Memcached is a distributed memory object caching platform, which has been gaining popularity in recent years due to its effectiveness. It’s used to cache calls and responses between a database and the app that uses it, which can increase the overall performance of your Internet site and reduce the produced server load significantly. Anytime a web page on an application-powered Internet site is visited, the app connects to the database and "asks" what info should be shown, and then extracts it. With Memcached, these procedures are omitted, as the platform has already cached the content that should be displayed on a certain webpage. In case any data is modified, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the visitors will never see out-of-date content. Memcached is an ideal option for any Internet site that entices a lot of viewers, as it will make it faster than the blink of an eye and will improve the overall user experience.
Memcached in Shared Hosting
You can make use of the Memcached distributed memory object caching system with all Linux shared hosting offered by our company. It’s offered as an optional upgrade, which you can acquire with just a few clicks of the mouse from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It needs an extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud platform, so you can begin using the Memcached caching system as soon as you add it. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts, which will give you more versatility depending on the sites that you would like to use it for. The first one indicates the number of the websites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the ‘instances’, while the second one refers to the memory, in other words – to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can get more memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you’ve added, the more content will be cached, which may be a pretty good idea for high-demand sites with large-sized databases and many simultaneous visitors. In this way, you can improve the overall performance of any script-based Internet site hosted on our cloud servers without any effort.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you decide to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached easily, as the distributed memory caching platform’s setup requires a couple of mouse clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The required PHP extension is already installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can begin using Memcached the moment you add it to your account. You will be able to choose how many sites can use it and how much content can be cached, in other words – there are two different features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the amount of system memory. You can get more of both, so if one of your Internet sites becomes extremely popular, for instance, you can always add more memory to it. Our system is extremely flexible in this regard and we don’t tie a specific number of instances to a fixed amount of system memory. You can use the Memcached caching platform to improve the speed of any script-powered site, including those based on widely used software applications, such as WordPress or Joomla.
Memcached in VPS Servers
Memcached is available as standard with all VPS servers that are ordered with our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension it needs to function properly is compiled when the VPS server is configured, so you can start using the data caching platform once your new VPS is completely ready. The memory that Memcached can employ depends on the particular VPS plan, but even with the low-end ones, you’ll get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal only for this platform. This will allow you to boost the overall performance of multiple sites hosted on the Virtual Private Server simultaneously and to reduce the load on the machine even if you manage data-loaded script-driven sites with numerous users. The Memcached platform can be used with any script – Drupal, Joomla or Mambo, or a custom-developed one, and you will observe the better performance shortly after you start using it.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
You can use the full potential of Memcached with each dedicated server that we’re offering in case you select Hepsia as your Control Panel. A section in it is dedicated to the object caching system and you can start using Memcached for any site hosted on the dedicated machine with only a few clicks of the mouse. You can accelerate the performance of any site, no matter what script-powered software app you’re using or how heavy the Internet site is, since the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to employ is 3 GB and this amount increases enormously with the higher-end servers. Soon after the system is activated, it will start caching info every time someone accesses your site, so, as soon as enough data has been cached, you’ll distinguish the lowered load on the dedicated server and the improved performance of your website. The Memcached system is being used by many websites, among them famous portals like Reddit, Wikipedia and Zynga, which shows the effectiveness of the caching system.