Memcached is a content caching system, which has been gaining popularity lately because of its efficiency. It’s used to cache requests and responses between a database and the application that is using it, which can improve the performance of your Internet site and lessen the created server load greatly. Anytime a webpage on an application-powered website is accessed, the application connects to the database and "asks" what information should be displayed, and then pulls it. With Memcached, these steps are skipped, as the platform has already cached the content that should appear on a certain webpage. If any data is updated, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ too, so the website visitors will never see old data. The platform is an ideal solution for any Internet site that has numerous visitors, since it will make it extra-fast and will improve the overall user experience.
Memcached in Shared Web Hosting
You can take advantage of the Memcached distributed memory caching system with all shared web hosting that we offer. It is offered as an optional upgrade, which you can enable with only a couple of clicks of the mouse via your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It needs a PHP extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud platform, so you can start using Memcached the moment you add it. The upgrade is divided into two parts, which will give you more freedom depending on the Internet sites that you would like to use it for. The first one determines the number of the sites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the ‘instances’, while the second one refers to the system memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can add more system memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you have added, the more data will be cached, which may be an exceptionally good idea for heavy-traffic websites with large databases and many concurrent visitors. Thus, you can enhance the loading speed of any script-driven Internet site hosted on our cloud servers with ease.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can get the Memcached object caching system as an optional upgrade with all our semi-dedicated servers and since it works with any script-based app, you can use it for every site that you host on our servers, irrespective of what app you have used – Joomla, WordPress or Mambo, a custom-built application, etc. You can request the upgrade from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated account, and you can choose two separate features – the instances and the amount of memory that they will use. Basically, these things define the number of the websites that will use the Memcached system and how much memory the system will be able to use in order to store your content. The two things are ordered separately for more flexibility and one instance does not come with a fixed amount of system memory. You can use the Memcached system with any sort of site and both you and your website visitors will quickly note the difference in the performance.
Memcached in VPS Servers
You’ll get Memcached with any of the VPS server plans that we offer when you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the distributed memory caching platform via the Control Panel section with the very same name. The activation requires a few clicks of the mouse and you will see the difference in the performance of your websites almost instantly. The amount of system memory that Memcached can take advantage of to store data depends on the given VPS hosting plan that you’ve picked, but at any rate it will be at least several hundred MB, which is more than enough even for multiple frequently visited sites. You can use the Memcached platform with Internet sites powered by Joomla, WordPress or any other Internet app and decrease the load on your virtual machine, which will permit you to keep using the current Virtual Private Server package rather than switching to a more powerful one, since you will simply not need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by popular websites like Wikipedia, Reddit and Zynga, which verifies its efficacy.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
If you buy any of our dedicated servers and if you pick Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel on the order page, you’ll get the Memcached platform by default and you can use it with any Internet site that you host on your dedicated machine without installing or upgrading anything. It will begin storing content as users visit your website, so you will detect the effects of using it soon thereafter. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the Memcached caching platform is 3 gigabytes and normally, the more powerful the dedicated plan, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to take advantage of the caching platform for lots of Internet sites or for an extremely large website without weakening its efficiency. Memcached will enable you to improve the speed of any database-powered Internet site in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress online diary, an OpenCart e-shop, etcetera, and to optimize the overall performance of your server.