Memcached is a caching platform, which is used to increase the loading speed of database-driven sites by caching the requests and the responses between the user and the server. To put it simply, every time a certain web page on such a site is opened, the script sends a database query to fetch the information that should be shown to the website visitor. If the latter clicks on a link to go to some other web page, the entire operation is repeated and this results in a lot of database calls and higher server load, especially if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is opened again, the script no longer needs to fetch any data from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your website will increase and you’ll have more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your site much faster. Besides, Memcached "refreshes" its cache every time any information in the database is updated, so the website users will never wind up seeing outdated content.
Memcached in Website Hosting
You can use the Memcached distributed memory object caching system with all website hosting that we offer. It is offered as an upgrade, which you can obtain with only a couple of mouse clicks via your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It needs an extension, which is already installed on our cloud website hosting platform, so you can begin using Memcached as soon as you order it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will offer you more freedom depending on the Internet sites that you would like to use it for. The first part concerns the number of the websites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the so-called ‘instances’, while the second one is related to the system memory, in other words – to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can get more system memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you have added, the more content will be cached, which may be a good idea for high-traffic sites with large-sized databases and numerous visitors. Thus, you can increase the overall performance of every script-powered website hosted on our cloud servers without any effort.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you purchase one of our semi-dedicated server plans, you’ll find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you would like to use it for any of the websites hosted in the account, you can add it with only a few clicks. The platform is suitable for any script-based web app such as WordPress, Joomla, or even a custom-developed one, and depending on your requirements, you will be able to select two separate features – how many websites will use the Memcached caching platform, in other words – the number of instances; and how much data will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory that the platform will employ. The two things are not tied to each other, so if you own a traffic-hungry Internet site with lots of content, you can order one instance and a large amount of system memory. The Memcached caching platform will boost the overall performance of your websites soon after you enable it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy faster load speeds.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Each dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can start using the memory caching system as soon as your dedicated server is completely ready, without needing to activate or upgrade anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can employ depends on the server that you’ve chosen, but since our servers are unbelievably powerful and due to the fact that it is likely that you’ll host resource-requiring sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use will be three gigabytes. This will permit you to optimize the performance of extremely popular sites without any effort and you will distinguish the difference shortly after Memcached starts caching database requests. You can make full use of the Memcached system with any database-driven web page, including those that are based on widely used Content Management Systems such as Joomla and WordPress.