Memcached is a caching platform, which has been gaining in popularity in recent years thanks to its efficiency. It’s used to cache requests and responses between a database and the application that uses it, which can accelerate the performance of your Internet site and reduce the created load tremendously. Anytime a web page on an application-powered website is accessed, the app connects to the database and "asks" what information should be displayed, and then extracts it. With Memcached, these procedures are skipped, as the platform has already cached the content that should appear on a particular web page. When any data is edited, the Memcached content is ‘refreshed’ too, so the site visitors will never end up seeing old content. The platform is an excellent option for every site that draws many visitors, since it will boost its speed and will improve the user experience.
Memcached in Cloud Hosting
The Memcached caching system is available as an upgrade with each cloud plan
that we offer and you can start using it once you activate it, as the PHP extension that it needs so as to perform correctly is already available on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform. You can order the upgrade from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes bundled with every shared hosting plan and a new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the instances and the memory, so as to give you more freedom. The first one shows the number of the websites which can use the Memcached caching system, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 16 MB, determines the total size of the content that the system can cache. A heavy-traffic website with a large-size database may require more memory in order to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so if you want to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any time with a few clicks of the mouse.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can add the Memcached distributed memory caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated plans
that we’re offering and use its full potential for any script-driven website hosted on our servers. The upgrade is available through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can choose two things – the instances and the memory. These things indicate how many sites can use the Memcached platform and how much memory it will use to store your info. You can choose them separately, since a given instance is not tied to a particular amount of memory, so you can use plenty of memory for one traffic-heavy Internet site, for instance. This feature comes in increments of 16 MB and you can get as much memory as you need. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-driven website irrespective of its nature, including those based on widespread web-based applications like Joomla™
or WordPress, and plenty of companies like Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to boost the loading speed of their sites.
Memcached in VPS Servers
Memcached is available as standard with all VPS hosting plans
ordered with our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension it requires so as to perform correctly is compiled when the server is set up, so you can start using the caching platform once your brand new VPS is fully ready. The memory that the Memcached platform can use depends on the given Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the lower-end plans, several hundred megabytes will be at your disposal exclusively for this platform. This will permit you to increase the overall performance of multiple sites hosted on the virtual server at the same time and to decrease the load on the machine even if you own traffic-consuming script-powered portals with multiple viewers. The Memcached caching platform can be used with any script – Drupal™
or Mambo, or a custom-developed one, and you’ll detect the better performance shortly after you start using it.