Memcached is a memory caching system, which has been gaining popularity in recent years owing to its efficiency. It’s used to cache requests and responses between a database and the application that is using it, which can improve the performance of your site and reduce the generated server load tremendously. Every time a page on an application-powered site is visited, the application connects to the database and "asks" what information should be displayed, and then pulls it. With Memcached, these procedures are skipped, since the platform has already cached the content that should show up on a certain webpage. When any content is changed, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ too, so the site visitors will never end up seeing out-of-date data. The Memcached platform is an excellent solution for any website that draws numerous visitors, since it will speed it up and will enhance the user experience.
Memcached in Hosting
Memcached is available as an optional upgrade with each hosting package that we’re offering and if you want to use it for any script-powered Internet site that you host on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform, you will be able to enable it in several easy steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll get the option to upgrade two separate things – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one is related to the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached object 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 able to use to cache information, so for plenty of sites (or for one single large-size site), you should get more memory for better performance. The memory comes in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be added at any point. With Memcached, any script-powered Internet site hosted on our servers will load amazingly fast.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can get the Memcached data caching system as an optional upgrade with all our semi-dedicated servers and since it works with any script-based app, you can use it for every Internet site that you host on our platform, regardless of what application you have used – WordPress, Mambo or Joomla, a custom-developed application, etc. You can order the upgrade from the respective section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated server account, and you can select two separate things – the instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. To put it simply, these things show how many Internet sites will use the Memcached caching system and the amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to cache your information. The two things are ordered independently for more flexibility and one instance does not come bundled with a pre-defined amount of memory. You can make the most of the Memcached system with any kind of site and both you and the visitors will quickly see the difference in the performance.
Memcached in VPS Servers
Memcached comes by default with all VPS servers ordered with our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension it needs in order to work correctly is compiled when the VPS is set up, so you can begin using the data caching platform as soon as your brand-new virtual server is fully operational. The memory that the Memcached platform can employ depends on the particular VPS plan, but even with the less powerful plans, you will get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal only for this platform. This will allow you to improve the performance of numerous sites hosted on the VPS at the same time and to decrease the load even if you own large-scale script-powered web portals with multiple visitors. The caching platform can be used with any script – Drupal, Joomla or Mambo, or a custom-made one, and you will notice the faster performance soon after you start using it.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
You can unlock the full potential of Memcached with every dedicated server that we are offering in case you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A special Control Panel section is dedicated to the distributed memory object caching system and you can begin using Memcached for any website hosted on the machine with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. You can boost the overall performance of any site, no matter what script-powered software application you are using or how popular the website is, since the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to employ is three gigabytes and this amount increases tremendously with the higher-end dedicated servers. Soon after the system is enabled, it will start caching information anytime someone browses your website, so, as soon as sufficient data has been stored, you’ll notice the decreased load on the dedicated server and the optimized performance of the Internet site. Memcached is used by a lot of sites, among them popular portals such as Zynga, Reddit and Wikipedia, which is a proof of the efficiency of the caching system.