Memcached is a memory caching system, which is used to supercharge the speed of database-powered websites by caching the calls and the responses between the user and the server. In simple terms, anytime a certain web page on such a site is accessed, the script queries its database to get the information that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to open some other page, the whole operation is performed again and this generates a lot of database requests and excessive server load, particularly if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is opened again, the script no longer needs to pull any data from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your site will increase and you’ll enjoy more pleased visitors and they will be able to navigate through your site faster. Moreover, Memcached updates its cache when any info in the database is modified, so the visitors will never end up seeing outdated data.
Memcached in Shared Website Hosting
If you host script-powered websites in a shared website hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to add the Memcached distributed memory caching system to your shared hosting package with just a couple of mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available immediately and, since the required extension is already installed on our innovative cloud web hosting platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many sites will use Memcached) and to the memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order as much memory as you want. Logically, the more memory the Memcached caching system is allowed to use, the more content it will cache, so in case you run a resource-requiring site with lots of data, you may require more memory so as to be able to take full advantage of the power that Memcached can offer you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can get the Memcached distributed memory object caching system as an optional upgrade with all our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages and since it works with any script-powered web application, you can use it for any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, regardless of what app you have used – Joomla, Mambo or WordPress, a custom-developed application, etc. You can request the upgrade from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated account, and you can choose two separate things – the instances and the amount of memory that they will use. To put it in simple terms, these things indicate how many websites will use Memcached and how much memory the system will be able to use in order to cache your information. The two things are offered separately for more freedom and one instance does not come with a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached system with any sort of website and both you and the website visitors will quickly perceive the difference in the performance.
Memcached in Dedicated Hosting
When you order one of our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages and if you pick Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel on the order form, you’ll get the Memcached data caching platform as standard and you can set it up for each site that you host on the dedicated machine without installing or upgrading anything. It will start storing content as people visit your website, so you’ll notice the result of using it soon thereafter. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the Memcached platform is 3 GB and naturally, the more powerful the package, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will allow you to use the platform for a lot of Internet sites or for an extremely heavy site without compromising its efficacy. The Memcached caching platform will permit you to boost the load speed of any database-driven website in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal diary, an OpenCart web shop, etcetera, and to improve the overall performance of your dedicated machine.