Memcached is a caching system, which is used to increase the load speed of database-driven websites by caching the requests and the responses between the website visitor and the server. To put it in simple terms, every time a given web page on such a site is accessed, the script queries its database to request the info that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to open some other web page, the entire operation is performed again and this generates plenty of database requests and higher server load, especially if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to fetch any content from the database, since everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your site will "soar" and you will have more satisfied visitors and they will be able to surf through your website faster. What’s more, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache when any info in the database is altered, so the users will never wind up seeing outdated data.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
When you host script-based websites in a cloud hosting account with our company, you can add the Memcached data caching system to your shared hosting plan with just a couple of mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantly and, since the required extension is pre-installed on our innovative cloud platform, you can start using it straight away. To give you more versatility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many websites will use Memcached) and to the amount of system memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 megabytes and you can add memory whenever you wish. Naturally, the more memory Memcached is allowed to use, the more content it will cache, so if you manage a resource-hungry site with lots of content, you may need more memory so as to be able to take advantage of the power that Memcached can offer you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you decide to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you can take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, as the data caching platform’s setup takes a couple of mouse clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension that it requires is pre-installed on our servers, so you can begin using the Memcached caching platform as soon as you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You will be able to choose how many websites can use it and how much data it will cache, in other words – there are two different features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the amount of memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your Internet sites becomes extremely busy, for example, you can always order more memory. Our system is unbelievably flexible in this regard and we do not tie a particular number of instances to a fixed amount of memory. You can take advantage of Memcached to increase the loading speed of any script-powered Internet site, including those based on famous web-based apps, such as Joomla or WordPress.
Memcached in VPS Servers
Memcached comes by default with all Linux VPS hosting service ordered with our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension it requires so as to work correctly is compiled when the server is set up, so you can begin using the distributed memory caching platform as soon as your brand new server is fully functional. The memory that the Memcached platform can use depends on the particular Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the less powerful plans, you’ll get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal exclusively for this platform. This will permit you to optimize the overall performance of multiple sites hosted on the Virtual Private Server simultaneously and to lower the load even if you have heavy script-based sites with numerous viewers. The Memcached platform can be used with any script – Mambo, Drupal or Joomla, or a custom one, and you’ll detect the better performance soon after you begin using it.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Each dedicated server that’s ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can begin using the caching system once your dedicated server is fully operational, without the need to activate or upgrade anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can use depends on the dedicated server that you’ve selected, but as our servers are amazingly powerful and due to the fact that it’s likely that you will 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 extremely busy Internet sites effortlessly and you’ll detect the difference soon after Memcached starts caching database calls. You can make the most of the system with any database-powered portal, including those that are based on widely used CMSs like Joomla and WordPress.