Memcached is a distributed memory object caching system, which is used to supercharge the speed of database-driven Internet sites by caching the calls and the responses between the website visitor and the server. Put simply, every time a particular page on such a site is visited, the script connects to its database to fetch the info that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to go to a different web page, the entire operation is executed again and this leads to a lot of database requests and higher load on the server, especially if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so in case any of these pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to extract any content from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your site will "soar" and you will have more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to browse your site faster. At the same time, Memcached "refreshes" its cache every time any content in the database is modified, so the website users will never wind up seeing old data.
Memcached in Shared Web Hosting
You can take advantage of the Memcached distributed memory caching system with all shared web hosting plans that we offer. It’s available as an upgrade, which you can add with only a few clicks via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It needs a PHP extension, which is already installed on our cloud platform, so you can begin using Memcached the moment you add it. The upgrade is divided into two parts, which will give you more freedom depending on the Internet sites that you want to use it for. The first one defines the number of the sites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the ‘instances’, while the second one refers 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 megabytes and the more memory you have, the more data will be cached, which may be a quite good idea for popular websites with large-sized databases and lots of users. In this way, you can enhance the loading speed of any script-powered Internet site hosted on our servers effortlessly.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you decide to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached easily, since the caching platform’s setup requires a few mouse clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The required PHP extension is pre-installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can start using the Memcached caching platform the moment you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You’ll be able to choose how many sites can use it and how much info can be cached, i.e. there’re two different features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. You can get more of both, so if one of your Internet sites becomes extremely popular, for instance, you can always add more memory to it. Our system is stunningly flexible in this regard and we don’t bind a particular number of instances to a fixed amount of memory. You can take advantage of Memcached to improve the speed of any script-driven Internet site, including those based on famous software apps, such as Joomla or WordPress.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Memcached comes free of charge with all dedicated web hosting plans that we’re offering and the only requirement is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the data caching system for any database-powered Internet site, including those that are based on widely used Internet applications – for instance, a WordPress personal weblog or a Joomla-driven community website. Each dedicated server comes with a certain amount of system memory that the Memcached caching system can employ, but the minimum you will get is three gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to optimize the speed of very heavy websites significantly, as this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached content. The system will begin storing information once it’s enabled, so soon thereafter, you will note the optimized overall performance of your sites and the reduced load on your dedicated server. Lots of Internet sites use the Memcached system to improve their effectiveness, among them famous ones like Wikipedia and Reddit.