Memcached is a caching platform, which is used to accelerate the performance of database-driven websites by caching the requests and the responses between the visitor and the server. Put simply, anytime a given page on such a website is requested, the script sends a database query to get the information that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to open another page, the entire operation is executed again and this generates a lot of database calls and higher server load, even more so if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to extract any content from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall speed of your site will "soar" and you will get more happy visitors and they will be able to surf through your site much faster. What’s more, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache every time any data in the database is updated, so the website users will never end up seeing outdated data.
Memcached in Shared Hosting
You can make use of Memcached with all shared hosting plans offered by our company. It is offered as an upgrade, which you can order with only a couple of clicks from your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It needs a PHP extension, which is already installed on our cloud hosting platform, so you can begin using Memcached the moment you add it. The upgrade is divided into two parts, which will give you more versatility depending on the sites that you’d like to use it for. The first one concerns the number of the websites that will use Memcached, or the so-called ‘instances’, whereas the second one is related to the system memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can get more memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you’ve got, the more data will be cached, which may be a pretty good idea for high-demand sites with very large databases and lots of visitors. Thus, you can accelerate the loading speed of any script-powered Internet site hosted on our servers without effort.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can add the Memcached memory caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated hosting plans offered by our company and make use of its full potential for any script-driven website hosted by us. The upgrade is available through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can select two things – the number of instances and the system memory. These things define the number of the sites that can use Memcached and the amount of system memory that it will use to store your data. You can select them separately, since a given instance is not tied to a particular amount of memory, so you can use lots of memory for one large-size website, for instance. This upgrade is available in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order as much memory as you want. The platform can be used with any script-driven website regardless of its nature, including those that are based on widely used software applications like Joomla, WordPress or Drupal, and lots of companies like Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to accelerate the performance of their websites.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
If you purchase one of our dedicated web hosting plans and if you choose Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel during the signup process, you will get the Memcached caching platform by default and you can set it up for each website that you host on the dedicated machine without installing or upgrading anything. It will start storing data as users visit your site, so you will see the result of using it soon after that. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the platform is 3 gigabytes and normally, the more powerful the dedicated package, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to use the platform for plenty of websites or for a very heavy site without weakening its effectiveness. The Memcached caching platform will enable you to increase the speed of any database-powered website in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal blog, an OpenCart web store, etc., and to boost the overall performance of your dedicated server.