Memcached is a content caching platform, which is used to supercharge the loading speed of database-driven websites by caching the queries and the replies between the visitor and the server. Simply put, anytime a given page on such a site is visited, the script sends a query to its database to fetch the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to visit some other web page, the whole operation is executed again and this leads to multiple database queries and higher load on the server, especially if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is accessed again, the script no longer needs to fetch any information from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll have more gratified visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your site much faster. Furthermore, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache every time any content in the database is altered, so the website visitors will never see old content.
Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting
When you host script-driven websites in a cloud website hosting account with our company, you will be able to add the Memcached caching system to your shared web hosting package with only a few clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantly and, since the extension needed for it is pre-installed on our innovative cloud website hosting platform, you can begin using it straight away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many Internet sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of system memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order memory whenever you need. Logically, the more memory the Memcached caching system is allowed to use, the more data it will cache, so if you manage a large-sized site with lots of data, you may require more memory so as to be able to take advantage of the power that Memcached can give you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you choose to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, as the object caching platform’s activation takes a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension that is required is already installed on our servers, so you can start using Memcached the moment you add it to your account. You will be able to select how many websites can use it and how much data it will cache, i.e. there’re two separate upgradable features – the number of instances and the amount of system memory. You can order more of both, so if one of your websites becomes extremely popular, for instance, you can always get more memory. Our system is amazingly flexible in this regard and we do not bind a given number of instances to a fixed amount of memory. You can take advantage of Memcached to accelerate any script-driven Internet site, including those based on famous web-based apps, such as WordPress or Joomla.
Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting
Memcached comes for free with all Linux dedicated web hosting that we offer and the one and only condition is that the dedicated machine must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the object caching system for any database-driven site, including those based on popular web-based applications – for instance, a WordPress online diary or a Joomla-powered community portal. Each dedicated server comes with a particular amount of memory that the Memcached caching system can employ, but the minimum amount you’ll get is 3 GB, which is quite enough to improve the load speed of extremely popular websites seriously, since this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached content. The Memcached system will begin caching data the moment it is enabled, so shortly after that, you will notice the optimized performance of your websites and the decreased load. Plenty of Internet sites use the Memcached system to enhance their effectiveness, including famous ones like Reddit and Wikipedia.