Memcached is a data caching system, which is used to supercharge the performance of database-powered Internet sites by caching the calls and the replies between the website visitor and the server. Put simply, anytime a specific web page on such a site is accessed, the script queries its database to fetch the info that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a link to go to another web page, the entire process is repeated and this results in a lot of database requests and higher server load, even more so if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer has to extract any info from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall speed of your site will "soar" and you will have more gratified visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your website faster. Additionally, the Memcached platform updates its cache when any information in the database is modified, so the site users will never end up seeing out-of-date content.
Memcached in Shared Hosting
You can make use of the Memcached object caching system with all shared hosting plans offered by our company. It’s available as an upgrade, which you can order with just a few mouse clicks via your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It needs an extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform, so you can begin using the Memcached caching system once you add it. The upgrade is divided into two parts, which will give you more flexibility depending on the sites that you’d like to use it for. The first one indicates the number of the sites that will use Memcached, or the so-called ‘instances’, whereas the second one is related to the memory, in other words – to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can add more system memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you have added, the more data will be cached, which may be a good idea for traffic-heavy websites with very large databases and plenty of users. Thus, you can optimize the performance of any script-powered site hosted on our cloud servers without effort.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can add Memcached to any of the semi-dedicated plans offered by us and make use of its full potential for any script-driven Internet site hosted by us. The upgrade is accessible through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can choose two features – the instances and the system memory. These things determine the number of the websites that can use the Memcached caching platform and how much system memory it will use to cache your information. You can choose them separately, since one instance is not tied to a particular amount of memory, so you can use plenty of memory for a single large-sized Internet site, for example. This feature is available in increments of 16 megabytes and you can get as much memory as you like. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-powered website irrespective of its nature, including those based on popular web-based apps like Joomla, Drupal or WordPress, and plenty of companies like Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to accelerate the speed of their sites.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Memcached comes free of charge with all dedicated web hosting plans offered by us and the sole requirement is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the caching system for any database-driven website, including those based on famous web applications – for example, a WordPress online journal or a Joomla-powered community web portal. Each dedicated machine comes with a certain amount of system memory that Memcached can use, but the minimum amount you’ll get is three gigabytes, which is quite enough to optimize the load speed of very large websites significantly, since this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached information. The Memcached system will begin caching information as soon as it’s enabled, so shortly thereafter, you’ll note the enhanced overall performance of your sites and the decreased load on the dedicated machine. Numerous sites use the Memcached system to boost their effectiveness, including famous ones such as Reddit and Wikipedia.