Memcached is a content caching platform, which has been gaining in popularity lately due to its effectiveness. It’s used to cache calls and responses between a database and the app that’s using it, which can increase the overall performance of your website and reduce the created load substantially. Anytime a webpage on an app-powered Internet site is accessed, the application connects to the database and "asks" what information should be displayed, and then drags it. With Memcached, these steps are omitted, as the platform has already cached all of the content that should be shown on a specific web page. If any content is updated, the Memcached content is updated too, so the visitors will never see out-of-date data. The platform is an ideal solution for every Internet site that has a lot of viewers, as it will accelerate it and will enhance the user experience.
Memcached in Web Hosting
Memcached is available as an upgrade with each and every web hosting
plan that we offer and in case you’d like to use it for any script-powered website that you host on our avant-garde cloud website hosting platform, you’ll be able to order it in a few simple steps via your Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you will be offered the option to upgrade two separate things – the instances and the memory. The first one is related to the number of the sites that can use the Memcached memory caching system simultaneously, so if you need it for several websites, you can order a handful of instances. The second one refers to the total amount of memory that the system will be permitted to use in order to cache info, so for lots of sites (or for one single traffic-heavy site), you should get more memory for improved performance. The memory is available in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be added at any time. With Memcached, each script-based website hosted on our servers will load lightning-fast.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you choose to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server
account, you will be able to take advantage of Memcached with ease, as the distributed memory caching platform’s activation takes a couple of clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The required PHP extension is pre-installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can begin using Memcached as soon as you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You’ll be able to choose how many Internet sites can use it and how much content can be cached, i.e. there’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the amount of memory. You can order more of both, so if one of your sites becomes extremely busy, for instance, you can always get more memory. Our system is rather flexible in this regard and we do not bind a given number of instances to a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can take advantage of Memcached to improve the speed of any script-driven site, including those that are based on popular web-based applications, such as Joomla™
Memcached in VPS Servers
Memcached comes by default with all VPS servers
that are ordered with our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension it needs so as to function correctly is compiled when the VPS is set up, so you can start using the data caching platform as soon as your brand new VPS is up and running. The system memory that the Memcached caching platform can employ depends on the given VPS plan, but even with the low-end ones, you will get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal for this platform exclusively. This will permit you to increase the performance of numerous sites hosted on the VPS server at the same time and to lower the load even if you’ve got frequently visited script-powered web portals with a lot of visitors. The platform can be used with any script – Mambo, Drupal™
, or a custom-developed script, and you’ll observe the better performance shortly after you start using it.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
You can use the full potential of Memcached with each and every dedicated server
that we’re offering if you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A section in it is dedicated to the caching system and you can begin using Memcached for any Internet site hosted on the server with only several clicks of the mouse. You can accelerate the overall performance of any Internet site, regardless of what script-based web application you’re using or how large the site is, since the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to employ is 3 GB and this amount increases seriously with the higher-end dedicated servers. Soon after the caching system is enabled, it will begin caching content every time somebody visits your site, so, once sufficient info has been stored, you’ll see the reduced load on the dedicated machine and the optimized overall performance of your Internet site. The Memcached system is being used by plenty of sites, among them famous portals like Wikipedia, Zynga and Reddit, which proves the effectiveness of the caching system.