Memcached is a memory caching platform, which is used to improve the loading speed of database-powered Internet sites by caching the calls and the replies between the visitor and the server. In simple terms, every time a specific web page on such a site is visited, the script sends a database query to request the information that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks a link to go to some other page, the entire process is executed again and this results in multiple database queries and high server load, especially if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer needs to extract any information from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall speed of your website will increase and you’ll have more pleased visitors and they will be able to browse your website faster. Besides, Memcached "refreshes" its cache every time any info in the database is modified, so the users will never end up seeing outdated data.
Memcached in Shared Hosting
Memcached is offered as an upgrade with each shared hosting package offered by our company and in case you wish to use it for any script-based website that you host on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform, you will be able to activate it in several easy steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be offered the option to upgrade two different things – the number of instances and the memory. The first one has to do with the number of the websites that can use the Memcached memory caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several sites, you can order a handful of instances. The second one refers to the total amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use in order to cache information, so for numerous sites (or for one resource-requiring site), you’d better order more memory for improved performance. The memory is offered in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be ordered at any moment. With Memcached, any script-based site hosted on our servers will open incredibly fast.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can get the Memcached content caching system as an upgrade with each of our semi-dedicated servers and since it works with any script-powered application, you can use it for any site that you host on our platform, no matter what app you have used – Mambo, WordPress or Joomla, a custom one, etc. You can order the upgrade from the respective section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated server account, and you can choose two different features – the number of instances and the amount of memory that they will use. Basically, these things specify the number of the sites that will use the Memcached caching system and the amount of system memory that the system will be able to use to cache your content. The two things are offered independently for more freedom and one instance does not come with a particular amount of system memory. You can make use of the Memcached system with any type of website and both you and the visitors will quickly perceive the difference in the performance.
Memcached in VPS Servers
Memcached is available as standard with all VPS service that are ordered with our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. The extension it needs to perform properly is compiled when the Virtual Private Server is configured, so you can begin using the distributed memory object caching platform as soon as your brand-new server is completely operational. The memory that the Memcached platform can use depends on the given plan, but even with the low-end plans, you’ll get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal only for this platform. This will permit you to accelerate the overall performance of numerous sites hosted on the VPS simultaneously and to reduce the load even if you have high-demand script-driven web pages with many viewers. The caching platform can be used with any script – Drupal, Mambo or Joomla, or a custom script, and you’ll distinguish the better overall performance soon after you start using it.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
You can take advantage of the full potential of Memcached with each and every dedicated server that we offer if you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel. A special section in it is dedicated to the memory caching system and you can start using Memcached for any website hosted on the server with only several mouse clicks. You can increase the performance of any site, irrespective of what script-based web app you rely on or how large the site is, as the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 gigabytes and this amount increases enormously with the more powerful dedicated servers. Shortly after the caching system is activated, it will start caching information each time somebody accesses your site, so, as soon as enough information has been cached, you’ll see the decreased load on the server and the optimized performance of the site. Memcached is being used by many websites, including popular portals such as Wikipedia, Zynga and Reddit, which is a proof of the efficiency of the caching system.