Memcached is an object caching platform, which is used to boost the load speed of database-powered Internet sites by caching the requests and the responses between the visitor and the server. To put it in simple terms, every time a given web page on such a website is visited, the script calls its database to fetch the information that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to open another page, the entire process is performed again and this results in plenty of database calls and higher server load, even more so if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer has to cull any info from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more pleased visitors and they will be able to surf through your website faster. At the same time, Memcached "refreshes" its cache whenever any information in the database is altered, so the website users will never see out-of-date content.

Memcached in Shared Web Hosting

If you host script-powered sites in a shared web hosting account with us, you will be able to add the Memcached memory caching system to your plan with only a couple of clicks of the mouse from your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantly and, since the PHP extension needed for it is already installed on our avant-garde cloud website hosting platform, you can begin using it straight away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of memory that Memcached will use. The latter is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and you can add memory whenever you want. Logically, the more memory the Memcached caching system is allowed to use, the more content it will cache, so in case you run a resource-consuming site with a lot of content, you may need more memory so as to be able to take advantage of the power that Memcached can offer you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you get any of our semi-dedicated server plans, you’ll find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you would like to use it for any of the sites hosted in the account, you can activate it with just a few clicks. The data caching platform is perfect for any script-powered web app such as WordPress, Joomla, or even a custom one, and depending on your necessities, you will be able to select two different things – how many Internet sites will use the Memcached platform, in other words – the number of instances; and how much information 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 manage a busy website with a lot of data, you can get one instance and a larger amount of system memory. The Memcached platform will optimize the performance of your Internet sites shortly after you activate it and both you and your visitors will enjoy faster load speeds.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached comes as standard with all Linux VPS servers that are ordered with our custom Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension it requires in order to function correctly is compiled when the VPS server is set up, so you can begin using the data caching platform the moment your new server is completely functional. The memory that Memcached can employ depends on the particular Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the low-end ones, you will get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal exclusively for this platform. This will permit you to increase the overall performance of multiple websites hosted on the VPS simultaneously and to reduce the load on the virtual machine even if you run resource-hungry script-driven web pages with many viewers. The Memcached platform can be used with any script – Joomla, Drupal or Mambo, or a custom-made one, and you will see the faster overall performance soon after you begin using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Any dedicated server that’s ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can begin using the object caching system the moment the server is fully operational, without having to install or upgrade anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use depends on the server that you have picked, but as our servers are rather powerful and given the fact that it is likely that you’ll host resource-intensive sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use is three gigabytes. This will allow you to boost the performance of extremely popular websites without any effort and you’ll distinguish the difference soon after the Memcached system starts caching database requests. You can take full advantage of the Memcached system with any database-powered portal, including those that are based on widely used CMSs like WordPress and Joomla.