Memcached is a distributed memory object caching system, which is used to optimize the load speed of database-powered Internet sites by caching the queries and the replies between the visitor and the server. In simple terms, anytime a particular web page on such a website is accessed, the script sends a database query to fetch the info that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to open some other web page, the whole procedure is repeated and this results in multiple database requests and high server load, even more so if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to call any data from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall speed of your website will increase and you’ll get more pleased visitors and they will be able to navigate through your site much faster. Moreover, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache when any content in the database is edited, so the site users will never end up seeing old data.
Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting
You can use the Memcached data caching system with all Linux cloud website hosting packages that we’re offering. It is offered as an upgrade, which you can get with just a few clicks from your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It requires a PHP extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud platform, so you can begin using Memcached the moment you order it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will offer you more versatility depending on the websites that you want to use it for. The first part defines the number of the sites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the ‘instances’, while the second one is related to the system memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can order more system memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you have ordered, the more content will be cached, which may be a very good idea for popular websites with large databases and numerous visitors. In this way, you can increase the speed of every script-powered website hosted on our cloud servers effortlessly.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can add Memcached to any of the Linux semi-dedicated packages that we’re offering and make use of its full capacity for any script-driven website hosted by us. The upgrade is accessible through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can choose two things – the instances and the amount of memory. These things indicate how many sites can use the Memcached caching platform and the amount of system memory that it will use to cache your info. You can select them independently, since a given instance is not bound to a particular amount of memory, so you can use lots of memory for a single regularly visited website, for example. This feature is available in increments of 16 MB and you can get as much memory as you wish. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-powered website regardless of its type, including those that are based on widespread software applications like Joomla, Drupal or WordPress, and plenty of companies like Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to increase the overall performance of their websites.
Memcached in VPS Web Hosting
You will get Memcached with any of the virtual private server plans offered by us if you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the memory caching platform via the section with the same name. The activation requires a couple of clicks of the mouse and you’ll distinguish the difference in the performance of your sites almost instantly. The amount of memory that Memcached can use to cache data depends on the particular VPS hosting package that you’ve selected, but at any rate it will not be less than several hundred MB, which is more than enough even for several resource-heavy websites. You can use the Memcached platform with Internet sites driven by Joomla, WordPress or any other web-based app and decrease the load on your server, which will permit you to keep using the current plan instead of switching to a more powerful one, since you will simply not need it. Memcached is already being used by famous websites such as Reddit, Zynga and Wikipedia, which is a confirmation of its efficiency.