Memcached is an object caching platform, which is used to enhance the speed of database-powered Internet sites by caching the requests and the responses between the user and the server. To put it in simple terms, every time a certain page on such a site is opened, the script sends a query to its database to request the info that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to go to another page, the entire operation is performed again and this results in plenty of database queries and high server load, even more so if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to extract any content from the database, since everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll have more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your website faster. Besides, Memcached updates its cache every time any content in the database is changed, so the site users will never wind up seeing outdated data.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
You can use the Memcached distributed memory caching system with all cloud plans that we’re offering. It’s available as an upgrade, which you can enable with only a couple of clicks via your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It requires a PHP extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud hosting platform, so you can begin using Memcached the moment you add it. The upgrade is divided into two parts, which will give you more freedom depending on the websites that you’d like to use it for. The first part indicates the number of the websites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the ‘instances’, whereas the second one refers to the system memory, i.e. to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can add more memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you have, the more content will be cached, which may be a really good idea for heavy-traffic sites with very large databases and many users. Thus, you can improve the loading speed of every script-powered website hosted on our servers with no effort.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you decide to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached with ease, since the platform’s setup takes a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia Control Panel. The extension that it requires is already installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can begin using the Memcached caching platform the moment you add it to your account. You will be able to select how many sites can use it and how much info can be cached, in other words – there’re two different features that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your websites becomes extremely busy, for example, you can always order more memory. Our system is quite flexible in this regard and we don’t bind a specific number of instances to a fixed amount of system memory. You can employ Memcached to speed up any script-powered website, including those based on famous software applications, such as WordPress or Joomla.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
When you acquire any of our dedicated web hosting plans and if you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel on the order page, you will get the Memcached platform as standard and you can activate it for any Internet site that you host on the dedicated server without upgrading or installing anything. It will start caching information as people access your website, so you’ll see the effects of using it shortly thereafter. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the platform is three gigabytes and naturally, the more powerful the dedicate server package, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will allow you to take advantage of the caching platform for many websites or for an extremely heavy site without weakening its efficiency. The Memcached platform will permit you to increase the load speed of any database-driven site very quickly – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal weblog, an OpenCart web store, etcetera, and to enhance the overall performance of your server.