Memcached is an object caching platform, which is used to enhance the overall performance of database-driven sites by caching the queries and the responses between the visitor and the server. To put it differently, anytime a given web page on such a website is visited, the script queries its database to request the information that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to open another web page, the entire procedure is performed again and this generates multiple database calls and high server load, especially if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer has to cull any information from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your site will increase and you’ll enjoy more happy visitors and they will be able to browse your website much faster. Plus, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache when any content in the database is modified, so the site users will never see outdated content.
Memcached in Shared Web Hosting
You can make use of the Memcached content caching system with all Linux shared web hosting offered by our company. It’s offered as an upgrade, which you can order with only a few mouse clicks from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It requires an extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud hosting platform, so you can begin using the Memcached caching system the moment you order it. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts, which will give you more flexibility depending on the sites that you would like to use it for. The first part reveals the number of the websites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the ‘instances’, whereas the second one is related to the system memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can add more system memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you have, the more content will be cached, which may be an exceptionally good idea for traffic-heavy websites with large-size databases and plenty of visitors. In this way, you can improve the loading speed of every script-based Internet site hosted on our cloud servers with no effort.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you decide to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to take advantage of Memcached easily, as the distributed memory caching platform’s activation takes several clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia Control Panel. The extension that it requires is pre-installed on our servers, so you can start using the Memcached caching platform the moment you add it to your account. You will be able to choose how many websites can use it and how much information it will cache, i.e. there’re two different features that can be upgraded – the instances and the amount of memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your sites becomes very popular, for instance, you can always add more memory to it. Our system is extremely flexible in this regard and we don’t bind a specific number of instances to a pre-defined amount of memory. You can employ Memcached to boost the speed of any script-powered Internet site, including those that are based on famous Internet apps, such as WordPress or Joomla.
Memcached in VPS Web Hosting
If you buy a virtual private server from our company, you’ll be able to use Memcached at no additional fee, as the caching platform is offered with all VPSs ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. Even if you manage large-size Internet sites, you’ll be able to boost their overall performance without effort and the reduced load on your VPS will allow you to keep your current Virtual Private Server package instead of migrating to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use to cache info depends on the plan that you’re using, but even with a low-end one, you will get at least several hundred megabytes, which is considerably more than what you’d get with a shared web hosting plan, so the website performance boost will be substantial. You can take advantage of the Memcached platform with any database-powered web application, no matter if you’ve built it yourself or you are using a ready-for-use one such as Joomla, WordPress or OpenCart.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting
When you get one of our Linux dedicated servers hosting and if you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel during the signup procedure, you will get the Memcached caching platform by default and you can use it with any website that you host on your dedicated server without upgrading or installing anything. It will start storing content as users visit your Internet site, so you’ll notice the effects of using it soon thereafter. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the caching platform is three gigabytes and normally, the more powerful the plan, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to use the caching platform for plenty of websites or for an extremely popular Internet site without weakening its efficiency. The Memcached platform will permit you to improve the load speed of any database-powered site very quickly – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal blog, an OpenCart web shop, etcetera, and to boost the performance of your dedicated machine.