Memcached is a memory caching system, which has been gaining popularity in recent years thanks to its effectiveness. It’s used to cache queries and responses between a database and the application that’s using it, which can accelerate the overall performance of your Internet site and lessen the produced server load greatly. Anytime a web page on an application-powered Internet site is visited, the application connects to the database and "asks" what info should be shown, and then fetches it. With Memcached, these procedures are skipped, since the platform has already cached all the content that should be shown on a specific web page. If any content is edited, the Memcached content is updated too, so the visitors will never see outdated content. The platform is an excellent choice for any Internet site that entices a lot of visitors, since it will make it load much faster and will enhance the overall user experience.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
The Memcached distributed memory object caching system is offered as an optional upgrade with every cloud hosting that we’re offering and you can begin using it as soon as you order it, as the PHP extension that it needs in order to function correctly is already present on our avant-garde cloud web hosting platform. You can order the upgrade via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each web hosting package and a brand-new section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of memory, so as to give you more versatility. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached caching system, while the second, which is offered in increments of 16 megabytes, determines the maximum size of the content that the system can cache. A frequently visited site with a very large database may require more memory to take an even greater advantage of the Memcached caching system, so if you want to upgrade this feature, you’ll be able to do it at any moment with a few clicks of the mouse.
Memcached in VPS Servers
You will get Memcached with each of the VPS server packages that we are offering when you select Hepsia as your Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the distributed memory caching platform through the section with the same name. The activation requires several clicks and you will see the difference in the overall performance of your websites almost immediately. The amount of memory that the Memcached caching platform can employ to store content depends on the particular VPS package that you’ve picked, but at any rate it will not be less than several hundred MB, which is quite enough even for several large-scale websites. You can use Memcached with websites based on WordPress, Joomla or any other web-based application and decrease the load on your server, which will enable you to keep using the current VPS hosting package rather than migrating to a more powerful one, as you will simply not need it. Memcached is already being used by famous websites such as Wikipedia, Zynga and Reddit, which demonstrates its efficiency.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers
Any dedicated server that is ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can start using this distributed memory object caching system as soon as the dedicated server is configured, without the need to upgrade or install anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can employ depends on the dedicated server that you’ve selected, but since our servers are extremely powerful and considering the fact that it’s likely that you will host resource-consuming Internet sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use will be three gigabytes. This will permit you to improve the performance of extremely busy sites without effort and you’ll distinguish the difference soon after the Memcached caching system begins caching database calls. You can make use of the Memcached system with any database-driven portal, including those based on popular Content Management Systems such as Joomla and WordPress.