Memcached is a content caching platform, which is used to improve the performance of database-powered websites by caching the requests and the replies between the visitor and the server. To put it differently, every time a particular page on such a website is requested, the script connects to its database to get the information that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a hyperlink to open another page, the entire procedure is executed again and this leads to a lot of database queries and excessive load on the server, even more so if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer has to call any data from the database, since everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall speed of your website will increase and you will get more gratified visitors and they will be able to navigate through your site faster. Moreover, Memcached "refreshes" its cache whenever any data in the database is modified, so the users will never see old data.
Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting
If you host script-powered sites in a cloud web hosting account with our company, you will be able to add the Memcached content caching system to your shared web hosting plan with only a few mouse clicks from your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available momentarily and, since the needed extension is pre-installed on our innovative cloud hosting platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more versatility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many Internet sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of system memory that Memcached will use. The latter is available in increments of 16 megabytes and you can add memory whenever you want. Naturally, the more memory the Memcached caching system is allowed to use, the more data it will cache, so in case you own a resource-demanding website with a lot of data, you may need more memory in order to be able to take advantage of the power that Memcached can offer you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can add the Memcached distributed memory object caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated service offered by us and make use of its full potential for any script-powered website hosted on our servers. The upgrade is accessible through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can select two features – the number of instances and the amount of memory. These things define how many sites can use the Memcached caching platform and how much memory it will use to cache your content. You can choose them separately, since one instance is not linked to a particular amount of system memory, so you can use lots of memory for a single traffic-heavy website, for instance. This upgrade comes in increments of 16 MB and you can order as much memory as you like. The platform can be used with any script-driven website regardless of its nature, including those based on widespread applications like Joomla, WordPress or Drupal, and plenty of companies like Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to increase the loading speed of their sites.
Memcached in VPS Servers
Memcached comes by default with all VPS service ordered with our custom Hepsia Control Panel. The extension it needs in order to perform correctly is compiled when the VPS server is configured, so you can start using the memory caching platform the moment your new virtual server is fully functional. The system memory that the Memcached caching platform can use depends on the given Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the less powerful plans, several hundred megabytes will be at your disposal exclusively for this platform. This will permit you to increase the overall performance of multiple websites hosted on the server simultaneously and to decrease the load even if you have popular script-based sites with many users. The platform can be used with any script – Drupal, Mambo or Joomla, or a custom one, and you will observe the better performance shortly after you start using it.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
You can make use of the full potential of Memcached with each dedicated server offered by us in case you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel. A special Control Panel section is dedicated to the memory caching system and you can start using Memcached for any Internet site hosted on the machine with just a few clicks of the mouse. You can enhance the performance of any site, regardless of what script-powered web application you are using or how popular the website is, since the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to employ is three gigabytes and this amount increases immensely with the more powerful dedicated servers. Soon after the system is activated, it will begin caching info each time someone accesses your site, so, once sufficient info has been cached, you will see the reduced load on your server and the optimized overall performance of the website. Memcached is used by a lot of websites, including popular portals such as Zynga, Wikipedia and Reddit, which is a proof of the efficiency of the Memcached caching system.