Memcached is a distributed memory caching system, which has been gaining in popularity lately because of its effectiveness. It is used to cache calls and replies between a database and the app that’s using it, which can improve the performance of your Internet site and decrease the generated load significantly. Every time a web page on an app-driven Internet site is opened, the app connects to the database and "asks" what information 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 be shown on a certain webpage. In case any data is edited, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ too, so the site visitors will never see out-of-date content. The platform is an ideal choice for every website that has many visitors, since it will make it faster than the blink of an eye and will improve the overall user experience.
Memcached in Shared Web Hosting
The Memcached caching system comes as an optional upgrade with every shared web hosting service offered by us and you’ll be able to begin using it the moment you activate it, as the extension that it requires so as to perform properly is pre-installed on our avant-garde cloud hosting platform. You can order the upgrade via the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each shared web hosting plan and a new section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the number of instances and the memory, so as to give you more versatility. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached caching system, while the second, which is offered in increments of 16 megabytes, indicates the total size of the content that the system can cache. A frequently visited Internet site with a large-size database may need more memory so as to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so if you need to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any given point with a few mouse clicks.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you purchase any of our semi-dedicated server plans, you’ll find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades section of your Hepsia Control Panel, so if you’d like to use it for any of the Internet sites hosted in the account, you can enable it with only a few clicks of the mouse. The data caching platform is ideal for any script-based app such as Joomla, WordPress, or even a tailor-made app, and based on your needs, you will be able to choose two different features – how many Internet sites will use the Memcached platform, in other words – the number of instances; and how much content will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory that the platform will use. The two features are not tied to each other, so if you manage a high-demand website with a lot of data, you can get one instance and a larger amount of memory. The Memcached platform will boost the performance of your Internet sites shortly after you activate it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy much faster loading speeds.
Memcached in VPS Servers
Memcached is available by default with all VPS servers that are ordered with our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension it requires to perform properly is compiled when the virtual server is set up, so you can start using the distributed memory object caching platform as soon as your brand-new Virtual Private Server is completely functional. The memory that Memcached can use depends on the particular Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the less powerful plans, you will get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal only for this platform. This will allow you to accelerate the overall performance of numerous websites hosted on the Virtual Private Server simultaneously and to decrease the load on the machine even if you have resource-consuming script-powered sites with multiple users. The Memcached platform can be used with any script – Mambo, Drupal or Joomla, or a custom one, and you’ll see the faster performance shortly after you start using it.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
You can take advantage of the full potential of Memcached with each and every dedicated server offered by us if you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A section in it is dedicated to the distributed memory object caching system and you can begin using Memcached for any Internet site hosted on the server with just several clicks. You can improve the overall performance of any site, no matter what script-based application you rely on or how large the Internet site is, as the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use is three gigabytes and this amount rises tremendously with the more powerful dedicated servers. Soon after the caching system is enabled, it will start caching data each time someone browses your site, so, once enough information has been stored, you’ll see the lowered load and the enhanced performance of your website. Memcached is being used by a lot of websites, among them popular portals such as Wikipedia, Reddit and Zynga, which verifies the effectiveness of the Memcached system.