Memcached is a memory caching system, which is used to boost the loading speed of database-driven Internet sites by caching the calls and the responses between the visitor and the server. In simple terms, anytime a specific web page on such a site is accessed, the script sends a database query to request the info that should be shown to the website visitor. If the latter clicks on a hyperlink to go to some other web page, the whole operation is executed again and this results in numerous database requests and high server load, especially if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is opened again, the script no longer needs to pull any content from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your website will increase and you will have more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your site much faster. Plus, Memcached updates its cache whenever any content in the database is altered, so the website users will never wind up seeing outdated data.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

The Memcached content caching system is available as an optional upgrade with each Linux cloud hosting that we offer and you can begin using it the moment you enable it, as the PHP extension that it requires so as to perform properly is already installed on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform. You can request the upgrade from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is available with each and every web hosting package and a new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will appear. 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 Internet sites which can use Memcached, while the second one, which is available in increments of 16 megabytes, specifies the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A heavy-traffic website with a large-sized database may need more memory so as to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so if you need to upgrade this service, you will be able to do it at any given time with a couple of 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, since the distributed memory caching platform’s activation requires a few mouse clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension that is required is already installed on our servers, so you can start using Memcached the moment you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You will be able to choose how many Internet sites can use it and how much data can be cached, in other words – there’re two different upgradable features – the instances and the system memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your sites becomes extremely popular, for example, you can always add more memory to it. Our system is stunningly flexible in this regard and we don’t tie a specific number of instances to a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can employ Memcached to improve the loading speed of any script-powered site, including those that are based on popular software applications, such as Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in VPS Web Hosting

Memcached is available as standard with all Linux VPS web hosting that are ordered with our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension it requires so as to function correctly is compiled when the VPS is configured, so you can begin using the distributed memory caching platform as soon as your new Virtual Private Server is up and running. The system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the given VPS plan, but even with the less powerful plans, several hundred megabytes will be at your disposal only for this platform. This will allow you to accelerate the performance of multiple websites hosted on the virtual server simultaneously and to lower the load even if you have resource-consuming script-powered web portals with plenty of visitors. Memcached can be used with any script – Joomla, Mambo or Drupal, or a custom-developed script, and you’ll detect the faster performance soon after you start using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting

When you acquire any of our Linux dedicated servers hosting and if you choose Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel at signup, you’ll get the Memcached distributed memory object caching platform by default and you can enable it for each website that you host on your dedicated machine without installing or upgrading anything. It will start storing content as users open your Internet site, so you’ll detect the results of using it shortly after that. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the Memcached caching platform is 3 GB and normally, the more powerful the plan, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will permit you to take advantage of the caching platform for multiple sites or for an extremely popular site without compromising its efficiency. The Memcached platform will enable you to accelerate any database-powered Internet site very quickly – a Joomla portal, a WordPress online blog, an OpenCart e-store, etc., and to optimize the performance of your dedicated machine.