Memcached is a memory caching platform, which is used to enhance the performance of database-powered Internet sites by caching the queries and the responses between the website visitor and the server. To put it simply, every time a given page on such a site is requested, the script calls its database to get the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to go to a different page, the whole operation is executed again and this generates lots of database queries and high server load, even more so if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer has to request any data from the database, since everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall speed of your website will increase and you’ll enjoy more satisfied visitors and they will be able to browse your site faster. Besides, Memcached updates its cache if any content in the database is updated, so the users will never end up seeing outdated content.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

The Memcached memory caching system comes as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux cloud hosting service that we offer and you’ll be able to start using it once you activate it, as the PHP extension that it needs so as to perform properly is already available on our advanced cloud website hosting platform. You can order the upgrade from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every plan and a brand-new section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of memory, so as to give you more flexibility. The first one shows the number of the sites which can use Memcached, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 16 megabytes, specifies the maximum size of the content that can be cached by the system. A frequently visited site with a large database may require more memory in order to take an even greater advantage of the Memcached caching system, so if you would like to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any given moment with several clicks of the mouse.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you obtain any of our semi-dedicated server packages, you will find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades part of the Hepsia Control Panel, so if you want to use it for any of the sites hosted in your semi-dedicated server hosting account, you can activate it with only a couple of clicks. The distributed memory caching platform is perfect for any script-based software app like Joomla, WordPress, or even a custom-developed one, and based on your demands, you will be able to select two different features – how many Internet sites will use Memcached, i.e. the number of instances; and how much information will be stored, in other words – the amount of system memory that the platform will employ. The two things are not tied to each other, so if you own a traffic-hungry Internet site with lots of content, you can order one instance and a larger amount of memory. Memcached will boost the overall performance of your sites soon after you activate it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy better loading speeds.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached comes by default with all Linux VPS servers that are ordered with our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension it requires to work correctly is compiled when the Virtual Private Server is configured, so you can begin using the distributed memory object caching platform the moment your new VPS server is ready. The system memory that the Memcached platform can use depends on the particular Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the low-end plans, several hundred megabytes will be at your disposal exclusively for this platform. This will allow you to boost the performance of numerous websites hosted on the Virtual Private Server simultaneously and to lower the load on the machine even if you’ve got content-rich script-powered online portals with lots of viewers. The caching platform can be used with any script – Mambo, Joomla or Drupal, or a custom-built script, and you’ll notice the better performance soon after you begin using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

If you order any of our Linux dedicated servers and if you pick Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel at signup, you will get the Memcached platform by default and you can set it up for each website that you host on your dedicated server without upgrading or installing anything. It will begin caching data as people open your Internet site, so you will notice the effects of using it shortly after that. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the Memcached platform is 3 gigabytes and normally, the more powerful the dedicate server package, the more system 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 a very heavy website without weakening its efficiency. Memcached will allow you to boost the loading speed of any database-powered website very quickly – a Joomla portal, a WordPress weblog, an OpenCart e-shop, etcetera, and to enhance the performance of your server.