Memcached is a data caching platform, which is used to increase the speed of database-powered Internet sites by caching the queries and the replies between the user and the server. To put it simply, every time a certain web page on such a website is accessed, the script sends a database query to fetch the info that should be shown to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a link to visit another page, the whole process is performed again and this results in lots of database queries and excessive load on the server, particularly if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to call any information from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall speed of your site will increase and you will get more gratified visitors and they will be able to navigate through your website faster. Plus, Memcached "refreshes" its cache if any content in the database is edited, so the website visitors will never wind up seeing out-of-date data.
Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting
The Memcached caching system comes as an upgrade with every cloud web hosting plan offered by us and you’ll be able to start using it as soon as you add it, as the extension that it requires so as to perform correctly is already present on our avant-garde cloud hosting platform. You can order the upgrade through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with every web hosting plan and a brand new section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of memory, so as to offer you more flexibility. The first one shows the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached caching system, whereas the second one, which comes in increments of 16 MB, indicates the maximum size of the content that the system can cache. A heavy-traffic website with a large-size database may need more memory to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so in case you need to upgrade this feature, you’ll be able to do it at any moment with several mouse clicks.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can add the Memcached content caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated servers offered by us and make use of its full capacity for any script-driven website hosted by us. The upgrade is offered through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can choose two features – the number of instances and the amount of system memory. These things define the number of the sites that can use the Memcached platform and how much memory it will use to store your content. You can choose them separately, since one instance is not bound to a particular amount of memory, so you can use a lot of memory for a single traffic-hungry site, for example. This feature is offered in increments of 16 MB and you can order as much memory as you like. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-driven site regardless of its nature, including those that are based on widespread software applications like Drupal, Joomla or WordPress, and a lot of companies like Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to increase the speed of their sites.
Memcached in VPS Servers
You will get Memcached with any of the VPS server packages that we offer if you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the content caching platform via the Control Panel section with the exact same name. The activation requires a couple of clicks and you’ll detect the difference in the performance of your websites almost immediately. The amount of system memory that the Memcached caching platform can use to store content depends on the particular Virtual Private Server hosting package that you’ve selected, but in any case it will be at least several hundred MB, which is more than enough even for several popular websites. You can use Memcached with websites powered by Joomla, WordPress or any other software app and lower the load on your server, which will permit you to continue using the current Virtual Private Server package instead of switching to a more powerful one, since you will simply not need it. Memcached is already being used by famous websites like Wikipedia, Zynga and Reddit, which confirms its efficacy.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Memcached is available free of charge with all dedicated servers that we are offering and the sole requirement is that the dedicated machine must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the caching system for any database-powered site, including those that are based on widely used web-based apps – for example, a WordPress personal weblog or a Joomla-powered social networking website. Each dedicated machine comes with a different amount of memory that Memcached can employ, but the minimum you’ll get is 3 GB, which is quite enough to accelerate very heavy sites tremendously, as this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached data. The Memcached system will begin caching content once it is activated, so soon thereafter, you’ll notice the improved overall performance of your websites and the lowered load on the dedicated machine. Many Internet sites use the Memcached caching system to increase their effectiveness, among them famous ones such as Reddit and Wikipedia.