Memcached is an object caching system, which is used to enhance the loading speed of database-powered Internet sites by caching the queries and the replies between the visitor and the server. Simply put, every time a specific web page on such a site is visited, the script connects to its database to request the info that should be displayed to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to visit a different page, the whole procedure is performed again and this generates multiple database queries and excessive load on the server, especially if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to request any information from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your site will "soar" and you will enjoy more pleased visitors and they will be able to navigate through your site much faster. Plus, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache every time any content in the database is modified, so the visitors will never wind up seeing outdated data.
Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting
If you host script-driven websites in a cloud web hosting account with us, you’ll be able to add Memcached to your web hosting package with only a couple of clicks from your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantaneously and, since the PHP extension required for it is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many websites will use Memcached) and to the amount of system memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter is offered in increments of 16 MB and you can order as much memory as you like. Logically, the more memory Memcached is permitted to use, the more content it will cache, so if you have a high-traffic website with a lot of data, you may require more memory to be able to take full advantage of the power that Memcached can offer you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can get Memcached as an optional upgrade with all our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages and since it works with any script-based software application, you can use it for each site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, no matter what app you have used – WordPress, Mambo or Joomla, a custom-created one, etc. You can add the upgrade from the respective section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated account, and you can select two different features – the number of instances and the amount of memory that they will use. In other words, these things specify how many Internet sites will use Memcached and the total amount of system memory that the system will be able to use in order to store your content. The two features are ordered separately for more flexibility and one instance does not come with a fixed amount of memory. You can take full advantage of Memcached with any kind of website and both you and the site visitors will quickly spot the difference in the performance.
Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting
Memcached comes for free with all Linux dedicated servers hosting packages that we are offering and the sole requirement is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the content caching system for any database-driven site, including those that are based on famous apps – for instance, a WordPress personal blog or a Joomla-powered social networking site. Each dedicated server is tied to a particular amount of system memory that the Memcached caching system can employ, but the minimum you will get is three gigabytes, which is quite enough to enhance the speed of extremely heavy websites enormously, since this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached information. The system will begin caching information as soon as it is activated, so soon thereafter, you will note the optimized performance of your sites and the reduced load on the dedicated server. A lot of websites use Memcached to improve their effectiveness, including popular ones like Reddit and Wikipedia.