Memcached is a content caching system, which is used to improve the loading speed of database-driven Internet sites by caching the queries and the responses between the user and the server. In other words, anytime a specific web page on such a website is visited, the script queries its database to get the info that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a hyperlink to go to another page, the whole operation is executed again and this generates lots of database calls and excessive server load, particularly if the website has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is accessed again, the script no longer needs to fetch any data from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your site will increase and you will get more gratified visitors and they’ll be able to browse your site faster. Moreover, Memcached "refreshes" its cache if any data in the database is altered, so the website users will never wind up seeing old content.
Memcached in Hosting
When you host script-driven sites in a hosting account with our company, you will be able to add the Memcached distributed memory object caching system to your plan with just a couple of clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantly and, since the required PHP extension is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more versatility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many Internet sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of memory that Memcached will use. The latter is offered in increments of 16 MB and you can add memory as many times as you need. Naturally, the more memory the Memcached caching system is allowed to use, the more content it will cache, so in case you own a large-scale website with a lot of data, you may require more memory so as to be able to make the most of the power that Memcached can offer you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you choose to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to take advantage of Memcached with ease, as the data caching platform’s setup requires several mouse clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension that is required is pre-installed on our servers, so you can begin using the Memcached platform the moment you add it to your account. You’ll be able to choose how many sites can use it and how much info it will cache, in other words – there’re two separate upgradable features – the instances and the amount of system memory. You can get more of both, so if one of your sites becomes very busy, for instance, you can always get more memory. Our system is amazingly flexible in this regard and we do not tie a particular number of instances to a fixed amount of memory. You can use the Memcached platform to speed up any script-powered site, including those that are based on famous web-based apps, such as WordPress or Joomla.
Memcached in Dedicated Hosting
Memcached comes for free with all Linux dedicated servers hosting packages that we’re offering and the only requirement is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the memory caching system for any database-driven Internet site, including those based on popular web applications – for example, a WordPress blog or a Joomla-driven community website. Each server is tied to a different amount of memory that the Memcached system can use, but the minimum amount you will get is 3 gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to accelerate the load speed of extremely popular sites tremendously, since this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached content. The Memcached system will start caching information as soon as it’s activated, so soon thereafter, you’ll see the enhanced overall performance of your websites and the lowered load. A lot of sites use the Memcached caching system to enhance their efficacy, including famous ones such as Wikipedia and Reddit.