Memcached is a distributed memory caching system, which is used to accelerate the load speed of database-driven websites by caching the calls and the replies between the user and the server. Simply put, every time a particular page on such a website is requested, the script sends a database query to request the information that should be shown to the website visitor. If the latter clicks on a link to go to another web page, the entire procedure is executed again and this generates plenty of database requests and excessive server load, especially if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so in case any of these pages is opened again, the script no longer needs to request any data from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your site will "soar" and you will have more pleased visitors and they will be able to navigate through your site much faster. Moreover, Memcached updates its cache when any info in the database is modified, so the website visitors will never end up seeing outdated data.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
Memcached is offered as an upgrade with each and every cloud hosting
account offered by our company and in case you’d like to use it for any script-driven Internet site that you host on our innovative cloud platform, you’ll be able to add it in a couple of easy steps through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you will be offered the option to upgrade two different things – 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 data caching system simultaneously, so if you need it for several Internet sites, you can order a number of instances. The second one has to do with the total amount of memory that Memcached will be permitted to use to cache info, so for many websites (or for one single traffic-hungry site), you should order more memory for better results. The memory is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be added every time you need it. With Memcached, any script-powered site hosted on our servers will load faster than the speed of light.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you buy any of our semi-dedicated server
packages, you will find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades part of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you want to use it for any of the sites hosted in the semi-dedicated server hosting account, you can activate it with only a few mouse clicks. The distributed memory caching platform is perfect for any script-based application like Joomla™
, WordPress, or even a custom-developed one, and depending on your needs, you will be able to select two different things – how many Internet sites will use the Memcached platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much information will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory that the platform will use. The two things are not bound to each other, so if you run a popular website with a lot of content, you can get one instance and a large amount of system memory. Memcached will increase the performance of your Internet sites soon after you enable it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy faster loading times.
Memcached in Dedicated Hosting
When you purchase any of our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages
and if you select Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel on the order page, you will get the Memcached distributed memory caching platform by default and you can use it with each Internet site that you host on your server without installing or upgrading anything. It will start caching data as users visit your website, so you’ll detect the results of using it soon thereafter. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the Memcached caching platform is 3 GB and normally, the more powerful the dedicate server package, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to take advantage of the platform for numerous sites or for a very busy Internet site without compromising its efficiency. The Memcached caching platform will enable you to boost the load speed of any database-driven Internet site very quickly – a Joomla™
portal, a WordPress online journal, an OpenCart e-store, etcetera, and to improve the performance of your dedicated machine.