Memcached is a data caching system, which has been gaining popularity lately thanks to its effectiveness. It’s used to cache queries and responses between a database and the application that is using it, which can boost the overall performance of your Internet site and decrease the produced server load considerably. Every time a web page on an application-driven site is accessed, the application connects to the database and "asks" what info should be displayed, and then extracts it. With Memcached, these steps are omitted, since the platform has already cached all the content that should be displayed on a certain webpage. When any data is changed, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the visitors will never end up seeing out-of-date content. Memcached is a perfect solution for any site that attracts lots of viewers, since it will make it ultra-fast and will enhance the overall user experience.
Memcached in Shared Hosting
The Memcached caching system is available as an upgrade with every shared hosting that we’re offering and you will be able to start using it once you order it, as the PHP extension that it needs in order to perform correctly is already installed on our innovative cloud hosting platform. You can order the upgrade from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with each and every shared hosting package and a brand new section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the instances and the system memory, so as to give you more freedom. The first one refers to the number of the websites which can use Memcached, while the second, which is available in increments of 16 MB, indicates the maximum size of the content that can be cached by the system. A traffic-heavy site with a large-sized database may need more memory so as to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so in case you want to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any point with a few clicks.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you decide to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, since the platform’s activation takes a couple of mouse clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel. The required PHP extension is pre-installed on our servers, so you can begin using the Memcached caching platform the moment you add it to your account. You’ll be able to select how many Internet sites can use it and how much info it will cache, in other words – there’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. You can get more of both, so if one of your Internet sites becomes extremely popular, for example, you can always add more memory to it. Our system is pretty flexible in this regard and we don’t bind a specific number of instances to a fixed amount of memory. You can employ the Memcached caching platform to boost the speed of any script-driven site, including those that are based on famous web applications, such as Joomla or WordPress.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Each dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can begin using this object caching system once the server is completely operational, without the need to activate or upgrade anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use depends on the server that you have chosen, but since our servers are amazingly powerful and given the fact that it’s likely that you will host resource-heavy websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use is 3 gigabytes. This will enable you to increase the performance of extremely heavy sites effortlessly and you will detect the difference shortly after Memcached begins caching database requests. You can make use of the Memcached system with any database-powered online portal, including those that are based on widely used CMSs such as Joomla and WordPress.