Memcached is a distributed memory caching platform, which is used to improve the loading speed of database-driven Internet sites by caching the queries and the responses between the website visitor and the server. Put simply, every time a given page on such a site is visited, the script sends a database query to get the info that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks on a hyperlink to open another web page, the whole process is executed again and this results in a lot of database queries and higher load on the server, even more so if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is accessed again, the script no longer needs to pull any data from the database, since everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall speed of your site will increase and you will get more gratified visitors and they’ll be able to browse your site much faster. In addition, the Memcached platform updates its cache when any data in the database is updated, so the website users will never wind up seeing old data.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
Memcached is available as an upgrade with each cloud hosting package that we offer and if you wish to use it for any script-based Internet site that you host on our avant-garde cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to order it in a few easy steps through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you’ll get the option to upgrade two separate things – the instances and the memory. The first one has to do with the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached memory 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 the system will be able to use to cache info, so for lots of sites (or for one traffic-consuming site), you’d better order more memory for better results. The memory is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be ordered every time you need it. With the Memcached caching system, every script-based website hosted on our cloud servers will load amazingly fast.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
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 platform’s activation requires a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia Control Panel. The extension that it requires is pre-installed on our servers, so you can start using Memcached as soon as you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You’ll be able to choose how many websites can use it and how much information can be cached, i.e. there are two separate features that can be upgraded – the instances and the amount of system memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your sites becomes extremely popular, for example, you can always add more memory to it. Our system is truly flexible in this regard and we do not tie a particular number of instances to a fixed amount of memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached platform to improve the loading speed of any script-driven Internet site, including those that are based on popular web apps, such as WordPress or Joomla.
Memcached in VPS Servers
When you get a VPS server from our company, you will be able to use Memcached at no extra charge, as the caching platform is available with all Virtual Private Servers ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. Even if you manage traffic-consuming sites, you’ll be able to optimize their performance effortlessly and the lowered load on your VPS will allow you to keep your current VPS hosting plan instead of upgrading to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that the Memcached caching platform can use to store content depends on the package that you are using, but even with a less powerful one, you’ll have no less than several hundred megabytes, which is significantly more than what you’d get with a shared hosting package, so the website performance boost will be enormous. You can use the Memcached platform with any database-driven web application, irrespective of whether you have set it up on your own or you are using a ready-to-use one like WordPress, OpenCart or Joomla.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
When you purchase one of our Linux dedicated web hosting plans and if you select Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel during the signup process, you’ll get the Memcached distributed memory caching platform as standard and you can enable it for any site that you host on your dedicated server without upgrading or installing anything. It will start storing information as users open your website, so you’ll detect the result of using it shortly after that. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the caching platform is 3 GB and normally, the more powerful the package, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to take advantage of the platform for multiple websites or for a very large site without weakening its efficiency. The Memcached caching platform will enable you to accelerate the speed of any database-driven website very quickly – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal diary, an OpenCart store, etcetera, and to improve the performance of your server.