Memcached is a distributed memory object caching system, which has been gaining popularity in recent years thanks to its efficiency. It is used to cache calls and replies between a database and the application that uses it, which can increase the overall performance of your Internet site and decrease the generated server load significantly. Every time a web page on an application-driven Internet site is visited, the app connects to the database and "asks" what info should be displayed, and then drags it. With Memcached, these procedures are skipped, since the platform has already cached all of the content that should appear on a particular web page. When any content is edited, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the users will never end up seeing out-of-date data. The platform is a perfect solution for every website that draws many visitors, since it will make it lightning-fast and will improve the overall user experience.
Memcached in Shared Web Hosting
If you host script-powered sites in a shared web hosting account with our company, you will be able to add the Memcached content caching system to your shared web hosting package with just a couple of clicks of the mouse via your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantly and, since the PHP extension needed for it is pre-installed on our advanced cloud website hosting platform, you can start using it straight away. To give you more versatility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many Internet sites will use Memcached) and to the memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 MB and you can add as much memory as you want. Naturally, the more memory Memcached is permitted to use, the more content it will cache, so if you run a resource-intensive website with a lot of data, you may need more memory to be able to take full advantage of the power that Memcached can offer you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you buy any of our semi-dedicated server packages, you’ll find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you want to use it for any of the sites hosted in the semi-dedicated account, you can add it with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. The distributed memory object caching platform is suitable for any script-based software app such as WordPress, Joomla, or even a custom-built app, and based on your necessities, you will be able to select two separate features – how many Internet sites will use the Memcached caching platform, in other words – the number of instances; and how much content will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory that the platform will use. The two features are not bound to each other, so if you run a popular 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 activate it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy much faster load times.
Memcached in VPS Hosting
Memcached comes by default with all VPS hosting ordered with our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension it needs to work properly is compiled when the virtual server is set up, so you can start using the data caching platform as soon as your brand new VPS server is completely operational. The system memory that the Memcached platform can employ depends on the given Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the low-end ones, you’ll get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal only for this platform. This will allow you to accelerate the overall performance of multiple websites hosted on the virtual server at the same time and to decrease the load on the virtual machine even if you own content-heavy script-driven sites with multiple users. Memcached can be used with any script – Drupal, Joomla or Mambo, or a custom-made one, and you will detect the faster overall performance shortly after you begin using it.
Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting
Each dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can begin using the caching system the moment your server is configured, without needing to activate or upgrade anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can use depends on the server that you have chosen, but as our servers are rather powerful and considering the fact that it’s likely that you’ll host resource-demanding websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use is 3 GB. This will permit you to accelerate the overall performance of extremely popular websites without efforts and you’ll detect the difference soon after the Memcached caching system starts caching database queries. You can make the most of the system with any database-powered website, including those based on widely used CMSs like Joomla and WordPress.