Memcached is a content caching platform, which is used to boost the overall performance of database-driven Internet sites by caching the requests and the replies between the website visitor and the server. Simply put, every time a given web page on such a website is requested, the script sends a database query to fetch the info that should be shown to the website visitor. If the latter clicks on a hyperlink to go to another page, the entire operation is executed again and this results in lots of database calls and high load on the server, especially if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to call any info from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall speed of your website will "soar" and you will get more satisfied visitors and they will be able to surf through your website much faster. In addition, Memcached updates its cache if any info in the database is modified, so the visitors will never wind up seeing old data.
Memcached in Shared Website Hosting
If you host script-driven sites in a shared website hosting account with our company, you will be able to add Memcached to your web hosting plan with just a couple of clicks of the mouse via your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantaneously and, since the necessary extension is already installed on our avant-garde cloud website hosting platform, you can begin using it straight away. To give you more versatility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many websites will use Memcached) and to the system memory that Memcached will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 MB and you can order memory as many times as you like. Naturally, the more memory the Memcached caching system is permitted to use, the more data it will cache, so if you’ve got a frequently visited website with lots of content, you may require more memory to be able to take full advantage of the power that Memcached can give you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can get the Memcached content caching system as an upgrade with all our Linux semi-dedicated hosting and since it works with any script-based web app, you can use it for every site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, no matter what application you have used – WordPress, Joomla or Mambo, a custom-created app, etc. You can request the upgrade through the respective section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated server account, and you can choose two different things – the number of instances and the amount of memory that they will use. To put it simply, these things indicate the number of the sites that will use Memcached and the total amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to store your data. The two things are offered separately for more freedom and one instance does not come with a fixed amount of memory. You can make use of the Memcached system with any type of site and both you and your visitors will swiftly notice the difference in the performance.
Memcached in Dedicated Hosting
Each dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can begin using the content caching system once the dedicated server is assembled, without needing to upgrade or activate anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the server that you have selected, but since our servers are truly powerful and due to the fact that it’s likely that you’ll host resource-hungry sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use will be 3 gigabytes. This will enable you to enhance the overall performance of very large sites without effort and you will detect the difference shortly after Memcached starts caching database requests. You can make use of the caching system with any database-powered portal, including those based on popular CMSs like Joomla and WordPress.