Memcached is a distributed memory caching system, which is used to enhance the loading speed of database-driven Internet sites by caching the queries and the replies between the user and the server. In other words, every time a specific web page on such a site 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 on a hyperlink to visit some other web page, the entire procedure is carried out again and this results in lots of database queries and excessive server load, particularly if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case any of these pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to cull any data from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall speed of your website will increase and you’ll get more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your website much faster. Also, Memcached updates its cache when any data in the database is altered, so the site users will never wind up seeing outdated data.
Memcached in Hosting
Memcached is available as an upgrade with each hosting plan that we’re offering and in case you would like to use it for any script-based site that you host on our cutting-edge cloud platform, you will be able to enable it in a couple of simple steps through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll get the option to upgrade two separate things – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the sites that can use Memcached at the same time, so if you need it for several websites, you can get a number of instances. The second one has to do with the maximum amount of memory that Memcached will be permitted to use in order to cache info, so for numerous websites (or for one popular site), you may want to get more memory for better results. The memory comes in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be ordered at any time. With the Memcached caching system, each script-driven site hosted on our servers will open much faster.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you obtain any of our semi-dedicated server plans, you’ll find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you’d like to use it for any of the sites hosted in the semi-dedicated server hosting account, you can activate it with only a couple of mouse clicks. The platform is suitable for any script-powered web app like WordPress, Joomla, or even a tailor-made one, and depending on your requirements, you’ll be able to select two separate things – how many websites will use Memcached, i.e. the number of instances; and how much information will be stored, i.e. the amount of system memory that the platform will use. The two things are not tied to each other, so if you have a traffic-hungry Internet site with a lot of content, you can get one instance and a large amount of system memory. The Memcached platform will enhance the performance of your Internet sites soon after you enable it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy much better loading speeds.
Memcached in VPS Servers
Memcached is available as standard with all VPS servers ordered with our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel. The extension it requires so as to work correctly is compiled when the server is configured, so you can start using the data caching platform as soon as your new virtual server is up and running. The memory that the Memcached caching platform can employ depends on the particular Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the less powerful ones, you’ll get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal for this platform exclusively. This will allow you to enhance the overall performance of numerous websites hosted on the Virtual Private Server at the same time and to lower the load on the virtual machine even if you manage traffic-consuming script-powered sites with multiple visitors. The caching platform can be used with any script – Drupal, Joomla or Mambo, or a custom-built one, and you’ll observe the faster performance soon after you start using it.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Memcached comes for free with all dedicated servers that we are offering and the sole condition is that the dedicated machine must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the content caching system for any database-powered Internet site, including those that are based on popular web apps – for example, a WordPress blog or a Joomla-driven community portal. Each dedicated server comes with a certain amount of system memory that Memcached can employ, but the minimum amount you will get is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough to boost the speed of extremely large sites seriously, as this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached info. The Memcached system will start storing info as soon as it is enabled, so shortly after that, you’ll notice the improved performance of your Internet sites and the lowered load on your dedicated server. Lots of websites use the Memcached caching system to increase their effectiveness, including famous ones such as Reddit and Wikipedia.