Memcached is a data caching platform, which is used to supercharge the load speed of database-powered Internet sites by caching the queries and the replies between the website visitor and the server. Simply put, every time a certain web page on such a site is requested, the script sends a database query to fetch the info that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a link to open a different web page, the whole operation is performed again and this results in numerous database queries and excessive server load, even more so if the website has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is accessed again, the script no longer has to fetch any information from the database, since everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall speed of your website will increase and you’ll get more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your site faster. In addition, Memcached updates its cache when any info in the database is altered, so the site visitors will never wind up seeing old data.
Memcached in Shared Web Hosting
You can use the Memcached memory caching system with all Linux shared web hosting packages that we’re offering. It is offered as an upgrade, which you can get with only a couple of mouse clicks through your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It requires a PHP extension, which is already installed on our cloud platform, so you can start using the Memcached caching system as soon as you add it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will give you more versatility depending on the sites that you’d like to use it for. The first one determines the number of the sites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the ‘instances’, whereas the second one is related to the system memory, i.e. to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can order more system memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you’ve added, the more data will be cached, which may be a rather good idea for regularly visited sites with large-size databases and many visitors. Thus, you can supercharge the speed of any script-driven Internet site hosted on our servers without effort.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you obtain any of our semi-dedicated server packages, you’ll find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades part of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you’d like to use it for any of the sites hosted in the account, you can enable it with just a couple of clicks. The distributed memory object caching platform is perfect for any script-based web application like Joomla, WordPress, or even an in-house made one, and depending on your necessities, you’ll be able to select two separate features – how many websites will use the Memcached caching platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much content will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory that the platform will use. The two features are not bound to each other, so if you manage a regularly visited website with lots of data, you can order one instance and a large amount of system memory. Memcached will enhance the performance of your Internet sites shortly after you activate it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy much better loading times.
Memcached in VPS Hosting
If you get a virtual private server from our company, you will be able to use Memcached at no extra price, as the object caching platform is available with all VPSs ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you run large-scale sites, you’ll be able to enhance their performance without effort and the reduced load on your VPS server will enable you to keep using your current Virtual Private Server plan instead of switching to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that the Memcached platform can use to store content depends on the package that you are using, but even with a low-end one, you will have no less than several hundred MB, which is significantly more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared hosting plan, so the website performance boost will be tremendous. You can take advantage of Memcached with any database-powered app, regardless of whether you’ve set it up on your own or you are using a ready-made one such as WordPress, OpenCart or Joomla.
Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting
When you acquire one of our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages and if you choose Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel at signup, you will get the Memcached memory caching platform by default and you can set it up for any Internet site that you host on the dedicated machine without installing or upgrading anything. It will start caching info as users access your Internet site, so you’ll see the results of using it shortly thereafter. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the caching platform is 3 GB and naturally, the more powerful the dedicated plan, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to use the platform for multiple sites or for an extremely large site without weakening its effectiveness. Memcached will enable you to accelerate the load speed of any database-powered site very quickly – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal journal, an OpenCart e-shop, etc., and to improve the performance of your server.