Memcached is a content caching platform, which has been gaining popularity lately because of its efficiency. It is used to cache requests and replies between a database and the app that is using it, which can boost the performance of your Internet site and reduce the generated server load substantially. Anytime a page on an app-powered site is visited, the application connects to the database and "asks" what information should be displayed, and then extracts it. With Memcached, these steps are skipped, as the platform has already cached all the content that should be shown on a particular page. In case any data is edited, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ too, so the site visitors will never end up seeing out-of-date content. Memcached is a perfect solution for any website that has lots of visitors, since it will make it open faster and will improve the overall user experience.
Memcached in Hosting
The Memcached data caching system is available as an optional upgrade with every hosting plan offered by us and you will be able to start using it the moment you activate it, since the PHP extension that it needs so as to function correctly is already available on our leading-edge cloud platform. You can order the upgrade from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes bundled with every plan and a brand new section where you can manage Memcached will show up. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the instances and the amount of system memory, so as to offer you more flexibility. The first one refers to the number of the websites that can use the Memcached caching system, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 16 MB, specifies the maximum size of the content that can be cached by the system. A traffic-heavy site with a large-sized database may require more memory to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so in case you want to upgrade this feature, you’ll be able to do it at any given point with a couple of clicks.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you acquire one of our semi-dedicated server packages, you will find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel, so if you wish to use it for any of the sites hosted in the semi-dedicated account, you can activate it with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. The distributed memory caching platform is suitable for any script-based app like WordPress, Joomla, or even an in-house made application, and depending on your requirements, you’ll be able to choose two separate things – how many Internet sites will use Memcached, in other words – the number of instances; and how much information will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory that the platform will employ. The two things are not tied to each other, so if you own a frequently visited website with lots of content, you can get one instance and a larger amount of memory. Memcached will improve the overall performance of your websites shortly after you activate it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy better loading speeds.
Memcached in VPS Servers
Memcached is included by default with every VPS server offered by us on the condition that you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel, so you will not have to pay any extra cash to be able to use the maximum potential of this distributed memory caching system. The more powerful plan you select, the more system memory Memcached will have for data caching purposes, but you will have no less than several hundred megabytes all the time, which is much more than what you’d get with a shared web hosting package. This will permit you to use the Memcached caching system for plenty of Internet sites, no matter how popular they are, which in turn means that you can use a less powerful package for them without overloading the virtual server. The caching system is ideal for script-driven apps such as WordPress, Joomla, OpenCart or Mambo, and you can utilize it even with a custom-made app. Soon after you activate the Memcached caching system, it will begin caching data and you’ll note the optimized performance of your websites.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Memcached is available free of charge with all dedicated web hosting plans that we’re offering and the one and only condition is that the dedicated machine must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the object caching system for any database-driven Internet site, including those that are based on popular web applications – for example, a WordPress online journal or a Joomla-powered social network. Each server comes with a specific amount of memory that the Memcached system can employ, but the minimum you’ll get is three gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to enhance the speed of extremely popular sites greatly, as this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached info. The system will start storing info once it is activated, so soon after that, you’ll observe the improved performance of your websites and the decreased load on your dedicated machine. Plenty of websites use Memcached to enhance their effectiveness, among them famous ones like Reddit and Wikipedia.