Memcached is a content caching platform, which is used to increase the performance of database-driven websites by caching the queries and the replies between the user and the server. To put it simply, anytime a particular page on such a site is accessed, the script calls its database to get the info that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks a link to visit some other web page, the entire operation is executed again and this leads to lots of database calls and excessive server load, even more so if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer has to request any information from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your site will "soar" and you will enjoy more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your site faster. Furthermore, the Memcached platform updates its cache whenever any info in the database is edited, so the site visitors will never see old data.
Memcached in Shared Web Hosting
Memcached is available as an upgrade with each shared web hosting plan that we’re offering and if you would like to use it for any script-powered site that you host on our innovative cloud hosting platform, you’ll be able to activate it in a couple of simple steps through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you will be given the option to upgrade two different features – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one is related to the number of the Internet sites that can use Memcached simultaneously, so if you need it for several sites, you can order a handful of instances. The second one has to do with the maximum amount of memory that the system will be allowed to use to cache info, so for multiple sites (or for one single large-size site), you’d better order more memory for better results. The memory is offered in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be added at any point. With the Memcached caching system, every script-powered Internet site hosted on our servers will open lightning-fast.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can add the Memcached caching platform to any of the Linux semi-dedicated packages that we’re offering and use its full potential for any script-powered website hosted on our servers. The upgrade is available through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can select two features – the instances and the memory. These things show the number of the sites that can use Memcached and the amount of system memory that it will use to store your info. You can select them independently, since a given instance is not tied to a particular amount of memory, so you can use plenty of memory for one large Internet site, for example. This upgrade is available in increments of 16 MB and you can order as much memory as you need. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-powered website irrespective of its type, including those based on widespread web-based apps like WordPress, Joomla or Drupal, and a lot of companies like Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to improve the speed of their websites.
Memcached in Dedicated Hosting
Each dedicated server that’s ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can begin using this distributed memory caching system as soon as your dedicated server is fully functional, without having to install or upgrade anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use depends on the dedicated server that you have chosen, but as our servers are astonishingly powerful and due to the fact that it is likely that you’ll host resource-demanding websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use will be 3 GB. This will allow you to increase the performance of extremely busy Internet sites with no effort and you will detect the difference soon after Memcached begins caching database calls. You can take full advantage of the caching system with any database-powered site, including those based on popular CMSs like Joomla and WordPress.