Memcached is a data caching platform, which is used to supercharge the overall performance of database-powered Internet sites by caching the requests and the responses between the visitor and the server. Put simply, anytime a certain web page on such a site is visited, the script sends a database query to fetch the information that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to go to another web page, the entire process is executed again and this leads to numerous database queries and excessive load on the server, particularly if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to request any information from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall speed of your site will increase and you’ll have more happy visitors and they will be able to navigate through your site much faster. Furthermore, Memcached "refreshes" its cache when any information in the database is updated, so the site users will never see outdated content.
Memcached in Shared Hosting
Memcached is offered as an upgrade with each shared hosting account that we offer and in case you’d like to use it for any script-driven site that you host on our advanced cloud platform, you will 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 separate features – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached content caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several sites, you can get a number of instances. The second one refers to the total amount of memory that Memcached will be permitted to use in order to cache information, so for many websites (or for one single resource-requiring site), you’d better order more memory for improved performance. The memory is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be ordered at any moment. With the Memcached caching system, any script-based website hosted on our cloud servers will load unbelievably fast.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can add Memcached to any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we are offering and use its full capacity for any script-driven Internet site hosted on our servers. The upgrade is accessible through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can choose two things – the instances and the memory. These things indicate the number of the sites that can use the Memcached caching platform and how much system memory it will use to store your data. You can select them separately, since one instance is not linked to a particular amount of system memory, so you can use plenty of memory for one large-sized site, for example. This upgrade is available in increments of 16 megabytes and you can get as much memory as you wish. The platform can be used with any script-driven website irrespective of its type, including those based on widespread software applications like Drupal, WordPress or Joomla, and lots of companies such as Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to optimize the overall performance of their sites.
Memcached in VPS Web Hosting
Memcached comes by default with each and every virtual private server offered by our company as long as you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel, so you won’t have to pay anything extra to be able to use the full capacity of this memory caching system. The more powerful VPS package you choose, the more memory Memcached will have for information storage purposes, but you will have no less than several hundred MB all the time, which is much more than what you would get with a shared hosting package. This will permit you to use Memcached for many websites, regardless of how busy they are, which in turn means that you can use a lower-end plan for them without overloading your VPS. The Memcached caching system is suitable for script-driven web applications like WordPress, Joomla, OpenCart or Mambo, and you can use it even with a custom-built app. Shortly after you activate the Memcached system, it will start storing information and you will detect the optimized overall performance of your websites.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting
If you get any of our dedicated servers hosting packages and if you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel during the signup procedure, you’ll get Memcached by default and you can activate it for any site that you host on your dedicated server without installing or upgrading anything. It will begin caching data as people access your website, so you will notice the results of using it shortly after that. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the Memcached platform is three gigabytes and naturally, the more powerful the dedicate server plan, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to use the caching platform for plenty of Internet sites or for an extremely busy Internet site without weakening its efficiency. Memcached will permit you to accelerate any database-driven Internet site in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal weblog, an OpenCart store, etcetera, and to optimize the overall performance of your dedicated server.