Memcached is a distributed memory object caching system, which is used to increase the load speed of database-powered Internet sites by caching the queries and the replies between the user and the server. In simple terms, anytime a particular web page on such a site is accessed, the script sends a database query to fetch the info that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to visit another page, the whole operation is executed again and this results in lots of database requests and higher server load, even more so if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is accessed again, the script no longer has to fetch any information from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall speed of your website will increase and you will enjoy more happy visitors and they will be able to surf through your website faster. Also, Memcached "refreshes" its cache if any info in the database is modified, so the site users will never end up seeing old content.

Memcached in Website Hosting

When you host script-based websites in a website hosting account with us, you can add the Memcached caching system to your web hosting plan with just a few clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantaneously and, since the necessary PHP extension is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform, you can start using it right away. To give you more versatility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many websites will use Memcached) and to the memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter is available in increments of 16 MB and you can order memory whenever you want. Logically, the more memory Memcached is allowed to use, the more data it will cache, so if you’ve got a traffic-intensive site with a lot of data, you may require more memory to be able to make full use of the power that Memcached can offer you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you purchase one of our semi-dedicated server packages, you will find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades part of the Hepsia Control Panel, so if you want to use it for any of the websites hosted in your semi-dedicated server hosting account, you can activate it with just a few clicks. The distributed memory caching platform is perfect for any script-based application like Joomla, WordPress, or even a custom-developed one, and depending on your necessities, you’ll be able to choose two different features – how many websites will use Memcached, 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 things are not bound to each other, so if you have a traffic-consuming website with a lot of data, you can get one instance and a large amount of memory. The Memcached caching platform will increase the performance of your Internet sites soon after you activate it and both you and your visitors will enjoy better loading speeds.

Memcached in VPS

Memcached is available by default with all Linux VPS ordered with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension it requires in order to work properly is compiled when the VPS server is set up, so you can start using the object caching platform as soon as your new server is fully functional. The memory that Memcached can use depends on the particular Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the low-end plans, you’ll get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal only for this platform. This will allow you to accelerate the overall performance of multiple websites hosted on the Virtual Private Server simultaneously and to lower the load on the virtual machine even if you run traffic-heavy script-powered websites with multiple viewers. The Memcached platform can be used with any script – Joomla, Drupal or Mambo, or a custom-made one, and you’ll notice the faster performance soon after you start using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Hosting

When you buy any of our Linux dedicated hosting and if you pick Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel during the order process, you’ll get the Memcached data caching platform by default and you can set it up for any website that you host on the server without installing or upgrading anything. It will begin storing information as users visit your website, so you’ll notice the result of using it shortly thereafter. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the Memcached caching platform is 3 gigabytes and naturally, the more powerful the dedicate server package, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will permit you to take advantage of the caching platform for plenty of Internet sites or for an extremely heavy website without weakening its efficacy. The Memcached caching platform will enable you to accelerate the speed of any database-powered Internet site in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress online journal, an OpenCart e-store, etcetera, and to boost the overall performance of your dedicated server.