Memcached is a content caching system, which is used to accelerate the loading speed of database-driven sites by caching the calls and the replies between the user and the server. In simple terms, anytime a specific web page on such a site is requested, the script sends a database query to fetch the info that should be shown to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a link to go to another page, the entire process is repeated and this results in a lot of database calls and excessive server load, even more so if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer has to call any data from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your site will "soar" and you will get more gratified visitors and they will be able to surf through your website faster. In addition, Memcached "refreshes" its cache when any info in the database is updated, so the users will never see out-of-date data.
Memcached in Website Hosting
Memcached is available as an optional upgrade with each website hosting plan offered by us and if you wish to use it for any script-based website that you host on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform, you will be able to activate it in a couple of easy steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be given the option to upgrade two different features – the instances and the memory. The first one is related to the number of the sites that can use Memcached at the same time, so if you need it for several websites, you can order a number of instances. The second one refers to the maximum amount of memory that Memcached will be allowed to use in order to cache content, so for many websites (or for one large-scale site), you should order more memory for better performance. The memory is available in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be ordered at any moment. With Memcached, every script-driven website hosted on our servers will load incredibly fast.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you order one of our semi-dedicated server plans, you’ll find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades part of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you want to use it for any of the Internet sites hosted in your account, you can enable it with only a few clicks. The distributed memory caching platform is perfect for any script-driven application such as WordPress, Joomla, or even a custom one, and based on your necessities, you will be able to choose two separate things – how many websites will use the Memcached caching platform, in other words – the number of instances; and how much information will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory that the platform will use. The two features are not tied to each other, so if you run a regularly visited website with a lot of content, you can order one instance and a larger amount of system memory. The Memcached platform will increase the performance of your websites shortly after you enable it and both you and your visitors will enjoy much better load times.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Each dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can begin using this caching system as soon as the server is up and running, without having to install or upgrade anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the server that you have selected, but since our servers are exceptionally powerful and considering the fact that it is likely that you will host resource-consuming sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use will be 3 gigabytes. This will enable you to optimize the performance of very busy Internet sites without any effort and you’ll observe the difference shortly after Memcached starts caching database calls. You can make the most of the system with any database-driven online portal, including those based on widely used Content Management Systems such as WordPress and Joomla.