Memcached is a distributed memory object caching system, which is used to enhance the speed of database-powered sites by caching the calls and the replies between the website visitor and the server. To put it differently, every time a given page on such a website is requested, the script sends a database query to fetch the info that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to go to a different page, the entire procedure is repeated and this results in a lot of database queries and higher load on the server, especially if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is accessed again, the script no longer needs to pull any info from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll have more gratified visitors and they will be able to browse your site faster. What’s more, Memcached "refreshes" its cache when any content in the database is edited, so the site users will never wind up seeing old content.
Memcached in Hosting
You can take advantage of the Memcached content caching system with all Linux hosting offered by us. It is available as an optional upgrade, which you can activate with just a couple of clicks of the mouse from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It needs an extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud platform, so you can begin using the Memcached caching system as soon as you order it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will offer you more versatility depending on the Internet sites that you want to use it for. The first one determines the number of the websites that will use Memcached, or the ‘instances’, while the second one refers to the system memory, i.e. to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can order more memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you’ve added, the more content will be cached, which may be a good idea for traffic-intensive websites with large-size databases and lots of simultaneous visitors. In this way, you can accelerate the loading speed of every script-driven website hosted on our cloud servers without effort.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can get Memcached as an upgrade with each of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting and since it works with any script-powered software app, you can use it for each website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, irrespective of what app you have used – WordPress, Mambo or Joomla, a custom-built one, etc. You can request the upgrade from the corresponding section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated account, and you can choose two separate features – the number of instances and the amount of memory that they will use. In simple terms, these things define how many Internet sites will use the Memcached caching system and the maximum amount of memory that the system will be able to use to store your info. The two things are ordered independently for more freedom and one instance does not come bundled with a fixed amount of memory. You can make the most of the Memcached system with any sort of website and both you and the visitors will quickly notice the difference in the overall performance.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting
Memcached comes for free with all Linux dedicated servers hosting that we offer and the only requirement is that the dedicated machine must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the caching system for any database-powered website, including those that are based on popular web-based applications – for example, a WordPress online diary or a Joomla-driven social networking website. Each dedicated server comes with a certain amount of memory that Memcached can employ, but the minimum you will get is 3 gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to boost the speed of extremely large sites seriously, since this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached info. The system will begin storing information as soon as it is activated, so soon thereafter, you’ll see the improved performance of your sites and the reduced load on the dedicated machine. Lots of Internet sites use Memcached to increase their effectiveness, among them famous ones like Wikipedia and Reddit.