Memcached is a memory caching platform, which is used to improve the load speed of database-powered websites by caching the calls and the responses between the user and the server. To put it differently, every time a certain page on such a site is accessed, the script sends a database query to request the info that should be shown to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a link to open another web page, the entire operation is carried out again and this leads to a lot of database calls and higher server load, especially if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer has to extract any data from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your site will increase and you will have more pleased visitors and they will be able to navigate through your site faster. Besides, the Memcached platform updates its cache when any info in the database is changed, so the site visitors will never wind up seeing old data.
Memcached in Shared Web Hosting
You can take advantage of the Memcached data caching system with all shared web hosting plans offered by us. It’s available as an optional upgrade, which you can get with only a few clicks via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It requires a PHP extension, which is already installed on our cloud web hosting platform, so you can start using Memcached the moment you order it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will give you more freedom depending on the Internet sites that you’d like to use it for. The first one defines the number of the Internet sites that will use Memcached, or the ‘instances’, whereas the second one is related to the system 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 data will be cached, which may be a good idea for heavy-traffic websites with large-sized databases and plenty of visitors. Thus, you can boost the performance of any script-based Internet site hosted on our servers without efforts.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can add Memcached to any of the semi-dedicated plans that we offer and use its full potential for any script-driven Internet site hosted on our servers. The upgrade is available through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can choose two things – the number of instances and the amount of system memory. These things specify the number of the websites that can use the Memcached caching platform and the amount of system memory that it will use to store your info. You can choose them independently, since a given instance is not tied to a particular amount of memory, so you can use lots of memory for a single resource-requiring Internet site, for example. This feature is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and you can get as much memory as you like. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-powered website regardless of its nature, including those that are based on popular software applications like WordPress, Joomla or Drupal, and lots of companies such as Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to boost the overall performance of their websites.
Memcached in VPS Servers
Memcached is available as standard with all VPS web hosting plans ordered with our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension it requires in order to work correctly is compiled when the VPS is configured, so you can begin using the distributed memory object caching platform as soon as your brand-new Virtual Private Server is fully ready. The memory that the Memcached platform can employ depends on the given Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the less powerful ones, you’ll get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal for this platform exclusively. This will permit you to improve the performance of numerous sites hosted on the Virtual Private Server simultaneously and to reduce the load on the machine even if you have data-heavy script-based sites with plenty of viewers. Memcached can be used with any script – Drupal, Mambo or Joomla, or a custom-made one, and you’ll see the faster overall performance soon after you start using it.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
When you buy any of our dedicated web hosting plans and if you choose Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel on the order page, you will get the Memcached memory caching platform as standard and you can enable it for any Internet site that you host on the dedicated machine without upgrading or installing anything. It will begin caching information as people open your Internet site, so you’ll see the effect of using it shortly after that. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the caching platform is 3 GB and normally, the more powerful the dedicate server package, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will permit you to use the platform for lots of websites or for an extremely large website without compromising its effectiveness. The Memcached caching platform will permit you to increase the load speed of any database-powered site very quickly – a Joomla portal, a WordPress online blog, an OpenCart web store, etcetera, and to improve the performance of your dedicated machine.