Memcached is a memory caching system, which is used to enhance the overall performance of database-driven Internet sites by caching the requests and the replies between the visitor and the server. To put it differently, anytime a specific page on such a website is opened, the script calls its database to fetch the information that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks a link to go to some other web page, the whole process is performed again and this leads to lots of database calls and high load on the server, even more so if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to cull any info from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your website will "soar" and you will get more gratified visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your site much faster. Also, Memcached "refreshes" its cache every time any information in the database is altered, so the website users will never see out-of-date content.
Memcached in Hosting
You can make use of the Memcached distributed memory caching system with all Linux hosting that we’re offering. It is offered as an upgrade, which you can get with just a couple of clicks of the mouse via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It needs an extension, which is already installed on our cloud web hosting platform, so you can start using Memcached once you add it. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts, which will offer you more flexibility depending on the sites that you would like to use it for. The first one specifies the number of the websites that will use Memcached, or the so-called ‘instances’, while the second one refers to the memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can get more memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you have ordered, the more data will be cached, which may be a good idea for regularly visited websites with very large databases and many visitors. Thus, you can supercharge the speed of any script-based Internet site hosted on our servers without efforts.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting
Memcached comes free of charge with all Linux dedicated servers hosting offered by our company and the only requirement is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the content caching system for any database-powered website, including those that are based on popular Internet apps – for instance, a WordPress personal blog or a Joomla-powered social network. Each server is tied to a specific amount of system memory that the Memcached system can use, but the minimum you’ll get is 3 gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to optimize the loading speed of extremely popular websites tremendously, since this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached content. The Memcached system will begin storing information once it’s enabled, so soon thereafter, you’ll distinguish the improved performance of your sites and the decreased load on your dedicated machine. Many Internet sites use Memcached to improve their effectiveness, among them famous ones like Wikipedia and Reddit.