Memcached is a distributed memory caching platform, which is used to supercharge the speed of database-driven Internet sites by caching the calls and the responses between the user and the server. To put it simply, anytime a particular web page on such a site is opened, the script sends a database query to request the info that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a link to open a different web page, the entire process is performed again and this generates numerous database queries and excessive load on the server, particularly if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is opened again, the script no longer has to pull any data from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more pleased visitors and they will be able to browse your site faster. In addition, Memcached "refreshes" its cache every time any information in the database is edited, so the users will never see outdated content.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

The Memcached caching system is available as an optional upgrade with each and every shared package offered by our company and you’ll be able to start using it once you enable it, as the extension that it requires so as to function correctly is already installed on our innovative cloud web hosting platform. You can request the upgrade via the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with each shared web hosting plan and a brand-new section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the instances and the memory, so as to offer you more freedom. The first one shows the number of the sites that can use Memcached, while the second one, which comes in increments of 16 MB, determines the total size of the content that the system can cache. A regularly visited site with a large-sized database may need more memory in order to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so in case you need to upgrade this feature, you’ll be able to do it at any given point with a few clicks of the mouse.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you decide to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account, you can take advantage of Memcached easily, as the distributed memory object caching platform’s activation takes a couple of clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel. The extension that it requires is already installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can begin using the Memcached caching platform as soon as you add it to your account. You will be able to select how many sites can use it and how much info it will cache, in other words – there’re two separate upgradable features – the instances and the system memory. You can order more of both, so if one of your websites becomes extremely busy, for example, you can always get more memory. Our system is really flexible in this regard and we don’t bind a specific number of instances to a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can employ the Memcached platform to improve the speed of any script-driven Internet site, including those that are based on widely used web-based applications, such as WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in VPS Hosting

Memcached is available as standard with all VPS hosting that are ordered with our custom Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension it requires so as to function properly is compiled when the Virtual Private Server is configured, so you can begin using the content caching platform once your brand-new VPS server is completely functional. The system memory that Memcached can use depends on the particular VPS plan, but even with the lower-end plans, you will get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal exclusively for this platform. This will permit you to boost the performance of multiple sites hosted on the server at the same time and to reduce the load on the virtual machine even if you’ve got resource-consuming script-powered web portals with numerous viewers. The Memcached caching platform can be used with any script – Mambo, Drupal or Joomla, or a custom-developed one, and you’ll detect the better performance shortly after you start using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting

If you acquire one of our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages and if you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel during the signup procedure, you’ll get the Memcached distributed memory object caching platform as standard and you can activate it for each website that you host on your server without installing or upgrading anything. It will start caching info as users visit your website, so you’ll see the effect of using it shortly after that. The minimum amount of 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 use the caching platform for a large number of Internet sites or for an extremely heavy site without weakening its effectiveness. Memcached will enable you to accelerate any database-powered Internet site in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress online diary, an OpenCart e-shop, etc., and to boost the performance of your dedicated machine.