Memcached is a distributed memory caching system, which is used to supercharge the overall performance of database-powered sites by caching the queries and the responses between the website visitor and the server. Simply put, every time a specific page on such a website is accessed, the script calls its database to request the info that should be displayed to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to go to a different page, the entire procedure is executed again and this results in lots of database calls and excessive load on the server, even more so if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to cull any information from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall speed of your website will increase and you’ll enjoy more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your website much faster. In addition, the Memcached platform updates its cache when any data in the database is modified, so the site users will never see outdated content.
Memcached in Shared Website Hosting
The Memcached object caching system is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every shared website hosting plan that we are offering and you can begin using it once you order it, as the PHP extension that it requires in order to perform correctly is pre-installed on our avant-garde cloud platform. You can order the upgrade via the Hepsia Control Panel, which is available with every shared web hosting plan and a brand-new section where you can manage Memcached will appear. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the instances and the amount of system memory, so as to give you more flexibility. The first one shows the number of the Internet sites which can use the Memcached caching system, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 16 megabytes, defines the total size of the content that the system can cache. A heavy-traffic Internet site with a large-size database may need more memory so as to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so if you’d like to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any given moment with a couple of clicks.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can get the Memcached memory caching system as an upgrade with all our semi-dedicated plans and since it works with any script-based app, you can use it for every website that you host on our servers, no matter what application you have used – WordPress, Joomla or Mambo, a custom-developed one, etc. You can order the upgrade from the respective section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated server account, and you can choose two different features – the instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. To put it simply, these things indicate the number of the websites that will use the Memcached system and the amount of memory that the system will be able to use to store your information. The two things are ordered separately for more freedom and one instance does not come bundled with a fixed amount of system memory. You can take full advantage of Memcached with any sort of site and both you and your website visitors will swiftly detect the difference in the overall performance.
Memcached in VPS Servers
Memcached comes by default with each and every VPS server that we offer as long as you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel, so you will not have to pay any extra cash to be able to use the full power of this data caching system. The more powerful VPS plan you pick, the more memory Memcached will have for content caching purposes, but you’ll have at least several hundred MB all the time, which is much more than what you would get with a shared package. This will permit you to use Memcached for lots of websites, irrespective of how large they are, which in turn goes to say that you can use a less powerful plan for them without overloading the Virtual Private Server. The Memcached caching system is excellent for script-based apps such as WordPress, OpenCart, Joomla or Mambo, and you can use it even with a custom app. Shortly after you enable the Memcached system, it will start caching information and you will observe the optimized performance of your sites.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
You can take advantage of the full potential of Memcached with each dedicated server that we’re offering if you select Hepsia as your Control Panel. A special section in it is dedicated to the distributed memory object caching system and you can start using Memcached for any Internet site hosted on the machine with only several clicks. You can improve the overall performance of any site, no matter what script-based app you’re using or how busy the Internet site is, since the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to employ is 3 GB and this amount increases considerably with the more powerful dedicated servers. Soon after the caching system is enabled, it will begin caching data every time somebody accesses your site, so, once sufficient data has been stored, you’ll detect the lowered load on your server and the improved overall performance of the site. The Memcached system is used by a lot of sites, including famous portals such as Reddit, Wikipedia and Zynga, which proves the efficiency of the caching system.