Memcached is a distributed memory object caching system, which is used to optimize the speed of database-powered sites by caching the queries and the replies between the user and the server. Put simply, anytime a specific page on such a website is opened, the script sends a query to its database to fetch the info that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a link to go to some other web page, the entire operation is performed again and this results in a lot of database requests and higher server load, particularly if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer has to call any info from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall speed of your website will increase and you’ll get more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your website faster. Also, Memcached "refreshes" its cache if any information in the database is changed, so the visitors will never see outdated content.
Memcached in Shared Web Hosting
You can make use of Memcached with all Linux shared web hosting that we’re offering. It is offered as an optional upgrade, which you can enable with just a few clicks of the mouse via your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It requires an extension, which is already installed on our cloud hosting platform, so you can begin using Memcached as soon as you add it. The upgrade is divided into two parts, which will give you more freedom depending on the sites that you wish to use it for. The first one concerns the number of the Internet sites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the ‘instances’, while the second one refers to the memory, i.e. to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can add more memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you’ve ordered, the more content will be cached, which may be a rather good idea for frequently visited sites with large-size databases and a lot of users. Thus, you can boost the performance of any script-based Internet site hosted on our servers without efforts.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you order one of our semi-dedicated server packages, you will 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 the semi-dedicated server hosting account, you can add it with only a few clicks of the mouse. The memory caching platform is suitable for any script-powered web application like Joomla, WordPress, or even an in-house built app, and based on your demands, you will be able to choose two different things – how many Internet sites will use Memcached, in other words – the number of instances; and how much data will be stored, in other words – the amount of memory that the platform will employ. The two features are not bound to each other, so if you’ve got a traffic-heavy Internet site with a lot of content, you can get one instance and a large amount of system memory. The Memcached platform will improve the performance of your Internet sites shortly after you activate it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy much faster load times.
Memcached in VPS Web Hosting
If you get a virtual private server from us, you will be able to use Memcached at no additional fee, as the platform comes with all VPS servers ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. Even if you’ve got data-heavy Internet sites, you will be able to accelerate their performance without any effort and the reduced server load will permit you to keep your current VPS plan instead of upgrading to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that the Memcached platform can use to store information depends on the package that you’re using, but even with a lower-end one, you’ll get at least several hundred MB, which is significantly more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared hosting package, so the website performance boost will be considerable. You can take advantage of Memcached with any database-driven web application, irrespective of whether you have developed it on your own or you’re using a ready-made one like WordPress, Joomla or OpenCart.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting
Each dedicated server that’s ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can begin using the object caching system as soon as the server is completely ready, without the need to upgrade or activate anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use depends on the server that you have selected, but since our servers are incredibly powerful and considering the fact that it is likely that you will host resource-demanding sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use will be 3 GB. This will permit you to improve the overall performance of extremely heavy Internet sites without any effort and you’ll notice the difference soon after Memcached starts caching database queries. You can make full use of the system with any database-driven web portal, including those based on famous Content Management Systems such as Joomla and WordPress.