Memcached is an object caching system, which is used to optimize the speed of database-powered sites by caching the calls and the responses between the user and the server. To put it in simple terms, anytime a particular web page on such a website is accessed, the script calls its database to fetch the info that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to open some other page, the entire procedure is performed again and this leads to lots of database queries and excessive server load, even more so if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case any of these pages is accessed again, the script no longer needs to request any info from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall speed of your site will increase and you’ll have more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your website much faster. Additionally, Memcached "refreshes" its cache whenever any information in the database is changed, so the visitors will never end up seeing old data.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
Memcached comes as an optional upgrade with each cloud hosting account that we’re offering and if you’d like to use it for any script-based website that you host on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform, you will be able to add it in a couple of easy steps through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be offered the option to upgrade two separate things – the instances and the system memory. The first one has to do with the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached data caching system simultaneously, so if you need it for several Internet sites, you can get a handful of instances. The second one refers to the total amount of memory that Memcached will be allowed to use in order to cache information, so for plenty of websites (or for one resource-hungry site), you may want to order more memory for better performance. The memory comes in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be ordered at any moment. With the Memcached caching system, each script-powered Internet site hosted on our servers will open extremely fast.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can add the Memcached distributed memory caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated hosting packages that we offer and use its full capacity for any script-driven site hosted by us. The upgrade is available through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can select two features – the instances and the system memory. These things indicate the number of the sites that can use the Memcached caching platform and the amount of system memory that it will use to cache your data. You can select them independently, since a given instance is not tied to a particular amount of system memory, so you can use lots of memory for one traffic-intensive Internet site, for instance. This upgrade is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and you can get as much memory as you like. The platform can be used with any script-powered site regardless of its nature, including those based on popular web-based apps like WordPress, Joomla or Drupal, and plenty of companies such as Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to enhance the speed of their sites.
Memcached in Dedicated Hosting
Memcached is available for free with all dedicated hosting that we are offering and the one and only requirement is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the data caching system for any database-powered website, including those that are based on widely used software applications – for example, a WordPress personal blog or a Joomla-powered community portal. Each server comes with a different amount of memory that the Memcached caching system can use, but the minimum you will get is 3 GB, which is sufficient enough to boost the loading speed of very popular sites enormously, as this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached information. The system will start storing info as soon as it’s enabled, so soon after that, you’ll note the optimized overall performance of your sites and the decreased load on your server. Lots of websites use Memcached to boost their efficiency, including famous ones such as Reddit and Wikipedia.