Memcached is an object caching system, which is used to increase the performance of database-driven sites by caching the requests and the replies between the website visitor and the server. To put it simply, anytime a particular web page on such a website is accessed, the script sends a database query to request the information that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to go to another web page, the whole process is carried out again and this generates plenty of database queries and high load on the server, even more so if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer has to pull any info from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your site will "soar" and you will get more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your site faster. Moreover, Memcached "refreshes" its cache when any info in the database is altered, so the visitors will never end up seeing old data.
Memcached in Shared Hosting
You can make use of the Memcached content caching system with all shared hosting packages offered by us. It’s offered as an optional upgrade, which you can obtain with only a few clicks through your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It requires an extension, which is already installed on our cloud web hosting platform, so you can begin using Memcached as soon as you order it. The upgrade is divided into two parts, which will offer you more flexibility depending on the sites that you want to use it for. The first part defines the number of the Internet sites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the ‘instances’, whereas the second one refers to the system memory, i.e. to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can order more memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you’ve added, the more data will be cached, which may be a pretty good idea for busy sites with large-size databases and a lot of simultaneous visitors. In this way, you can boost the speed of every script-driven Internet site hosted on our servers with ease.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can add the Memcached data caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated hosting that we offer and use its full capacity for any script-powered site hosted by us. The upgrade is available through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can choose two features – the instances and the memory. These things indicate how many websites can use Memcached and the amount of memory that it will use to store your information. You can select them independently, since one instance is not linked to a fixed amount of system memory, so you can use a lot of memory for a single traffic-hungry website, for instance. This feature is available in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order as much memory as you need. The platform can be used with any script-driven website irrespective of its type, including those that are based on popular web applications like WordPress, Drupal or Joomla, and lots of companies such as Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to boost the loading speed of their websites.
Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting
When you obtain any of our dedicated servers hosting packages and if you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel during the order process, you’ll get the Memcached distributed memory object caching platform by default and you can activate it for any website that you host on your server without upgrading or installing anything. It will start caching content as people visit your Internet site, so you will detect the effect of using it soon thereafter. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the Memcached platform is 3 gigabytes and normally, the more powerful the dedicated plan, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will permit you to take advantage of the platform for many sites or for an extremely popular website without weakening its efficiency. The Memcached platform will allow you to boost the loading speed of any database-driven site in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal blog, an OpenCart web shop, etc., and to optimize the performance of your dedicated server.