Memcached is a data caching platform, which has been gaining popularity lately due to its effectiveness. It is used to cache queries and replies between a database and the application that’s using it, which can improve the overall performance of your site and reduce the generated load considerably. Every time a web page on an app-driven site is visited, the app connects to the database and "asks" what information should be displayed, and then fetches it. With Memcached, these procedures are omitted, as the platform has already cached all of the content that should be displayed on a given web page. When any content is changed, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ too, so the website visitors will never see old data. Memcached is a perfect option for every site that draws lots of visitors, since it will make it extra-fast and will enhance the overall user experience.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
Memcached comes as an optional upgrade with each and every cloud hosting account that we’re offering and if you’d like to use it for any script-powered Internet site that you host on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform, you will be able to order it in several simple steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be given the option to upgrade two different features – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one is related to the number of the sites that can use the Memcached data caching system simultaneously, so if you need it for several sites, you can get a number of instances. The second one has to do with the total amount of memory that the system will be allowed to use to cache info, so for plenty of websites (or for one busy site), you should get more memory for better performance. The memory is available in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be added every time you need it. With Memcached, each script-driven website hosted on our servers will load incredibly fast.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can get the Memcached caching system as an optional upgrade with all our Linux semi-dedicated servers and since it works with any script-powered web application, you can use it for each Internet site that you host on our platform, irrespective of what app you have used – Mambo, Joomla or WordPress, a custom-created application, etc. You can order the upgrade through the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated server account, and you can select two different things – the instances and the amount of memory that they will use. To put it in simple terms, these things show the number of the sites that will use the Memcached system and the amount of memory that the system will be able to use to cache your content. The two features are ordered separately for more flexibility and one instance does not come bundled with a fixed amount of memory. You can make use of the Memcached system with any kind of website and both you and the website visitors will quickly perceive the difference in the overall performance.
Memcached in VPS Servers
You’ll get Memcached with any of the VPS server plans offered by us when you select Hepsia as your Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the platform via the section with the very same name. The configuration takes a couple of clicks and you will distinguish the difference in the overall performance of your Internet sites almost instantly. The amount of system memory that the Memcached caching platform can use to store information depends on the given Virtual Private Server hosting plan that you’ve chosen, but at any rate it will not be less than several hundred MB, which is quite enough even for several content-rich websites. You can use the Memcached platform with Internet sites driven by Joomla, WordPress or any other software app and reduce the load on your Virtual Private Server, which will enable you to continue using the current Virtual Private Server package rather than switching to a more powerful one, since you will simply not need it. Memcached is already being used by popular websites like Reddit, Zynga and Wikipedia, which demonstrates its efficiency.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Any dedicated server that is ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can begin using this content caching system as soon as the server is fully ready, without the need to upgrade or install anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the server that you’ve picked, but since our servers are astonishingly powerful and considering the fact that it’s likely that you’ll host resource-requiring websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use will be three gigabytes. This will allow you to boost the performance of extremely busy websites without efforts and you’ll see the difference shortly after Memcached begins caching database calls. You can take full advantage of the caching system with any database-driven site, including those that are based on famous CMSs such as Joomla and WordPress.