Memcached is a caching system, which is used to supercharge the speed of database-powered websites by caching the calls and the responses between the visitor and the server. In simple terms, every time a given page on such a website is opened, the script calls its database to get the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to open another page, the whole procedure is carried out again and this results in a lot of database queries and high server load, even more so if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is accessed again, the script no longer needs to extract any content from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your site will "soar" and you will get more satisfied visitors and they will be able to navigate through your website faster. Additionally, the Memcached platform updates its cache if any data in the database is altered, so the site users will never wind up seeing out-of-date data.

Memcached in Shared Web Hosting

The Memcached object caching system comes as an upgrade with each and every Linux shared web hosting that we offer and you can begin using it once you add it, as the PHP extension that it needs in order to function properly is already installed on our innovative cloud web hosting platform. You can request the upgrade via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with every hosting package and a brand new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the instances and the system memory, so as to offer you more flexibility. The first one shows the number of the Internet sites which can use Memcached, whereas the second, which is available 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 so as to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so if you wish to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any given moment with several mouse clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get one of our semi-dedicated server packages, you’ll find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades section of your Hepsia Control Panel, so if you want to use it for any of the Internet sites hosted in the semi-dedicated server hosting account, you can enable it with only a few clicks of the mouse. The caching platform is ideal for any script-driven application such as Joomla, WordPress, or even a custom-made application, and depending on your necessities, you’ll be able to select two separate things – how many Internet sites will use the Memcached platform, in other words – the number of instances; and how much content will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory that the platform will employ. The two features are not tied to each other, so if you own a high-demand Internet site with lots of data, you can get one instance and a larger amount of system memory. The Memcached caching platform will increase the overall performance of your Internet sites soon after you activate it and both you and your visitors will enjoy much faster load speeds.

Memcached in VPS Web Hosting

Memcached is included by default with each virtual private server offered by us as long as you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel, so you won’t need to pay any extra cash to be able to use the potential of this object caching system. The more powerful Virtual Private Server hosting package you choose, the more system memory Memcached will have for data storage purposes, but you will have no less than several hundred MB all the time, which is much more than what you’d get with a shared web hosting plan. This will enable you to use Memcached for many sites, regardless of how large they are, which in turn goes to say that you can use a lower-end plan for them without overloading the virtual machine. The Memcached caching system is ideal for script-powered apps like Joomla, WordPress, OpenCart or Mambo, and you can utilize it even with a custom app. Shortly after you enable the Memcached caching system, it will begin storing info and you will see the optimized overall performance of your websites.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting

Memcached is available free of charge with all dedicated hosting services that we offer and the only requirement is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the data caching system for any database-powered Internet site, including those based on widely used Internet apps – for instance, a WordPress personal blog or a Joomla-driven social networking site. Each dedicated server comes with a given amount of memory that the Memcached system can employ, but the minimum you’ll get is 3 GB, which is sufficient enough to optimize the loading speed of extremely popular websites noticeably, since this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached data. The Memcached system will begin caching information the moment it’s enabled, so soon after that, you will note the enhanced overall performance of your Internet sites and the reduced load on the dedicated server. Plenty of Internet sites use the Memcached system to boost their effectiveness, among them famous ones like Wikipedia and Reddit.