Memcached is a memory caching system, which has been gaining popularity in recent years owing to its effectiveness. It’s used to cache calls and replies between a database and the app that is using it, which can enhance the performance of your Internet site and reduce the generated server load substantially. Anytime a page on an app-driven site is accessed, the app connects to the database and "asks" what info should be shown, and then pulls it. With Memcached, these procedures are skipped, as the platform has already cached all the content that should appear on a particular webpage. In case any data is updated, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the visitors will never end up seeing old data. The platform is an excellent solution for every site that draws lots of visitors, since it will speed it up and will improve the overall user experience.
Memcached in Shared Web Hosting
You can use the Memcached object caching system with all shared web hosting that we’re offering. It’s available as an upgrade, which you can activate with only a few clicks via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It needs a PHP extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud platform, so you can begin using the Memcached caching system the moment you order it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will offer you more flexibility depending on the sites that you wish to use it for. The first part shows the number of the Internet sites that will use Memcached, or the so-called ‘instances’, whereas the second one refers to the memory, in other words – to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can order more system memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you’ve got, the more content will be cached, which may be an exceptionally good idea for frequently visited websites with large-sized databases and lots of simultaneous visitors. Thus, you can optimize the loading speed of every script-powered site hosted on our servers effortlessly.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can add the Memcached memory caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated servers that we offer and use its full potential for any script-powered Internet site hosted by us. The upgrade is available through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can select two features – the instances and the amount of system memory. These things specify how many sites can use the Memcached caching platform and how much memory it will use to cache your data. You can select them separately, since a given instance is not bound to a fixed amount of memory, so you can use lots of memory for a single large-scale site, for instance. This feature comes in increments of 16 MB and you can get as much memory as you like. The platform can be used with any script-driven website regardless of its type, including those that are based on widely used software apps like WordPress, Drupal or Joomla, and a lot of companies like Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to optimize the speed of their sites.
Memcached in VPS Servers
Memcached comes by default with all VPS servers that are ordered with our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension it requires to work correctly is compiled when the VPS server is set up, so you can begin using the object caching platform once your brand-new server is up and running. The memory that Memcached can use depends on the given plan, but even with the less powerful ones, several hundred megabytes will be at your disposal only for this platform. This will permit you to boost the overall performance of multiple websites hosted on the VPS server at the same time and to reduce the load even if you run data-rich script-based online portals with many users. Memcached can be used with any script – Mambo, Joomla or Drupal, or a custom-built one, and you’ll detect the faster performance shortly after you start using it.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Any dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can start using this data caching system as soon as the dedicated server is fully ready, without having to install or upgrade anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the dedicated server that you have selected, but as our servers are very powerful and given the fact that it is likely that you’ll host resource-requiring sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use is 3 gigabytes. This will allow you to increase the overall performance of extremely large websites effortlessly and you will notice the difference soon after the Memcached system starts caching database requests. You can use the Memcached system with any database-powered web portal, including those based on widely used CMSs such as Joomla and WordPress.