Memcached is a distributed memory caching platform, which is used to accelerate the load speed of database-powered 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 queries its database to fetch the info that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks a link to go to a different page, the entire operation is carried out again and this results in lots of database queries and high load on the server, particularly if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is requested again, the script no longer has to cull any information from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall speed of your site will increase and you’ll get more satisfied visitors and they will be able to browse your website much faster. Moreover, the Memcached platform updates its cache whenever any information in the database is changed, so the website visitors will never see old data.

Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting

The Memcached object caching system comes as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux cloud website hosting package that we’re offering and you’ll be able to begin using it the moment you activate it, as the PHP extension that it requires so as to function correctly is pre-installed on our advanced cloud hosting platform. You can request the upgrade via the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each hosting plan and a new section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the instances and the system memory, so as to offer you more flexibility. The first one refers to the number of the websites which can use the Memcached caching system, while the second, which is offered in increments of 16 MB, defines the maximum size of the content that the system can cache. A heavy-traffic website with a large-sized database may require more memory so as to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so in case you would like to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any given moment with several mouse clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you purchase any of our semi-dedicated server plans, you’ll find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades part of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you wish to use it for any of the Internet sites hosted in the account, you can add it with just a few clicks. The platform is ideal for any script-based software application such as WordPress, Joomla, or even an in-house built app, and based on your requirements, you will be able to choose two separate things – how many Internet sites will use the Memcached platform, in other words – the number of instances; and how much data will be stored, in other words – the amount of memory that the platform will use. The two features are not bound to each other, so if you run a busy site with lots of content, you can order one instance and a large amount of system memory. Memcached will increase the overall performance of your Internet sites shortly after you enable it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy much better load speeds.

Memcached in VPS Hosting

Memcached is offered by default with each and every virtual private server that we offer provided that you pick Hepsia as your hosting 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 caching system. The more powerful plan you choose, the more system memory Memcached will have for information caching purposes, but you will have no less than several hundred megabytes all the time, which is much more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared package. This will enable you to use the Memcached caching system for a lot of sites, no matter how busy they are, which in turn means that you can use a lower-end package for them without overloading the VPS server. The Memcached caching system is perfect for script-powered apps such as WordPress, Joomla, OpenCart or Mambo, and you can utilize it even with a custom-developed app. Shortly after you enable Memcached, it will start caching info and you will observe the improved performance of your websites.

Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting

Memcached is available for free with all Linux dedicated servers hosting packages that we offer and the sole condition is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the object caching system for any database-driven website, including those that are based on widely used web apps – for instance, a WordPress personal journal or a Joomla-powered community web portal. Each dedicated machine comes with a different amount of system memory that Memcached can use, but the minimum you’ll get is three gigabytes, which is quite enough to improve the speed of very popular sites enormously, as this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached content. The Memcached system will start caching information the moment it’s enabled, so soon after that, you will see the optimized performance of your websites and the decreased load on the dedicated server. A lot of sites use the Memcached system to increase their effectiveness, among them popular ones like Reddit and Wikipedia.