Memcached is a memory caching system, which is used to improve the loading speed of database-powered websites by caching the calls and the responses between the website visitor and the server. To put it simply, every time a certain page on such a site is visited, the script queries its database to fetch the information that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to go to a different web page, the entire procedure is performed again and this results in a lot of database queries and high server load, especially if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to extract any data from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your website will increase and you’ll enjoy more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your site faster. What’s more, the Memcached platform updates its cache whenever any information in the database is edited, so the site users will never end up seeing out-of-date content.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
You can use the Memcached data caching system with all Linux cloud packages that we are offering. It is offered as an upgrade, which you can acquire with just a few mouse clicks through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It needs a PHP extension, which is already installed on our cloud web hosting platform, so you can begin using the Memcached caching system once you order it. The upgrade is divided into two parts, which will give you more versatility depending on the Internet sites that you would like to use it for. The first one defines the number of the Internet sites that will use Memcached, or the ‘instances’, while the second one refers to the system memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can get more system memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you have, the more data will be cached, which may be a quite good idea for traffic-intensive sites with large-sized databases and lots of concurrent visitors. Thus, you can accelerate the overall performance of every script-based Internet site hosted on our servers without effort.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you choose to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, as the object caching platform’s activation takes a couple of clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension that is required is pre-installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can start using the Memcached platform the moment you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You will be able to choose how many websites can use it and how much info can be cached, in other words – there are two different upgradable features – the instances and the amount of system memory. You can get more of both, so if one of your websites becomes very popular, for example, you can always add more memory to it. Our system is unbelievably flexible in this regard and we do not tie a specific number of instances to a fixed amount of memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached caching platform to boost the loading speed of any script-powered site, including those based on popular web applications, such as Joomla or WordPress.
Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting
When you buy one of our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages and if you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel at signup, you’ll get the Memcached content caching platform as standard and you can use it with any Internet site that you host on your server without upgrading or installing anything. It will begin caching info as people open your site, so you will detect the effects of using it soon thereafter. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the Memcached caching platform is 3 GB and naturally, the more powerful the dedicated plan, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will permit you to use the caching platform for a large number of websites or for a very popular site without weakening its efficiency. The Memcached platform will allow you to optimize the speed of any database-driven Internet site very quickly – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal journal, an OpenCart store, etcetera, and to improve the overall performance of your dedicated server.