Memcached is an object caching platform, which is used to supercharge the overall performance of database-powered websites by caching the requests and the responses between the website visitor and the server. To put it differently, every time a certain web page on such a website is visited, the script sends a database query to get the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a link to go to a different page, the whole process is repeated and this results in plenty of database calls and high load on the server, particularly if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer has to request any content from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your website will increase and you will get more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your site much faster. What’s more, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache if any information in the database is modified, so the website users will never wind up seeing out-of-date content.

Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting

The Memcached data caching system is offered as an upgrade with each and every Linux cloud website hosting service that we’re offering and you’ll be able to start using it as soon as you order it, as the PHP extension that it requires so as to run properly is already available on our advanced cloud platform. You can order the upgrade via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each shared hosting package and a brand new Control Panel section where you can manage Memcached will appear. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the instances and the system memory, so as to give you more flexibility. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached caching system, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 16 megabytes, defines the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A regularly visited website with a large database may require more memory in order to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so if you’d like to upgrade this feature, you’ll be able to do it at any moment with several mouse clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you purchase any of our semi-dedicated server plans, you’ll find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades part of the Hepsia Control Panel, so if you wish to use it for any of the websites hosted in your semi-dedicated server hosting account, you can add it with just a couple of mouse clicks. The distributed memory caching platform is ideal for any script-based application such as Joomla, WordPress, or even an in-house built application, and based on your demands, you will be able to choose two separate features – how many websites will use the Memcached caching platform, in other words – the number of instances; and how much info will be stored, in other words – the amount of memory that the platform will employ. The two features are not tied to each other, so if you’ve got a frequently visited site with a lot of data, you can order one instance and a large amount of memory. The Memcached platform will accelerate the performance of your websites shortly after you activate it and both you and your visitors will enjoy much faster load times.

Memcached in VPS Servers

You’ll get Memcached with any of the VPS server packages that we offer in case you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the object caching platform through the Control Panel section with the exact same name. The configuration requires several clicks of the mouse and you will notice the difference in the performance of your websites almost instantaneously. The amount of memory that the Memcached caching platform can take advantage of to store information depends on the given Virtual Private Server plan that you have selected, but in any case it will be at least several hundred MB, which is more than enough even for several traffic-hungry sites. You can use the Memcached platform with Internet sites powered by Joomla, WordPress or any other software app and reduce the load on your server, which will permit you to keep using the current plan rather than upgrading to a more powerful one, as you will simply not need it. Memcached is already being used by famous websites like Wikipedia, Reddit and Zynga, which shows its efficiency.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached comes for free with all Linux dedicated servers that we’re offering and the only requirement is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the memory caching system for any database-powered website, including those based on popular web-based apps – for example, a WordPress personal blog or a Joomla-driven community site. Each dedicated server is tied to a different amount of system memory that the Memcached caching system can employ, but the minimum amount you’ll get is 3 GB, which is quite enough to improve the speed of very large sites enormously, since this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached info. The system will begin caching content the moment it is activated, so soon after that, you will note the optimized overall performance of your websites and the reduced load on your dedicated machine. Plenty of sites use the Memcached system to improve their efficacy, among them famous ones like Reddit and Wikipedia.