Memcached is a caching platform, which is used to optimize the overall performance of database-driven websites by caching the queries and the responses between the website visitor and the server. In simple terms, anytime a particular page on such a website is requested, the script calls its database to request the information that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks a link to visit some other web page, the whole procedure is repeated and this generates multiple database queries and higher server load, even more so if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to fetch any content from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall speed of your site will "soar" and you will get more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your website faster. In addition, Memcached "refreshes" its cache when any info in the database is modified, so the site users will never wind up seeing old content.

Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting

The Memcached distributed memory caching system is available as an optional upgrade with each Linux cloud web hosting package that we’re offering and you will be able to start using it once you order it, since the PHP extension that it requires in order to perform properly is pre-installed on our innovative cloud website hosting platform. You can request the upgrade through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with every hosting package and a new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of system memory, so as to give you more freedom. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites which can use Memcached, while the second one, which is offered in increments of 16 MB, determines the total size of the content that the system can cache. A regularly visited site with a large-size database may require more memory so as to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so if you need to upgrade this service, you will be able to do it at any moment with several clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you acquire any of our semi-dedicated server plans, you will find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel, so if you’d like to use it for any of the sites hosted in the semi-dedicated server hosting account, you can activate it with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. The platform is ideal for any script-driven application such as Joomla, WordPress, or even a custom app, and based on your requirements, you will be able to choose two different features – how many sites will use the Memcached platform, in other words – the number of instances; and how much info will be stored, in other words – the amount of system memory that the platform will use. The two things are not tied to each other, so if you’ve got a traffic-intensive website with a lot of content, you can get one instance and a larger amount of system memory. The Memcached caching platform will enhance the overall performance of your sites shortly after you enable it and both you and your visitors will enjoy faster load speeds.

Memcached in VPS Hosting

Memcached is included by default with each virtual private server that we offer on the condition that you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel, so you will not need to pay any extra cash to be able to use the power of this memory caching system. The more powerful VPS package you select, the more system memory Memcached will have for data caching purposes, but you will have no less than several hundred megabytes all the time, which is much more than the amount of memory you would get with a shared web hosting package. This will enable you to use the Memcached system for multiple Internet sites, no matter how popular they are, which in turn means that you can use a lower-end plan for them without overloading the VPS. The caching system is perfect for script-driven software apps like OpenCart, Joomla, WordPress or Mambo, and you can utilize it even with a custom-made app. Soon after you enable the Memcached caching system, it will begin storing info and you’ll spot the enhanced overall performance of your websites.

Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting

Memcached comes free of charge with all Linux dedicated servers hosting packages that we’re offering and the one and only requirement is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the content caching system for any database-powered Internet site, including those based on popular web-based applications – for example, a WordPress personal weblog or a Joomla-powered social networking site. Each dedicated machine is tied to a given amount of memory that Memcached can use, but the minimum you will get is three gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to increase the loading speed of extremely popular sites greatly, since this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached info. The Memcached system will start caching content as soon as it is activated, so shortly after that, you will distinguish the optimized overall performance of your websites and the lowered load on your dedicated server. A lot of sites use the Memcached caching system to boost their efficiency, including famous ones such as Reddit and Wikipedia.