Memcached is a memory caching system, which is used to supercharge the performance of database-powered websites by caching the calls and the responses between the visitor and the server. In simple terms, anytime a specific page on such a website is accessed, the script calls its database to request the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to open another web page, the entire procedure is executed again and this generates numerous database requests and higher server load, particularly if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is accessed again, the script no longer has to pull any content from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more happy visitors and they will be able to surf through your site much faster. What’s more, the Memcached platform updates its cache if any info in the database is edited, so the site visitors will never wind up seeing old content.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
When you host script-based websites in a cloud hosting account with us, you can add the Memcached distributed memory object caching system to your plan with only a few clicks through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantaneously and, since the PHP extension needed for it is already installed on our advanced cloud web hosting platform, you can begin using it straight away. To give you more versatility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many websites will use Memcached) and to the memory that Memcached will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 MB and you can add memory whenever you want. Logically, the more memory Memcached is allowed to use, the more data it will cache, so in case you run a large-size website with lots of content, you may require more memory in order to be able to take full advantage of the power that Memcached can give you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can get the Memcached distributed memory object caching system as an upgrade with each of our semi-dedicated packages and since it works with any script-powered software app, you can use it for any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, irrespective of what app you have used – Joomla, Mambo or WordPress, a custom-developed one, etc. You can request the upgrade through the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated account, and you can select two different features – the number of instances and the amount of memory that they will use. Basically, these things show how many websites will use Memcached and the amount of system memory that the system will be able to use in order to cache your information. The two features are ordered independently for more flexibility and one instance does not come bundled with a particular amount of memory. You can take full advantage of the Memcached system with any type of website and both you and your visitors will quickly perceive the difference in the overall performance.
Memcached in VPS
Memcached is offered by default with each virtual private server that we offer on the condition that you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel, so you won’t need to pay anything extra to be able to make the most of the full potential of this caching system. The more powerful Virtual Private Server hosting package you pick, the more memory Memcached will have for content storage purposes, but you will have no less than several hundred MB all the time, which is much more than what you’d get with a shared hosting package. This will allow you to use the Memcached system for numerous Internet sites, regardless of how large they are, which in turn means that you can use a lower-end package for them without overloading your VPS server. The Memcached caching system is suitable for script-driven software applications like Joomla, OpenCart, WordPress or Mambo, and you can use it even with a custom-developed app. Soon after you enable the Memcached system, it will begin caching information and you’ll notice the enhanced performance of your websites.
Memcached in Dedicated Hosting
If you buy any of our dedicated hosting and if you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel during the order process, you will get the Memcached platform by default and you can set it up for each site that you host on your dedicated machine without upgrading or installing anything. It will start caching information as people open your Internet site, so you will notice the results of using it soon thereafter. 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 allow you to take advantage of the platform for multiple sites or for a very heavy website without compromising its efficiency. The Memcached caching platform will allow you to speed up any database-powered site in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal blog, an OpenCart web store, etc., and to optimize the performance of your dedicated machine.