Memcached is a memory caching system, which has been gaining in popularity in recent years thanks to its efficiency. It is used to cache requests and replies between a database and the app that uses it, which can enhance the performance of your site and decrease the produced server load significantly. Anytime a page on an application-driven website is visited, the app connects to the database and "asks" what info should be shown, and then pulls it. With Memcached, these procedures are omitted, since the platform has already cached all the content that should appear on a given page. In case any content is edited, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the site visitors will never end up seeing out-of-date content. The Memcached platform is an excellent solution for every site that entices plenty of visitors, as it will make it faster than the speed of sound and will improve the overall user experience.
Memcached in Shared Hosting
The Memcached distributed memory caching system comes as an upgrade with every Linux shared service that we’re offering and you will be able to begin using it the moment you activate it, as the PHP extension that it needs in order to work correctly is already installed on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform. You can order the upgrade through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each hosting package and a brand new section where you can manage Memcached will show up. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of system memory, so as to give you more freedom. The first one shows the number of the Internet sites which can use Memcached, whereas the second, which is offered in increments of 16 MB, indicates the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A heavy-traffic Internet site with a large-sized database may need more memory in order to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so in case you want to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any time with several mouse clicks.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you buy any of our semi-dedicated server plans, you’ll find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades part of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you want to use it for any of the websites hosted in the semi-dedicated server hosting account, you can enable it with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. The distributed memory caching platform is suitable for any script-based app like Joomla, WordPress, or even a custom-built application, and based on your necessities, you will be able to select two separate features – how many websites will use Memcached, in other words – 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 own a traffic-consuming Internet site with a lot of data, you can get one instance and a large amount of system memory. The Memcached platform will boost the overall performance of your Internet sites soon after you enable it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy much better load speeds.
Memcached in VPS Servers
Memcached comes by default with each and every VPS server that we offer as long as you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel, so you won’t have to pay anything extra to be able to make the most of the full capacity of this memory caching system. The more powerful plan you choose, the more system memory Memcached will have for information caching purposes, but you will have at least several hundred megabytes all the time, which is much more than what you would get with a shared plan. This will enable you to use Memcached for numerous sites, no matter how busy they are, which in turn means that you can use a less powerful plan for them without overloading your virtual machine. The Memcached caching system is perfect for script-powered software apps such as WordPress, Joomla, OpenCart or Mambo, and you can utilize it even with a custom-created app. Soon after you enable the Memcached caching system, it will start storing content and you will detect the optimized overall performance of your sites.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Memcached comes free of charge with all dedicated servers offered by our company and the sole requirement is that the dedicated machine must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the memory caching system for any database-powered website, including those based on popular web apps – for instance, a WordPress blog or a Joomla-powered community portal. Each dedicated server is tied to a particular amount of system memory that Memcached can employ, but the minimum amount you will get is three gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to enhance the load speed of extremely heavy websites considerably, since this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached content. The system will begin caching information once it’s activated, so soon thereafter, you will detect the optimized overall performance of your sites and the lowered load on the server. A lot of websites use the Memcached caching system to boost their effectiveness, including famous ones such as Wikipedia and Reddit.