Memcached is a distributed memory caching platform, which has been gaining popularity lately thanks to its efficiency. It is used to cache queries and responses between a database and the application that’s using it, which can accelerate the performance of your Internet site and decrease the created load substantially. Anytime a page on an app-powered website is opened, the app connects to the database and "asks" what information should be shown, and then extracts it. With Memcached, these steps are skipped, since the platform has already cached all the content that should be shown on a specific web page. If any content is updated, the Memcached content is updated too, so the website visitors will never end up seeing old content. The Memcached platform is a perfect option for any Internet site that has a lot of visitors, as it will make it extra-fast and will enhance the overall user experience.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
The Memcached caching system comes as an upgrade with every Linux cloud hosting that we’re offering and you will be able to start using it once you enable it, since the extension that it requires in order to perform correctly is already available on our avant-garde cloud website hosting platform. You can request the upgrade via the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with every web hosting plan and a new section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the instances and the system memory, so as to offer you more flexibility. The first one shows the number of the websites that can use the Memcached caching system, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 16 megabytes, specifies the maximum size of the content that the system can cache. A heavy-traffic Internet site with a very large database may require more memory to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so if you wish to upgrade this feature, you’ll be able to do it at any given time with a couple of mouse clicks.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can get the Memcached content caching system as an upgrade with each of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans and since it works with any script-driven web application, you can use it for each site that you host on our servers, regardless of what application you have used – WordPress, Joomla or Mambo, a custom-developed application, etc. You can order the upgrade from the respective section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated server account, and you can select two separate things – the number of instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. In other words, these things determine the number of the Internet sites that will use the Memcached caching system and the amount of memory that the system will be able to use to store your info. The two features are ordered independently for more flexibility and one instance does not come bundled with a fixed amount of system memory. You can make use of the Memcached system with any type of site and both you and your visitors will quickly notice the difference in the overall performance.
Memcached in VPS Servers
When you purchase a VPS server from us, you will be able to use Memcached at no additional charge, as the caching platform is available with all VPS servers ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you run traffic-intensive sites, you can enhance their overall performance without any effort and the lowered load on the virtual server will allow you to keep using your current VPS plan rather than moving to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that the Memcached platform can use to cache content depends on the package that you are using, but even with a less powerful one, you’ll have no less than several hundred megabytes, which is considerably more than what you’d get with a shared web hosting package, so the website performance boost will be considerable. You can take advantage of Memcached with any database-powered web application, no matter if you’ve built it yourself or you’re using a ready-made one such as Joomla, WordPress or OpenCart.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
If you get any of our Linux dedicated web hosting plans and if you select Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel during the signup process, you will get the Memcached distributed memory caching platform as standard and you can activate it for any website that you host on your dedicated server without installing or upgrading anything. It will begin storing info as people visit your website, so you will notice the results of using it soon after that. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the Memcached platform is 3 gigabytes and naturally, the more powerful the dedicate server package, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to take advantage of the caching platform for multiple Internet sites or for a very large site without compromising its effectiveness. Memcached will allow you to accelerate the speed of any database-powered site in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal journal, an OpenCart web shop, etcetera, and to improve the overall performance of your dedicated server.