Memcached is a memory caching platform, which is used to improve the loading speed of database-powered Internet sites by caching the calls and the replies between the website visitor and the server. In simple terms, every time a given web page on such a website is opened, the script sends a database query to fetch the info that should be displayed to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to visit some other page, the whole operation is performed again and this leads to lots of database requests and excessive server load, especially if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is accessed again, the script no longer has to cull any info from the database, as everything is delivered 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 surf through your website much faster. Besides, Memcached updates its cache when any content in the database is altered, so the site visitors will never see old data.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
Memcached is available as an upgrade with each cloud hosting plan offered by us and if you wish to use it for any script-based Internet site that you host on our advanced cloud website hosting platform, you will be able to activate it in several simple steps via your Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you will be given the option to upgrade two separate features – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one has to do with the number of the sites that can use the Memcached memory caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several sites, you can order a handful of instances. The second one has to do with the total amount of memory that Memcached will be permitted to use in order to cache info, so for numerous sites (or for one resource-intensive site), you may want to get more memory for better results. The memory comes in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be added every time you need it. With Memcached, any script-driven website hosted on our cloud servers will open much faster.
Memcached in VPS Servers
Memcached is offered by default with each VPS server that we offer if you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel, so you won’t have to pay anything extra to be able to use the maximum capacity of this data caching system. The more powerful Virtual Private Server plan you pick, the more system memory Memcached will have for data storage purposes, but you’ll have no less than several hundred MB all the time, which is much more than what you would get with a shared plan. This will enable you to use the Memcached caching system for multiple sites, regardless of how heavy they are, which in turn means that you can use a less powerful package for them without overloading your VPS. The Memcached caching system is ideal for script-based applications such as WordPress, Joomla, OpenCart or Mambo, and you can use it even with a custom-developed app. Soon after you enable the Memcached caching system, it will begin caching data and you will detect the enhanced overall performance of your sites.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Each dedicated server that’s ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can start using this content caching system once the server is completely functional, without the need to install or upgrade anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can use depends on the dedicated server that you’ve selected, but since our servers are astonishingly powerful and due to the fact that it’s likely that you will host resource-consuming sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use is 3 GB. This will permit you to enhance the performance of very busy Internet sites without efforts and you’ll see the difference shortly after the Memcached caching system starts caching database requests. You can make full use of the system with any database-driven web page, including those that are based on widely used CMSs like WordPress and Joomla.