Memcached is an object caching system, which is used to increase the loading speed of database-driven websites by caching the calls and the replies between the website visitor and the server. Simply put, every time a specific page on such a site is accessed, the script calls its database to fetch the info that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to open some other web page, the whole operation is performed again and this generates a lot of database calls and higher server load, even more so if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to extract any data from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your site will "soar" and you will enjoy more happy visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your website much faster. In addition, Memcached "refreshes" its cache whenever any information in the database is modified, so the site users will never wind up seeing out-of-date data.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
You can take advantage of the Memcached content caching system with all Linux cloud hosting packages that we are offering. It’s available as an optional upgrade, which you can add with only a couple of clicks of the mouse through your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It needs a PHP extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform, so you can start using Memcached the moment you order it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will give you more freedom depending on the Internet sites that you want to use it for. The first part concerns 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 system memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you have, the more content will be cached, which may be a pretty good idea for traffic-intensive sites with large databases and many visitors. In this way, you can enhance the performance of every script-based Internet site hosted on our servers without any effort.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can get the Memcached caching system as an upgrade with each of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages and since it works with any script-powered software application, you can use it for any site that you host on our platform, no matter what app you have used – Mambo, WordPress or Joomla, a custom application, etc. You can request the upgrade through the respective section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated server account, and you can choose two separate things – the number of instances and the amount of memory that they will use. To put it simply, these things indicate how many Internet sites will use the Memcached caching system and the maximum amount of system memory that the system will be able to use to store your information. The two things are offered separately for more flexibility and one instance does not come bundled with a fixed amount of memory. You can make the most of the Memcached system with any kind of site and both you and your visitors will quickly perceive the difference in the performance.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting
Any dedicated server that’s ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can begin using this data caching system once your server is fully functional, without needing to activate or upgrade anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can use depends on the server that you’ve chosen, but as our servers are truly powerful and given the fact that it’s likely that you’ll host resource-heavy Internet sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use will be 3 gigabytes. This will enable you to increase the overall performance of very busy Internet sites with no effort and you’ll distinguish the difference soon after the Memcached caching system starts caching database calls. You can make full use of the Memcached system with any database-driven online portal, including those that are based on famous Content Management Systems like Joomla and WordPress.