Memcached is a data caching platform, which is used to increase the speed of database-powered Internet sites by caching the requests and the responses between the website visitor and the server. Simply put, every time a certain web page on such a website is opened, the script queries its database to request the info that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a link to open some other page, the entire operation is executed again and this results in numerous database requests and high server load, particularly if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer has to pull any information from the database, since everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll have more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your site faster. Besides, Memcached updates its cache every time any information in the database is edited, so the users will never end up seeing outdated content.
Memcached in Website Hosting
If you host script-powered websites in a website hosting account with our company, you will be able to add the Memcached content caching system to your plan with just a few clicks of the mouse through your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available immediately and, since the extension needed for it is already installed on our leading-edge cloud platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many sites will use Memcached) and to the memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter is available in increments of 16 MB and you can order as much memory as you want. Logically, the more memory the Memcached caching system is allowed to use, the more content it will cache, so if you own a traffic-consuming site with a lot of data, you may need more memory in order to be able to take advantage of the power that Memcached can offer you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can get Memcached as an optional upgrade with each of our semi-dedicated hosting plans and since it works with any script-based web application, you can use it for any Internet site that you host on our servers, no matter what app you have used – Mambo, Joomla or WordPress, a custom-created application, etc. You can add the upgrade from the respective section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated server account, and you can select two different features – the instances and the amount of memory that they will use. To put it in simple terms, these things indicate how many websites will use the Memcached caching system and the maximum amount of system memory that the system will be able to use to cache your content. The two things are offered separately for more freedom and one instance does not come bundled with a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can make full use of Memcached with any sort of site and both you and the visitors will quickly perceive the difference in the overall performance.
Memcached in VPS Servers
Memcached is offered by default with each and every VPS server that we are offering as long as you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel, so you will not need to pay anything extra to be able to make the most of the full power of this distributed memory caching system. The more powerful VPS hosting plan you pick, the more memory Memcached will have for data caching purposes, but you’ll have no less than several hundred megabytes at all times, which is much more than the amount of memory you would get with a shared plan. This will permit you to use the Memcached system for a lot of Internet sites, irrespective of how heavy they are, which in turn means that you can use a low-end package for them without overloading the server. The caching system is excellent for script-driven applications like Joomla, OpenCart, WordPress or Mambo, and you can use it even with a custom-made app. Shortly after you enable Memcached, it will start storing content and you will note the optimized performance of your sites.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
When you order one of our Linux dedicated web hosting plans and if you select Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel on the order page, you’ll get the Memcached content caching platform as standard and you can enable it for any site that you host on your dedicated machine without upgrading or installing anything. It will begin caching data as people open your Internet site, so you’ll detect the effects of using it soon thereafter. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the caching platform is 3 GB and normally, the more powerful the plan, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will allow you to take advantage of the caching platform for multiple websites or for an extremely popular website without weakening its efficiency. The Memcached platform will permit you to improve the speed of any database-powered Internet site in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal blog, an OpenCart e-store, etc., and to optimize the performance of your dedicated machine.