Memcached is a caching platform, which is used to supercharge the speed of database-powered Internet sites by caching the queries and the replies between the visitor and the server. Put simply, every time a certain web page on such a site is accessed, the script sends a database query to get the info that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a link to go to another page, the entire operation is performed again and this results in numerous database queries and excessive load on the server, especially if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer has to cull any content from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your site will "soar" and you will have more pleased visitors and they will be able to surf through your site much faster. Moreover, the Memcached platform updates its cache when any information in the database is changed, so the visitors will never wind up seeing out-of-date data.
Memcached in Web Hosting
Memcached comes as an upgrade with each and every web hosting plan that we are offering and if you wish to use it for any script-driven site that you host on our innovative cloud hosting platform, you will be able to add it in a couple of simple steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be given the option to upgrade two separate features – the instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that can use Memcached simultaneously, so if you need it for several sites, you can get a handful of instances. The second one refers to the maximum amount of memory that Memcached will be allowed to use in order to cache content, so for many websites (or for one busy site), you should get more memory for better performance. The memory is available in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be added every time you need it. With the Memcached caching system, each script-driven site hosted on our servers will open faster than the speed of light.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can get the Memcached memory caching system as an optional upgrade with all our semi-dedicated servers and since it works with any script-based software app, you can use it for each site that you host on our platform, no matter what application you have used – WordPress, Joomla or Mambo, a custom-built one, etc. You can add the upgrade through the corresponding section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated server account, and you can select two separate things – the number of instances and the amount of memory that they will use. Basically, these things specify the number of the websites that will use the Memcached system and the maximum amount of system memory that the system will be able to use to cache your information. The two things are ordered separately for more freedom and one instance does not come with a particular amount of memory. You can use Memcached with any type of site and both you and your visitors will swiftly spot the difference in the performance.
Memcached in VPS Servers
Memcached is included by default with each VPS server that we offer on the condition that you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel, so you won’t need to pay any extra cash to be able to take advantage of the power of this content caching system. The more powerful Virtual Private Server hosting plan you select, the more memory Memcached will have for content storage purposes, but you’ll have at least several hundred MB all the time, which is much more than the amount of memory you would get with a shared plan. This will permit you to use Memcached for lots of websites, irrespective of how popular they are, which in turn means that you can use a less powerful package for them without overloading the VPS server. The caching system is suitable for script-based applications like OpenCart, WordPress, Joomla or Mambo, and you can utilize it even with a custom app. Soon after you enable Memcached, it will begin storing content and you’ll note the improved performance of your websites.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Any dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can start using this content caching system as soon as your server is fully functional, without the need to upgrade or install anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can employ depends on the very server that you’ve selected, but as our servers are incredibly powerful and considering the fact that it is likely that you will host resource-heavy websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use is 3 GB. This will allow you to boost the overall performance of extremely popular Internet sites without efforts and you’ll notice the difference soon after the Memcached caching system begins caching database requests. You can make the most of the caching system with any database-driven website, including those that are based on widely used CMSs like WordPress and Joomla.