Memcached is a caching platform, which is used to accelerate the speed of database-driven websites by caching the queries and the responses between the visitor and the server. To put it differently, every time a particular page on such a site is requested, the script connects to its database to request the information that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks a link to open another page, the entire operation is performed again and this leads to a lot of database calls and high load on the server, even more so if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer has to cull any data from the database, since everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your site will "soar" and you will have more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your site faster. Moreover, Memcached "refreshes" its cache every time any info in the database is altered, so the site visitors will never end up seeing outdated data.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

The Memcached caching system comes as an upgrade with each cloud hosting that we offer and you’ll be able to start using it as soon as you activate it, since the extension that it needs so as to function properly is pre-installed on our innovative cloud platform. You can order the upgrade from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes bundled with each and every hosting plan and a new section where you can manage Memcached will appear. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the number of instances and the memory, so as to offer you more freedom. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites which can use Memcached, whereas the second one, which is available in increments of 16 megabytes, determines the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A busy Internet site with a large database may need more memory so as to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so in case you want to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any point with a few mouse clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you decide to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached with ease, as the distributed memory caching platform’s setup takes several clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The required PHP extension is already installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can begin using Memcached as soon as you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You will be able to select how many websites can use it and how much content can be cached, in other words – there’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your sites becomes very busy, for instance, you can always get more memory. Our system is really flexible in this regard and we do not tie a given number of instances to a fixed amount of system memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached platform to improve the loading speed of any script-powered Internet site, including those based on popular software apps, such as WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in VPS Servers

You’ll get Memcached with each of the VPS server plans that we are offering if you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the distributed memory object caching platform through the section with the very same name. The setup takes several mouse clicks and you’ll detect the difference in the overall performance of your websites almost immediately. The amount of system memory that the Memcached caching platform can take advantage of to cache information depends on the given VPS package that you’ve chosen, but in any case it will not be less than several hundred MB, which is more than enough even for several resource-heavy websites. You can use the Memcached platform with websites driven by WordPress, Joomla or any other web-based application and decrease the load on your virtual machine, which will permit you to continue using the current plan rather than upgrading to a more powerful one, since you will simply not need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by popular websites like Zynga, Wikipedia and Reddit, which is a proof of its efficacy.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Any dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can start using the memory caching system once the dedicated server is fully operational, without having to upgrade or install anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use depends on the server that you have chosen, but as our servers are exceptionally powerful and considering the fact that it’s likely that you will host resource-intensive websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use is 3 gigabytes. This will permit you to increase the overall performance of extremely heavy sites effortlessly and you will note the difference soon after the Memcached system begins caching database queries. You can use the Memcached system with any database-driven web portal, including those that are based on widely used CMSs such as WordPress and Joomla.