Memcached is a content caching system, which is used to boost the load speed of database-powered Internet sites by caching the queries and the replies between the visitor and the server. To put it differently, every time a given web page on such a website is requested, the script sends a database query to request the information that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to go to some other page, the whole process is performed again and this results in plenty of database requests and high load on the server, particularly if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is requested again, the script no longer has to request any content from the database, since everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your site will increase and you will have more pleased visitors and they will be able to browse your site much faster. Also, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache every time any data in the database is edited, so the site visitors will never see out-of-date content.

Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting

The Memcached distributed memory caching system is available as an optional upgrade with every Linux cloud website hosting that we’re offering and you’ll be able to start using it once you order it, as the PHP extension that it needs so as to function properly is already available on our innovative cloud website hosting platform. You can request the upgrade through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with every shared hosting package and a brand new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of memory, so as to give you more versatility. The first one refers to the number of the sites which can use the Memcached caching system, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 16 MB, specifies the total size of the content that the system can cache. A regularly visited site with a large database may require more memory in order to take an even greater advantage of the Memcached caching system, so in case you wish to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any given point with a couple of mouse clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you decide to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, since the caching platform’s activation requires several mouse clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel. The required extension is already installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can begin using the Memcached caching platform the moment you add it to your account. You’ll be able to select how many Internet sites can use it and how much information can be cached, i.e. there are two separate upgradable features – the number of instances and the system memory. You can get more of both, so if one of your websites becomes very popular, for example, you can always add more memory to it. Our system is pretty flexible in this regard and we do not bind a particular number of instances to a pre-defined amount of memory. You can use the Memcached platform to accelerate any script-driven website, including those based on popular software apps, such as WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in VPS Hosting

Memcached is included by default with every virtual private server that we offer on the condition that you select Hepsia as your Control Panel, so you won’t have to pay anything extra to be able to take advantage of the full potential of this distributed memory object caching system. The more powerful VPS plan you pick, the more system memory Memcached will have for information storage purposes, but you’ll have no less than several hundred MB at all times, which is much more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared web hosting plan. This will enable you to use the Memcached caching system for multiple sites, no matter how heavy they are, which in turn means that you can use a lower-end plan for them without overloading your Virtual Private Server. The Memcached caching system is perfect for script-based software applications such as Joomla, OpenCart, WordPress or Mambo, and you can utilize it even with a custom app. Shortly after you activate the Memcached caching system, it will begin caching info and you will detect the enhanced overall performance of your websites.

Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting

If you order one of our Linux dedicated web hosting and if you choose Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel on the order form, you’ll get the Memcached content caching platform as standard and you can set it up for any website that you host on the dedicated server without upgrading or installing anything. It will begin caching information as users visit your site, so you’ll detect the result of using it shortly after that. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the caching platform is 3 GB and naturally, the more powerful the dedicate server plan, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will permit you to use the platform for a large number of websites or for a very large site without compromising its efficiency. The Memcached platform will allow you to enhance the loading speed of any database-powered Internet site in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress online diary, an OpenCart web store, etcetera, and to boost the overall performance of your dedicated machine.