Memcached is a distributed memory object caching platform, which is used to boost the speed of database-powered Internet sites by caching the calls and the replies between the visitor and the server. To put it differently, every time a given page on such a site is opened, the script queries its database to request the information that should be shown to the website visitor. If the latter clicks on a hyperlink to visit a different web page, the whole procedure is performed again and this leads to multiple database calls and excessive server load, especially if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is accessed again, the script no longer has to extract any info from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall speed of your site will "soar" and you will have more happy visitors and they will be able to navigate through your site much faster. Plus, Memcached "refreshes" its cache whenever any info in the database is changed, so the users will never wind up seeing out-of-date data.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
You can use the Memcached data caching system with all cloud hosting that we’re offering. It’s offered as an optional upgrade, which you can enable with only a few clicks of the mouse via your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It requires a PHP extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform, so you can start using the Memcached caching system as soon as you add it. The upgrade is divided into two parts, which will offer you more freedom depending on the websites that you would like to use it for. The first part defines the number of the sites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the ‘instances’, whereas the second one is related to the system memory, i.e. to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can order more memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you have added, the more data will be cached, which may be an exceptionally good idea for popular websites with very large databases and many visitors. Thus, you can enhance the overall performance of every script-driven website hosted on our servers with ease.
Memcached in VPS Servers
You will get Memcached with any of the VPS server packages that we’re offering when you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you will be able to activate the platform via the section with the very same name. The configuration requires a couple of clicks and you will detect the difference in the overall performance of your websites almost immediately. The amount of system memory that the Memcached caching platform can employ to cache content depends on the particular Virtual Private Server hosting plan that you have picked, but in any case it will be at least several hundred MB, which is quite enough even for several data-loaded websites. You can use Memcached with websites driven by WordPress, Joomla or any other web-based application and decrease the load on your VPS server, which will enable you to continue using the current VPS package rather than switching to a more powerful one, since you will simply not need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by popular websites such as Wikipedia, Reddit and Zynga, which verifies its effectiveness.