Memcached is a caching platform, which is used to enhance the performance of database-driven sites by caching the queries and the replies between the visitor and the server. Simply put, anytime a certain web page on such a website is accessed, the script sends a database query to request the info that should be displayed to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to visit some other web page, the entire operation is repeated and this leads to lots of database requests and high server load, even more so if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to pull any content from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall speed of your website will increase and you’ll have more happy visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your website much faster. Plus, Memcached "refreshes" its cache every time any info in the database is modified, so the site visitors will never wind up seeing old content.

Memcached in Hosting

The Memcached distributed memory caching system comes as an optional upgrade with every hosting offered by us and you can start using it once you add it, as the PHP extension that it requires so as to run correctly is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform. You can request the upgrade via the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each web hosting plan and a brand-new section where you can manage Memcached will show up. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the instances and the amount of system memory, so as to offer you more versatility. The first one refers to the number of the websites which can use Memcached, whereas the second one, which is offered in increments of 16 megabytes, specifies the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A frequently visited website with a large-sized database may require more memory in order to take an even greater advantage of the Memcached caching system, so if you want to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any time with several clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you can take advantage of Memcached with ease, since the object caching platform’s setup requires several mouse clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel. The extension that it requires is pre-installed on our servers, so you can begin using the Memcached caching platform as soon as you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You will be able to choose how many sites can use it and how much information can be cached, in other words – there’re two different features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the amount of memory. You can order more of both, so if one of your Internet sites becomes very busy, for instance, you can always order more memory. Our system is extremely flexible in this regard and we do not bind a given number of instances to a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can employ the Memcached caching platform to increase the speed of any script-powered site, including those that are based on famous web-based applications, such as Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached comes by default with every VPS server offered by us on the condition that you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel, so you won’t have to pay any extra money to be able to make the most of the potential of this caching system. The more powerful package you choose, the more memory Memcached will have for data storage purposes, but you will have at least several hundred MB at all times, which is much more than what you would get with a shared package. This will enable you to use Memcached for a lot of websites, irrespective of how heavy they are, which in turn means that you can use a lower-end package for them without overloading your VPS server. The Memcached caching system is excellent for script-powered web applications like Joomla, WordPress, OpenCart or Mambo, and you can utilize it even with a custom app. Shortly after you enable Memcached, it will begin storing information and you will note the optimized overall performance of your sites.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Each dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can begin using this data caching system the moment the dedicated server is completely operational, without needing to upgrade or activate anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can use depends on the dedicated server that you’ve selected, but since our servers are really powerful and given the fact that it is likely that you will host resource-hungry sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use will be 3 gigabytes. This will permit you to enhance the overall performance of extremely large websites without effort and you’ll note the difference soon after the Memcached system starts caching database queries. You can make the most of the system with any database-powered web page, including those based on famous Content Management Systems such as Joomla and WordPress.