Memcached is a distributed memory caching system, which is used to boost the performance of database-driven sites by caching the calls and the responses between the website visitor and the server. To put it differently, every time a particular page on such a website is visited, the script queries its database to fetch the info that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to open another web page, the whole process is repeated and this results in lots of database requests and excessive load on the server, even more so if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to extract any data from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your site will "soar" and you will get more gratified visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your website faster. Additionally, Memcached updates its cache every time any info in the database is modified, so the website users will never end up seeing outdated content.

Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting

The Memcached content caching system is available as an upgrade with each and every Linux cloud website hosting service offered by our company and you’ll be able to start using it once you activate it, as the PHP extension that it needs in order to function correctly is already present on our innovative cloud web hosting platform. You can request the upgrade from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each and every shared hosting package and a brand new section where you can manage Memcached will appear. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the instances and the memory, so as to give you more versatility. The first one shows the number of the websites that can use the Memcached caching system, whereas the second, which is offered in increments of 16 MB, determines the maximum size of the content that the system can cache. A busy Internet site with a large-size database may need more memory to take an even greater advantage of the Memcached caching system, so in case you’d like to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any moment with several clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can get the Memcached distributed memory caching system as an upgrade with all our Linux semi-dedicated hosting services and since it works with any script-powered web app, you can use it for every site that you host on our servers, irrespective of what application you have used – WordPress, Mambo or Joomla, a custom-created one, etc. You can add the upgrade from the respective section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated server account, and you can select two different things – the instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. In other words, these things indicate the number of the Internet sites that will use Memcached and the amount of memory that the system will be able to use to store your data. The two features are ordered independently for more freedom and one instance does not come with a particular amount of system memory. You can use Memcached with any sort of website and both you and the website visitors will swiftly see the difference in the performance.

Memcached in VPS Hosting

You’ll get Memcached with any of the virtual private server plans that we are offering when you select Hepsia as your Control Panel and you will be able to activate the data caching platform via the section with the very same name. The setup requires several clicks and you’ll see the difference in the overall performance of your sites almost instantaneously. The amount of memory that Memcached can employ to cache data depends on the given VPS plan that you have selected, but in any case it will be at least several hundred megabytes, which is more than enough even for multiple traffic-heavy websites. You can use Memcached with Internet sites based on Joomla, WordPress or any other software app and decrease the load on your Virtual Private Server, which will allow you to keep using the current Virtual Private Server plan rather than moving to a more powerful one, as you simply won’t need it. Memcached is already being used by popular websites like Reddit, Zynga and Wikipedia, which confirms its efficacy.

Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting

When you purchase one of our dedicated hosting services and if you pick Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel at signup, you’ll get the Memcached object caching platform by default and you can use it with any website that you host on the dedicated machine without installing or upgrading anything. It will begin storing info as people open your website, so you’ll notice the effects of using it shortly thereafter. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the Memcached caching platform is 3 gigabytes and naturally, the more powerful the plan, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will allow you to use the caching platform for plenty of websites or for an extremely popular site without compromising its efficiency. Memcached will enable you to boost the speed of any database-driven website in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal weblog, an OpenCart web shop, etcetera, and to enhance the overall performance of your dedicated server.