Memcached is a data caching system, which is used to boost the overall performance of database-powered Internet sites by caching the queries and the replies between the visitor and the server. To put it in simple terms, anytime a certain page on such a website is opened, the script calls its database to fetch the information that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks a link to go to a different web page, the entire operation is executed again and this generates numerous database queries and high load on the server, even more so if the website has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer has to call any info from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall speed of your website will increase and you will enjoy more gratified visitors and they will be able to surf through your site much faster. Besides, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache if any data in the database is altered, so the site visitors will never see outdated content.
Memcached in Web Hosting
When you host script-based sites in a web hosting account with our company, you will be able to add the Memcached caching system to your hosting package with just a few clicks of the mouse from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available immediately and, since the necessary PHP extension is already installed on our advanced cloud platform, you can start using it right away. To give you more versatility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many websites will use Memcached) and to the system memory that Memcached will use. The latter is available in increments of 16 MB and you can order as much memory as you wish. Logically, the more memory the Memcached caching system is allowed to use, the more content it will cache, so if you run a popular website with a lot of data, you may require more memory in order to be able to make full use of the power that Memcached can offer you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can add the Memcached data caching platform to any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we are offering and use its full capacity for any script-powered website hosted by us. The upgrade is offered through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can select two things – the number of instances and the amount of system memory. These things define how many sites can use Memcached and the amount of system memory that it will use to cache your info. You can choose them separately, since a given instance is not tied to a particular amount of memory, so you can use plenty of memory for a single resource-requiring Internet site, for instance. This upgrade is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order as much memory as you need. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-powered website irrespective of its type, including those that are based on widespread software apps like Joomla, Drupal or WordPress, and a lot of companies like Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to increase the speed of their sites.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting
Memcached comes for free with all Linux dedicated servers hosting that we are offering and the only condition is that the dedicated machine must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the content caching system for any database-powered site, including those that are based on widely used Internet apps – for instance, a WordPress online diary or a Joomla-driven social networking website. Each dedicated machine comes with a given amount of memory that the Memcached system can use, but the minimum amount you’ll get is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough to increase the speed of very heavy websites substantially, since this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached data. The Memcached system will start caching data once it’s activated, so soon thereafter, you’ll note the improved overall performance of your websites and the lowered server load. Many Internet sites use the Memcached system to enhance their efficacy, including popular ones such as Wikipedia and Reddit.