Memcached is a distributed memory object caching platform, which has been gaining in popularity lately due to its effectiveness. It’s used to cache requests and responses between a database and the app that uses it, which can improve the overall performance of your Internet site and decrease the created load drastically. Every time a page on an app-driven site is visited, the app connects to the database and "asks" what info should be displayed, 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 In case any data is edited, the Memcached content is updated as well, so the users will never end up seeing outdated data. Memcached is an ideal option for any website that attracts numerous viewers, since it will make it extremely fast and will enhance the user experience.
Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting
If you host script-powered sites in a cloud web hosting account with us, you’ll be able to add the Memcached object caching system to your hosting plan with only a few clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available momentarily and, since the extension required for it is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud platform, you can start using it right away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many Internet sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 megabytes and you can add as much memory as you need. Naturally, the more memory the Memcached caching system is permitted to use, the more data it will cache, so if you run a large site with lots of data, you may need more memory in order to be able to make full use of the power that Memcached can give you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you get any of our semi-dedicated server plans, you’ll find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades section of your Hepsia Control Panel, so if you wish to use it for any of the Internet sites hosted in your account, you can enable it with just a few clicks of the mouse. The distributed memory caching platform is suitable for any script-powered web app like WordPress, Joomla, or even an in-house made app, and depending on your needs, you’ll be able to choose two different things – how many Internet sites will use the Memcached caching platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much content will be stored, in other words – the amount of memory that the platform will employ. The two features are not bound to each other, so if you’ve got a traffic-hungry site with lots of data, you can order one instance and a large amount of memory. The Memcached platform will boost the overall performance of your Internet sites soon after you activate it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy much faster load times.
Memcached in VPS Servers
Memcached comes as standard with all VPS servers that are ordered with our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension it needs in order to perform properly is compiled when the virtual server is set up, so you can begin using the content caching platform as soon as your brand new server is up and running. The system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the particular VPS plan, but even with the lower-end plans, you’ll get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal for this platform exclusively. This will allow you to increase the overall performance of numerous sites hosted on the virtual server at the same time and to reduce the load on the virtual machine even if you’ve got content-rich script-based portals with lots of users. Memcached can be used with any script – Drupal, Mambo or Joomla, or a custom one, and you will see the faster performance soon after you begin using it.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Each dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can start using the data caching system once your server is completely operational, without the need to upgrade or install anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the dedicated server that you have picked, but as our servers are incredibly powerful and given the fact that it’s likely that you will host resource-heavy sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use is 3 GB. This will permit you to enhance the overall performance of very popular websites without effort and you’ll note the difference shortly after the Memcached system starts caching database queries. You can take full advantage of the caching system with any database-powered website, including those that are based on famous Content Management Systems like WordPress and Joomla.