Memcached is a distributed memory object caching system, which is used to improve the overall performance of database-driven Internet sites by caching the requests and the replies between the visitor and the server. In other words, every time a certain web page on such a site is requested, the script connects to its database to fetch the info that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to visit some other web page, the whole procedure is executed again and this results in a lot of database calls and excessive server load, especially if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer has to request any content from the database, since everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your website will increase and you will have more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to browse your site faster. In addition, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache when any data in the database is changed, so the website users will never end up seeing old data.
Memcached in Web Hosting
You can make use of the Memcached memory caching system with all Linux web hosting that we are offering. It’s offered as an upgrade, which you can add with only a couple of clicks via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It needs an extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud hosting platform, so you can begin using the Memcached caching system as soon as you add it. The upgrade is divided into two parts, which will give you more versatility depending on the websites that you wish to use it for. The first one concerns the number of the Internet sites that will use Memcached, or the ‘instances’, while the second one refers to the memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can get more system memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you have ordered, the more data will be cached, which may be an exceptionally good idea for high-traffic sites with very large databases and numerous visitors. In this way, you can improve the speed of any script-driven Internet site hosted on our servers without effort.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you obtain one of our semi-dedicated server plans, you’ll find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades part of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you would like to use it for any of the websites hosted in the account, you can enable it with only a few clicks of the mouse. The distributed memory object caching platform is ideal for any script-driven web application such as Joomla, WordPress, or even an in-house made one, and based on your requirements, you’ll be able to choose two different things – how many Internet sites will use the Memcached caching platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much information will be stored, in other words – the amount of system memory that the platform will employ. The two things are not tied to each other, so if you’ve got a frequently visited site with lots of data, you can get one instance and a large amount of system memory. Memcached will accelerate the overall performance of your Internet sites soon after you activate it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy faster load speeds.
Memcached in VPS Servers
You’ll get Memcached with each of the VPS server packages offered by our company in case you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you will be able to activate the caching platform through the Control Panel section with the exact same name. The configuration requires a couple of clicks and you’ll distinguish the difference in the performance of your websites almost immediately. The amount of system memory that the Memcached caching platform can employ to store content depends on the given Virtual Private Server hosting plan that you’ve selected, but at any rate it will be at least several hundred megabytes, which is quite enough even for several content-rich sites. You can use Memcached with sites powered by Joomla, WordPress or any other application and lower the load on your VPS, which will allow you to continue using the current Virtual Private Server hosting plan instead of migrating to a more powerful one, since you simply won’t need it. Memcached is already being used by famous websites such as Reddit, Wikipedia and Zynga, which is an evidence of its efficacy.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Any dedicated server that’s ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can start using the content caching system the moment the server is configured, without the need to activate or upgrade anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can employ depends on the very server that you have picked, but as our servers are remarkably powerful and considering the fact that it is likely that you’ll host resource-heavy Internet sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use will be three gigabytes. This will enable you to optimize the performance of extremely popular websites effortlessly and you’ll observe the difference shortly after Memcached starts caching database queries. You can use the caching system with any database-driven web page, including those that are based on popular CMSs such as WordPress and Joomla.