Memcached is a caching platform, which is used to increase the performance of database-powered websites by caching the requests and the responses between the website visitor and the server. In other words, anytime a given page on such a website is visited, 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 open some other web page, the whole procedure is repeated and this generates a lot of database calls and higher server load, particularly if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer has to extract any content from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll have more gratified visitors and they will be able to navigate through your site much faster. Moreover, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache whenever any content in the database is updated, so the website users will never wind up seeing outdated data.
Memcached in Shared Web Hosting
Memcached is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux shared web hosting offered by us and you’ll be able to start using it once you order it, since the PHP extension that it needs so as to run properly is already installed on our leading-edge cloud website hosting platform. You can order the upgrade through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with each web hosting package and a brand-new section where you can manage Memcached will appear. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of memory, so as to give you more flexibility. The first one shows the number of the websites that can use the Memcached caching system, whereas the second one, which comes in increments of 16 MB, specifies the maximum size of the content that the system can cache. A busy Internet site with a large database may require more memory in order to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so in case you’d like to upgrade this feature, you’ll be able to do it at any given moment with a couple of mouse clicks.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can get the Memcached memory caching system as an upgrade with all our Linux semi-dedicated hosting and since it works with any script-driven application, you can use it for every website that you host on our servers, regardless of what application you have used – WordPress, Mambo or Joomla, a custom-developed one, etc. You can order the upgrade via the respective section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated account, and you can choose two different features – the instances and the amount of memory that they will use. In simple terms, these things define how many websites will use Memcached and the amount of memory that the system will be able to use to store your information. The two features are offered independently for more freedom and one instance does not come bundled with a particular amount of system memory. You can make full use of the Memcached system with any sort of site and both you and your visitors will quickly spot the difference in the performance.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting
Any dedicated server that is ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can start using the object caching system once your dedicated server is completely ready, without needing to upgrade or install anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can employ depends on the dedicated server that you have picked, but since our servers are rather powerful and due to the fact that it is likely that you’ll host resource-hungry sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use will be 3 GB. This will permit you to increase the overall performance of extremely heavy Internet sites without any effort and you’ll note the difference shortly after the Memcached system starts caching database queries. You can make use of the system with any database-powered site, including those that are based on popular Content Management Systems like Joomla and WordPress.