Memcached is a distributed memory object caching platform, which has been gaining in popularity lately owing to its efficiency. It’s used to cache requests and responses between a database and the app that uses it, which can boost the overall performance of your site and decrease the created server load greatly. Anytime a page on an app-driven website is opened, the application connects to the database and "asks" what information should be shown, and then fetches it. With Memcached, these steps are skipped, since the platform has already cached the content that should be shown on a given web page. If any data is modified, the Memcached content is updated as well, so the visitors will never see out-of-date content. The platform is an ideal solution for any Internet site that draws lots of visitors, since it will make it lightning-fast and will improve the user experience.
Memcached in Shared Website Hosting
If you host script-powered sites in a shared website hosting
account with our company, you will be able to add Memcached to your shared web hosting package with only a couple of clicks of the mouse via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantaneously and, since the needed extension is already installed on our avant-garde cloud hosting platform, you can start using it right away. To give you more versatility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many Internet sites will use Memcached) and to the system memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter is available in increments of 16 megabytes and you can add as much memory as you like. Logically, the more memory Memcached is permitted to use, the more data it will cache, so if you’ve got a resource-absorbing site with lots of content, you may need more memory so as to be able to make the most of the power that Memcached can offer you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can get the Memcached caching system as an optional upgrade with each of our semi-dedicated hosting plans
and since it works with any script-powered software app, you can use it for every Internet site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, regardless of what app you have used – Mambo, WordPress or Joomla™
, a custom-developed one, etc. You can add the upgrade via the corresponding section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated account, and you can select two different features – the number of instances and the amount of memory that they will use. In other words, these things specify how many websites will use Memcached and the maximum amount of system memory that the system will be able to use in order to cache your content. The two things are ordered independently for more freedom and one instance does not come bundled with a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can make use of Memcached with any sort of website and both you and your website visitors will quickly detect the difference in the overall performance.
Memcached in VPS Servers
Memcached is available by default with all VPS plans
that are ordered with our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension it requires so as to function properly is compiled when the virtual server is set up, so you can begin using the data caching platform once your new virtual server is completely operational. The system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the given plan, but even with the lower-end plans, several hundred megabytes will be at your disposal exclusively for this platform. This will allow you to increase the performance of multiple websites hosted on the server simultaneously and to lower the load on the machine even if you manage large script-driven web pages with many visitors. The caching platform can be used with any script – Joomla™
, Mambo or Drupal™
, or a custom-built one, and you will detect the faster performance shortly after you start using it.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Memcached comes for free with all dedicated web hosting plans
that we offer and the one and only requirement is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the object caching system for any database-driven Internet site, including those based on famous web-based apps – for example, a WordPress blog or a Joomla™
-powered community website. Each dedicated machine comes with a particular amount of system memory that Memcached can employ, but the minimum amount you will get is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough to enhance the loading speed of extremely heavy websites considerably, as this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached content. The Memcached system will start caching data as soon as it is enabled, so soon after that, you will detect the improved overall performance of your websites and the decreased load on the server. A lot of websites use the Memcached system to enhance their effectiveness, including popular ones such as Reddit and Wikipedia.