Memcached is a memory caching platform, which has been gaining in popularity lately because of its effectiveness. It is used to cache calls and responses between a database and the app that uses it, which can enhance the performance of your Internet site and reduce the generated server load immensely. Every time a webpage on an application-powered website is opened, the application connects to the database and "asks" what info should be shown, and then extracts it. With Memcached, these procedures are skipped, as the platform has already cached all the content that should appear on a specific page. When any content is updated, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ too, so the site visitors will never end up seeing outdated content. The platform is a perfect option for any site that entices plenty of viewers, as it will make it faster than light and will improve the user experience.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
You can make use of the Memcached distributed memory object caching system with all Linux cloud service that we’re offering. It’s offered as an optional upgrade, which you can acquire with only a few clicks of the mouse from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It needs 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 divided into two parts, which will offer you more freedom depending on the Internet sites that you want to use it for. The first one defines the number of the Internet sites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the so-called ‘instances’, while the second one is related to the memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can order more system memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you have added, the more data will be cached, which may be a really good idea for regularly visited sites with very large databases and numerous concurrent visitors. In this way, you can optimize the loading speed of every script-driven site hosted on our servers without any efforts.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you decide to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached easily, since the content caching platform’s setup takes a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension that is required is already installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can begin using Memcached the moment you add it to your account. You’ll be able to select how many sites can use it and how much information it will cache, i.e. there’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the amount of memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your websites becomes very popular, for example, you can always add more memory to it. Our system is extremely flexible in this regard and we do not tie a specific number of instances to a pre-defined amount of memory. You can use Memcached to accelerate any script-driven website, including those based on widely used Internet applications, such as Joomla or WordPress.
Memcached in VPS Servers
If you purchase a VPS server from our company, you will be able to use Memcached at no additional cost, as the data caching platform is offered with all Virtual Private Servers ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. Even if you manage large-scale sites, you will be able to improve their overall performance without effort and the decreased load on your virtual machine will enable you to keep using your current Virtual Private Server hosting plan rather than switching to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that the Memcached platform can use to store content depends on the plan that you’re using, but even with a low-end one, you will have at least several hundred megabytes, which is considerably more than what you’d get with a shared package, so the website performance boost will be serious. You can use Memcached with any database-powered app, irrespective of whether you’ve built it yourself or you are using a ready-made one such as OpenCart, WordPress or Joomla.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Memcached is available for free with all Linux dedicated service that we are offering and the sole requirement is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the object caching system for any database-powered Internet site, including those based on widely used web-based applications – for example, a WordPress personal blog or a Joomla-powered community web portal. Each server is tied to a specific amount of system memory that Memcached can employ, but the minimum you’ll get is 3 gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to improve the load speed of extremely heavy sites seriously, as this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached content. The Memcached system will begin storing content as soon as it is enabled, so shortly thereafter, you’ll notice the optimized performance of your websites and the reduced load on your dedicated machine. Plenty of websites use the Memcached caching system to improve their efficiency, including popular ones like Reddit and Wikipedia.