Memcached is an object caching platform, which is used to improve the speed of database-powered Internet sites by caching the requests and the replies between the visitor and the server. In simple terms, every time a specific web page on such a website is requested, the script sends a database query to request the info that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks on a link to visit some other web page, the whole process is executed again and this generates numerous database requests and excessive load on the server, particularly if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so in case any of these pages is requested again, the script no longer has to call any content from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your website will increase and you’ll have more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your website much faster. Also, Memcached updates its cache if any info in the database is updated, so the users will never wind up seeing outdated content.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

The Memcached memory caching system comes as an upgrade with every shared hosting plan offered by our company and you’ll be able to start using it the moment you enable it, as the PHP extension that it requires in order to work properly is already available on our cutting-edge cloud platform. You can request the upgrade via the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes bundled with every plan and a brand new section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the instances and the amount of system memory, so as to give you more versatility. The first one refers to the number of the sites that can use the Memcached caching system, while the second one, which is available in increments of 16 MB, indicates the maximum size of the content that can be cached by the system. A heavy-traffic site with a large-size database may require more memory so as to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so in case you would like to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any time with a few clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you purchase any of our semi-dedicated server plans, you’ll find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel, so if you want to use it for any of the sites hosted in your semi-dedicated server hosting account, you can activate it with just a few clicks of the mouse. The distributed memory object caching platform is perfect for any script-based software application such as WordPress, Joomla, or even a custom-made one, and depending on your demands, you’ll be able to choose two separate things – how many websites will use Memcached, in other words – the number of instances; and how much info will be stored, i.e. the amount of system memory that the platform will use. The two features are not bound to each other, so if you have a busy Internet site with lots of content, you can order one instance and a larger amount of memory. The Memcached caching platform will increase the overall performance of your websites shortly after you enable it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy much better loading times.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached is available as standard with all VPS web hosting plans that are ordered with our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension it needs to function properly is compiled when the VPS server is configured, so you can start using the object caching platform as soon as your brand new Virtual Private Server is fully operational. The system memory that the Memcached caching platform can employ depends on the given plan, but even with the lower-end plans, you’ll get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal exclusively for this platform. This will permit you to accelerate the overall performance of numerous websites hosted on the Virtual Private Server at the same time and to decrease the load on the virtual machine even if you’ve got regularly visited script-based websites with numerous viewers. The caching platform can be used with any script – Drupal, Mambo or Joomla, or a custom script, and you’ll see the better performance shortly after you begin using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

When you obtain any of our dedicated web hosting plans and if you select Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel on the order form, you’ll get the Memcached data caching platform by default and you can use it with each website that you host on your server without upgrading or installing anything. It will start storing info as people access your site, so you’ll see the effects of using it soon thereafter. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the Memcached platform is 3 gigabytes and normally, the more powerful the plan, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to use the caching platform for a lot of websites or for a very popular site without weakening its efficacy. The Memcached platform will permit you to increase the speed of any database-driven site very quickly – a Joomla portal, a WordPress online blog, an OpenCart web store, etc., and to boost the performance of your server.