Memcached is a distributed memory caching platform, which is used to improve the loading speed of database-driven Internet sites by caching the requests and the replies between the visitor and the server. In simple terms, anytime a certain page on such a site is requested, the script queries its database to get the info that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to open some other page, the whole process is executed again and this generates multiple database requests and high server load, particularly if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to pull any content from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll have more happy visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your website faster. Plus, the Memcached platform updates its cache whenever any information in the database is altered, so the users will never wind up seeing old data.
Memcached in Shared Hosting
The Memcached caching system comes as an optional upgrade with each and every shared plan offered by our company and you will be able to start using it as soon as you add it, since the PHP extension that it requires so as to work correctly is pre-installed on our innovative cloud web hosting platform. You can order the upgrade from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is available with each and every hosting plan and a new section where you can manage Memcached will appear. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the instances and the memory, so as to offer you more versatility. The first one shows the number of the sites which can use Memcached, whereas the second, which is offered in increments of 16 megabytes, defines the total size of the content that the system can cache. A frequently visited site with a very large database may require more memory to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so if you’d like to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any time with a few clicks.
Memcached in VPS Servers
You will get Memcached with each of the VPS server packages offered by our company if you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the caching platform through the section with the exact same name. The activation takes several clicks and you will see the difference in the performance of your Internet sites almost instantaneously. The amount of system memory that the Memcached caching platform can employ to cache information depends on the particular VPS hosting package that you have selected, but at any rate it will be at least several hundred megabytes, which is quite enough even for several traffic-hungry websites. You can use Memcached with websites based on Joomla, WordPress or any other web-based application and decrease the load on your server, which will permit you to continue using the current Virtual Private Server plan rather than moving to a more powerful one, since you simply won’t need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by popular websites such as Reddit, Zynga and Wikipedia, which is an evidence of its efficacy.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
You can unlock the full potential of Memcached with each dedicated server offered by our company in case you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A special section in it is dedicated to the distributed memory caching system and you can begin using Memcached for any Internet site hosted on the dedicated server with just a couple of clicks. You can enhance the performance of any site, no matter what script-driven web app you are using or how busy the site is, as the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 gigabytes and this amount rises significantly with the more powerful dedicated servers. Shortly after the caching system is activated, it will begin caching data every time somebody opens your website, so, once sufficient information has been cached, you’ll distinguish the reduced load on the dedicated machine and the enhanced performance of the website. The Memcached system is being used by a lot of websites, among them popular portals like Zynga, Wikipedia and Reddit, which verifies the effectiveness of the Memcached caching system.