Memcached is an object caching platform, which is used to accelerate the load speed of database-driven sites by caching the calls and the responses between the user and the server. To put it differently, every time a given page on such a site is opened, the script calls its database to get the info that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to open a different web page, the whole operation is repeated and this results in numerous database requests and high server load, even more so if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is accessed again, the script no longer needs to cull any data from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your website will increase and you will enjoy more happy visitors and they will be able to surf through your site faster. Moreover, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache when any info in the database is changed, so the website visitors will never wind up seeing outdated data.

Memcached in Web Hosting

The Memcached distributed memory caching system comes as an optional upgrade with every web hosting that we offer and you can begin using it the moment you activate it, as the PHP extension that it requires so as to function properly is already available on our avant-garde cloud hosting platform. You can request the upgrade through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with every 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 system memory, so as to give you more flexibility. The first one shows the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached caching system, whereas the second one, which is available in increments of 16 megabytes, indicates the maximum size of the content that the system can cache. A regularly visited website with a large-sized database may need more memory in order to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so in case you would like to upgrade this service, you will be able to do it at any point with a few clicks of the mouse.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you obtain any of our semi-dedicated server packages, you’ll find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades section of your Hepsia Control Panel, so if you want to use it for any of the sites hosted in your account, you can enable it with just a few clicks. The data caching platform is perfect for any script-powered web app such as WordPress, Joomla, or even a custom application, and based on your needs, you will be able to select two different things – how many Internet sites will use the Memcached caching platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much info will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory that the platform will employ. The two things are not bound to each other, so if you’ve got a traffic-intensive site with lots of content, you can order one instance and a larger amount of memory. Memcached will boost the performance of your Internet sites shortly after you enable it and both you and your visitors will enjoy much better loading speeds.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached comes by default with each and every VPS server that we’re offering on the condition that you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel, so you won’t have to pay any extra cash to be able to make the most of the power of this object caching system. The more powerful VPS hosting plan you select, the more system memory Memcached will have for content storage purposes, but you will have at least several hundred MB all the time, which is much more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared hosting plan. This will allow you to use the Memcached caching system for lots of Internet sites, no matter how heavy they are, which in turn goes to say that you can use a low-end package for them without overloading the virtual server. The caching system is perfect for script-powered software apps such as Joomla, WordPress, OpenCart or Mambo, and you can utilize it even with a custom-developed app. Soon after you enable the Memcached caching system, it will begin caching information and you’ll perceive the improved performance of your sites.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached comes for free with all dedicated web hosting plans offered by us and the only condition is that the dedicated machine must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the memory caching system for any database-powered website, including those that are based on popular apps – for example, a WordPress online diary or a Joomla-driven community web portal. Each dedicated machine is tied to a given amount of system memory that Memcached can use, but the minimum you’ll get is three gigabytes, which is quite enough to enhance the load speed of extremely busy websites considerably, as this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached information. The system will start storing content as soon as it is activated, so shortly after that, you’ll see the optimized overall performance of your sites and the lowered server load. A lot of sites use the Memcached system to boost their efficacy, among them popular ones like Reddit and Wikipedia.