Memcached is a caching system, which is used to boost the performance of database-powered websites by caching the requests and the replies between the website visitor and the server. To put it simply, anytime a certain page on such a website is requested, the script sends a query to its database to request the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks on a hyperlink to open another web page, the whole operation is carried out again and this leads to lots of database queries and excessive server load, especially if the website has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to call any info from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your website will increase and you will get more pleased visitors and they will be able to surf through your site much faster. At the same time, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache every time any information in the database is changed, so the site visitors will never wind up seeing outdated content.
Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting
You can use Memcached with all cloud website hosting that we’re offering. It’s offered as an upgrade, which you can get with only a few clicks through your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It requires an extension, which is already installed on our cloud website hosting platform, so you can begin using Memcached once you add it. The upgrade is divided into two parts, which will offer you more versatility depending on the sites that you would like to use it for. The first one specifies the number of the websites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the ‘instances’, whereas the second one refers to the system memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can get 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 quite good idea for traffic-heavy sites with large-size databases and a lot of simultaneous visitors. In this way, you can improve the overall performance of every script-powered site hosted on our cloud servers with ease.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you choose to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you can take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, as the object caching platform’s setup takes a few mouse clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel. The required extension is pre-installed on our servers, so you can start using Memcached the moment you add it to your account. You will be able to choose how many Internet sites can use it and how much information it will cache, i.e. there are 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 pretty flexible in this regard and we do not tie a given number of instances to a pre-defined amount of memory. You can employ the Memcached caching platform to increase the speed of any script-driven Internet site, including those based on widely used applications, such as WordPress or Joomla.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Memcached comes for free with all dedicated servers that we are offering and the one and only requirement is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the distributed memory object caching system for any database-powered website, including those that are based on widely used web-based applications – for example, a WordPress personal blog or a Joomla-powered community web portal. Each dedicated server is tied to a particular amount of system memory that the Memcached system can use, but the minimum amount you will get is 3 GB, which is sufficient enough to increase the load speed of very popular sites greatly, since this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached content. The system will begin storing info the moment it is enabled, so soon thereafter, you will detect the improved overall performance of your sites and the lowered load on the dedicated server. A lot of sites use the Memcached caching system to increase their efficacy, among them famous ones like Reddit and Wikipedia.