Memcached is a memory caching system, which has been gaining in popularity in recent years due to its effectiveness. It’s used to cache requests and responses between a database and the application that uses it, which can accelerate the performance of your site and decrease the generated load substantially. Anytime a web page on an application-driven Internet site is accessed, the application connects to the database and "asks" what info should be shown, and then drags it. With Memcached, these steps are skipped, since the platform has already cached the content that should be displayed on a given webpage. When any content is edited, the Memcached content is updated too, so the visitors will never end up seeing old data. The Memcached platform is an ideal choice for every Internet site that lures lots of viewers, since it will make it open much faster and will enhance the user experience.
Memcached in Hosting
The Memcached memory caching system is offered as an upgrade with each and every hosting plan that we are offering and you can start using it as soon as you add it, as the extension that it requires so as to function correctly is already installed on our avant-garde cloud website hosting platform. You can request the upgrade from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with every web hosting package and a new Control Panel section where you can manage Memcached will show up. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the number of instances and the memory, so as to give you more versatility. The first one shows the number of the sites that can use Memcached, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 16 MB, indicates the maximum size of the content that can be cached by the system. A traffic-heavy website with a large database may need more memory so as to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so if you want to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any time with a couple of clicks of the mouse.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can get the Memcached distributed memory caching system as an optional upgrade with all our semi-dedicated hosting plans and since it works with any script-driven web app, you can use it for each site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, regardless of what application you have used – WordPress, Mambo or Joomla, a custom-created app, etc. You can order the upgrade via the respective section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated account, and you can select two different things – the instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. In simple terms, these things define the number of the sites that will use the Memcached system and the maximum amount of memory that the system will be able to use to cache your data. The two features are offered independently for more freedom and one instance does not come bundled with a particular amount of memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached system with any sort of website and both you and the site visitors will quickly perceive the difference in the performance.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Memcached comes free of charge with all dedicated web hosting plans offered by us and the sole requirement is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the object caching system for any database-powered website, including those that are based on famous Internet apps – for example, a WordPress online journal or a Joomla-powered social network. Each server comes with a specific amount of system memory that the Memcached caching system can use, but the minimum you’ll get is three gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to improve the speed of extremely large websites tremendously, since this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached information. The system will start caching information once it’s enabled, so shortly thereafter, you will observe the enhanced overall performance of your websites and the reduced load on the dedicated server. Numerous sites use the Memcached system to increase their efficiency, including famous ones such as Wikipedia and Reddit.