Memcached is a content caching platform, which is used to boost the overall performance of database-driven websites by caching the requests and the replies between the website visitor and the server. Simply put, every time a given page on such a site is accessed, the script connects 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 web page, the whole procedure is repeated and this generates numerous database queries and excessive server load, even more so if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case any of these pages is requested again, the script no longer has to request any data from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more gratified visitors and they will be able to navigate through your website faster. Also, Memcached "refreshes" its cache when any information in the database is updated, so the site users will never see outdated content.
Memcached in Shared Hosting
You can make use of the Memcached distributed memory object caching system with all Linux shared hosting packages that we offer. It’s available as an upgrade, which you can order with only a couple of clicks of the mouse from your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It requires an extension, which is already installed on our cloud website hosting platform, so you can start using the Memcached caching system as soon as you order it. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts, which will give you more freedom depending on the websites that you wish to use it for. The first one reveals the number of the Internet sites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the so-called ‘instances’, whereas the second one is related to the system memory, in other words – to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can get more memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you’ve ordered, the more data will be cached, which may be a pretty good idea for high-traffic websites with large databases and lots of simultaneous visitors. Thus, you can accelerate the speed of every script-powered website hosted on our servers without efforts.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you decide to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you can take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, as the object caching platform’s setup takes several clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension that is required is already installed on our servers, so you can start using the Memcached platform as soon as you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You’ll be able to select how many sites can use it and how much information can be cached, in other words – there’re two different features that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your sites becomes extremely busy, for example, you can always get more memory. Our system is extremely flexible in this regard and we don’t bind a specific number of instances to a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can employ the Memcached caching platform to increase the speed of any script-driven site, including those based on widely used Internet applications, such as Joomla or WordPress.
Memcached in Dedicated Hosting
Any dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can start using this memory caching system the moment your server is fully functional, without having to upgrade or install anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can employ depends on the dedicated server that you have chosen, but as our servers are astonishingly powerful and considering the fact that it’s likely that you’ll host resource-requiring sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use will be 3 gigabytes. This will enable you to accelerate the performance of very heavy Internet sites with no effort and you’ll see the difference soon after Memcached starts caching database queries. You can use the system with any database-driven website, including those that are based on famous CMSs such as Joomla and WordPress.