Memcached is a caching system, which is used to optimize the overall performance of database-driven Internet sites by caching the queries and the responses between the user and the server. To put it in simple terms, anytime a certain page on such a site is requested, the script connects to its database to request the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks on a link to visit some other page, the whole procedure is repeated and this generates numerous database calls and higher server load, particularly if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer has to call any info from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall speed of your site will increase and you will get more pleased visitors and they will be able to browse your site faster. At the same time, Memcached updates its cache every time any information in the database is updated, so the visitors will never wind up seeing old content.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

The Memcached data caching system is offered as an optional upgrade with each Linux cloud hosting plan offered by us and you’ll be able to begin using it once you enable it, since the PHP extension that it requires so as to run properly is pre-installed on our innovative cloud platform. You can request the upgrade via the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes bundled with each and every web hosting package and a new section where you can manage Memcached will show up. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the number of instances and the 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, determines the maximum size of the content that the system can cache. A popular Internet site with a large-sized database may need more memory to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so if you want to upgrade this feature, you’ll be able to do it at any given moment with several mouse clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you can take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, since the memory caching platform’s activation requires several clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension that is required is already installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can start using the Memcached caching platform as soon as you add it to your account. You will be able to select how many websites can use it and how much information can be cached, i.e. there’re two different upgradable features – the number of instances and the amount of memory. You can order more of both, so if one of your websites becomes very busy, for example, you can always order more memory. Our system is stunningly flexible in this regard and we do not bind a specific number of instances to a pre-defined amount of memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached caching platform to improve the loading speed of any script-driven website, including those based on famous web-based apps, such as WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached is offered by default with each and every VPS server that we offer as long as you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel, so you won’t need to pay any extra money to be able to take advantage of the maximum capacity of this memory caching system. The more powerful Virtual Private Server hosting package you choose, the more system memory Memcached will have for data storage 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 plan. This will enable you to use the Memcached caching system for lots of websites, no matter how large they are, which in turn means that you can use a low-end plan for them without overloading your virtual machine. The Memcached caching system is suitable for script-based web applications such as OpenCart, WordPress, Joomla or Mambo, and you can use it even with a custom app. Shortly after you activate the Memcached system, it will begin caching information and you’ll note the improved performance of your websites.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

When you buy any of our dedicated servers and if you choose Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel on the order form, you will get Memcached as standard and you can enable it for each Internet site that you host on the server without upgrading or installing anything. It will start caching content as users access your Internet site, so you will detect the effects of using it shortly thereafter. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the platform is 3 GB and naturally, the more powerful the package, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will permit you to take advantage of the platform for many websites or for a very heavy site without compromising its efficacy. Memcached will enable you to accelerate the load speed of any database-powered website very quickly – a Joomla portal, a WordPress weblog, an OpenCart e-shop, etc., and to boost the overall performance of your server.