Memcached is a distributed memory caching platform, which has been gaining in popularity in recent years due to its effectiveness. It is used to cache requests and replies between a database and the app that is using it, which can improve the overall performance of your Internet site and decrease the produced load substantially. Every time a web page on an app-driven website is opened, the app connects to the database and "asks" what information should be shown, and then drags it. With Memcached, these steps are skipped, as the platform has already cached all of the content that should be shown on a certain page. If any content is modified, the Memcached content is updated as well, so the website visitors will never see old data. Memcached is an ideal choice for any Internet site that attracts lots of visitors, since it will make it astonishingly fast and will improve the overall user experience.
Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting
The Memcached distributed memory object caching system is available as an optional upgrade with each and every cloud website hosting that we offer and you can begin using it as soon as you order it, since the extension that it requires so as to function correctly is already installed on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. You can request the upgrade via the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with each shared hosting plan and a new Control Panel section where you can manage Memcached will appear. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the number of instances and the system memory, so as to offer you more freedom. The first one shows the number of the websites which can use the Memcached caching system, whereas the second one, which is available in increments of 16 MB, indicates the maximum size of the content that can be cached by the system. A popular site with a large database may need more memory in order to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so if you want to upgrade this service, you will be able to do it at any given moment with a few clicks of the mouse.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you acquire any of our semi-dedicated server packages, you’ll find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades part of your Hepsia Control Panel, so if you’d like to use it for any of the sites hosted in your semi-dedicated server hosting account, you can activate it with only a couple of clicks. The content caching platform is perfect for any script-based software application such as Joomla, WordPress, or even an in-house built app, and based on your needs, you will be able to choose two separate things – how many Internet sites will use Memcached, i.e. the number of instances; and how much content will be stored, i.e. the amount of system memory that the platform will use. The two things are not bound to each other, so if you’ve got a traffic-consuming Internet site with lots of data, you can get one instance and a larger amount of memory. The Memcached platform will increase the overall performance of your websites shortly after you enable it and both you and your visitors will enjoy better loading times.
Memcached in VPS Servers
You will get Memcached with each of the VPS server packages that we’re offering when you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the data caching platform through the Control Panel section with the exact same name. The setup requires several mouse clicks and you’ll distinguish the difference in the overall performance of your sites almost instantly. The amount of system memory that Memcached can take advantage of to store data depends on the particular Virtual Private Server hosting package that you have chosen, but at any rate it won’t be less than several hundred megabytes, which is quite enough even for multiple traffic-consuming Internet sites. You can use Memcached with Internet sites driven by WordPress, Joomla or any other web application and reduce the load on your virtual machine, which will enable you to keep using the current plan rather than switching to a more powerful one, since you will simply not need it. Memcached is already being used by famous websites such as Reddit, Wikipedia and Zynga, which demonstrates its efficiency.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Memcached comes for free with all dedicated servers offered by us and the sole requirement is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the distributed memory caching system for any database-powered website, including those that are based on popular Internet applications – for instance, a WordPress personal diary or a Joomla-powered social networking site. Each dedicated machine comes with a specific amount of memory that the Memcached system can use, but the minimum you will get is three gigabytes, which is quite enough to improve the speed of very popular sites substantially, as this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached content. The Memcached system will begin caching info once it’s activated, so shortly thereafter, you’ll see the improved overall performance of your Internet sites and the decreased server load. Plenty of Internet sites use the Memcached caching system to increase their efficacy, including famous ones like Wikipedia and Reddit.