load, even more so if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer has to request any content from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your site will increase and you’ll have more gratified visitors and they will be able to browse your site much faster. What’s more, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache if any content in the database is changed, so the website visitors will never wind up seeing outdated data.
Memcached in Web Hosting
Memcached is available as an upgrade with each and every web hosting account offered by our company and in case you would like to use it for any script-driven Internet site that you host on our avant-garde cloud platform, you will be able to add it in a few simple steps through your Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be given the option to upgrade two different things – the instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the websites that can use the Memcached distributed memory object caching system simultaneously, so if you need it for several Internet sites, you can get a number of instances. The second one refers to the maximum amount of memory that Memcached will be allowed to use in order to cache info, so for lots of websites (or for one single resource-demanding site), you’d better order more memory for better results. The memory is available in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be added at any time. With Memcached, any script-based Internet site hosted on our servers will load blazing-fast.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you get any of our semi-dedicated server plans, you’ll find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades part of your Hepsia Control Panel, so if you’d like to use it for any of the Internet sites hosted in your semi-dedicated account, you can add it with only a couple of clicks. The data caching platform is perfect for any script-based web app like Joomla, WordPress, or even a custom-built one, and depending on your necessities, you will be able to choose two different things – how many Internet sites will use Memcached, i.e. the number of instances; and how much content will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory that the platform will employ. The two things are not tied to each other, so if you run a high-demand website with lots of data, you can order one instance and a larger amount of system memory. The Memcached platform will boost the overall performance of your sites shortly after you enable it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy better load speeds.
Memcached in VPS Servers
Memcached is available by default with all VPS web hosting plans ordered with our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel. The extension it needs so as to function correctly is compiled when the virtual server is set up, so you can begin using the memory caching platform the moment your new VPS server is fully operational. The memory that Memcached can use depends on the particular VPS plan, but even with the less powerful ones, several hundred megabytes will be at your disposal only for this platform. This will allow you to optimize the overall performance of numerous websites hosted on the VPS simultaneously and to decrease the load on the machine even if you run resource-intensive script-based online portals with many viewers. The caching platform can be used with any script – Joomla, Drupal or Mambo, or a custom one, and you’ll distinguish the faster performance shortly after you start using it.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Memcached comes free of charge with all dedicated web hosting plans that we’re offering and the sole condition is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the distributed memory object caching system for any database-powered site, including those that are based on popular applications – for instance, a WordPress personal blog or a Joomla-powered community site. Each dedicated machine is tied to a given amount of system memory that the Memcached caching system can employ, but the minimum you will get is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough to speed up extremely busy websites noticeably, as this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached info. The system will start storing information once it is enabled, so soon after that, you’ll notice the improved performance of your sites and the decreased load. Many Internet sites use the Memcached system to boost their effectiveness, among them famous ones like Reddit and Wikipedia.