Memcached is a distributed memory caching platform, which is used to increase the performance of database-powered websites by caching the calls and the responses between the website visitor and the server. In other words, every time a given page on such a site is visited, the script sends a query to its database to request the information that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to go to some other page, the entire procedure is carried out again and this results in numerous database calls and high server load, particularly if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to call any information 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 pleased visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your website faster. At the same time, Memcached updates its cache whenever any content in the database is modified, so the visitors will never see outdated content.

Memcached in Shared Web Hosting

The Memcached caching system comes as an upgrade with each Linux shared web hosting offered by us and you’ll be able to start using it the moment you activate it, as the extension that it requires so as to run correctly is already installed on our advanced cloud hosting platform. You can request the upgrade through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with every plan and a brand new Control Panel section where you can manage Memcached will appear. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the instances and the amount of memory, so as to give you more freedom. The first one refers to the number of the websites which can use the Memcached caching system, while the second, which comes in increments of 16 MB, defines the maximum size of the content that the system can cache. A frequently visited Internet site with a very large database may require more memory so as to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so if you wish 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 Hosting

If you choose to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached easily, as the distributed memory caching platform’s activation takes several clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension that it requires is already installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can start using the Memcached platform as soon as you add it to your account. You will be able to choose how many Internet sites can use it and how much info it will cache, in other words – there are two separate upgradable features – the number of instances and the amount of system memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your Internet sites becomes very busy, for example, you can always order more memory. Our system is extremely flexible in this regard and we don’t bind a specific number of instances to a fixed amount of memory. You can employ the Memcached caching platform to increase the speed of any script-powered Internet site, including those that are based on widely used web apps, such as Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in VPS Hosting

Memcached is available by default with all Linux VPS hosting ordered with our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel. The extension it requires to function correctly is compiled when the VPS is set up, so you can start using the distributed memory object caching platform the moment your new VPS server is fully ready. The system memory that the Memcached platform can use depends on the given VPS plan, but even with the lower-end plans, several hundred megabytes will be at your disposal only for this platform. This will allow you to boost the performance of numerous websites hosted on the virtual server simultaneously and to reduce the load even if you manage resource-requiring script-based portals with lots of visitors. The caching platform can be used with any script – Joomla, Drupal or Mambo, or a custom-made script, and you’ll observe the better performance shortly after you begin using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting

If you order any of our Linux dedicated web hosting and if you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel during the signup procedure, you’ll get Memcached as standard and you can set it up for each site that you host on the dedicated machine without upgrading or installing anything. It will start storing data as people open your website, so you will see the effect of using it shortly after that. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the platform is 3 GB and naturally, the more powerful the plan, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to take advantage of the caching platform for multiple Internet sites or for a very large site without compromising its efficacy. The Memcached platform will allow you to increase the load speed of any database-driven Internet site very quickly – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal diary, an OpenCart web shop, etcetera, and to optimize the performance of your dedicated machine.