Memcached is a content caching system, which has been gaining in popularity lately because of its efficiency. It’s used to cache queries and responses between a database and the application that uses it, which can boost the overall performance of your Internet site and reduce the generated load substantially. Anytime a web page on an app-powered site is accessed, the app connects to the database and "asks" what information should be shown, and then fetches it. With Memcached, these steps are skipped, as the platform has already cached all the content that should be shown on a given page. In case any data is updated, the Memcached content is updated as well, so the visitors will never end up seeing old content. Memcached is a perfect choice for any Internet site that attracts numerous visitors, as it will make it open faster and will enhance the overall user experience.
Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting
You can make use of the Memcached distributed memory object caching system with all Linux cloud website hosting services that we’re offering. It is offered as an optional upgrade, which you can acquire with only a few clicks of the mouse from your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It requires an extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud hosting platform, so you can begin using Memcached once you add it. The upgrade is divided into two parts, which will give you more flexibility depending on the Internet sites that you would like to use it for. The first part indicates the number of the sites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the so-called ‘instances’, whereas the second one is related to the system memory, in other words – to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can get more memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you’ve added, the more content will be cached, which may be a rather good idea for busy sites with large-sized databases and many users. Thus, you can supercharge the performance of any script-based website hosted on our servers without efforts.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you get one of our semi-dedicated server plans, you will find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel, so if you would like to use it for any of the sites hosted in your semi-dedicated server hosting account, you can enable it with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. The content caching platform is ideal for any script-based software application like Joomla, WordPress, or even an in-house built application, and based on your requirements, you will be able to select two different things – how many Internet sites will use Memcached, i.e. the number of instances; and how much data will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory that the platform will employ. The two features are not bound to each other, so if you run a busy Internet site with a lot of content, you can order one instance and a large amount of system memory. The Memcached platform will enhance the overall performance of your sites shortly after you enable it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy much faster load times.
Memcached in VPS
Memcached is available by default with all Linux VPS that are ordered with our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension it requires in order to perform properly is compiled when the virtual server is configured, so you can start using the memory caching platform as soon as your new VPS is ready. The memory that Memcached can use depends on the given VPS plan, but even with the lower-end ones, you will get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal for this platform exclusively. This will allow you to improve the overall performance of multiple websites hosted on the virtual server at the same time and to lower the load on the virtual machine even if you run resource-hungry script-driven sites with lots of viewers. The platform can be used with any script – Mambo, Drupal or Joomla, or a custom one, and you’ll detect the better overall performance shortly after you begin using it.
Memcached in Dedicated Hosting
If you purchase one of our dedicated hosting and if you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel during the order process, you will get the Memcached object caching platform as standard and you can enable it for each Internet site that you host on your dedicated machine without upgrading or installing anything. It will begin storing content as people open your Internet site, so you will notice the result of using it soon thereafter. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the caching platform is 3 gigabytes and naturally, the more powerful the dedicated plan, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will permit you to use the caching platform for multiple Internet sites or for a very large Internet site without weakening its efficiency. The Memcached platform will enable you to increase the speed of any database-driven site very quickly – a Joomla portal, a WordPress blog, an OpenCart store, etc., and to optimize the performance of your dedicated machine.