Memcached is a distributed memory object caching platform, which is used to enhance the overall performance of database-driven websites by caching the queries and the replies between the visitor and the server. To put it differently, anytime a given page on such a site is opened, the script sends a database query to get the info that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a link to go to some other web page, the entire procedure is performed again and this generates plenty of database calls and higher load on the server, even more so if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to pull any content from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your website will increase and you will get more happy visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your website faster. Besides, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache whenever any data in the database is edited, so the website users will never end up seeing old content.

Memcached in Shared Website Hosting

The Memcached distributed memory caching system comes as an upgrade with each Linux shared website hosting service that we offer and you can begin using it as soon as you order it, since the extension that it needs in order to function properly is pre-installed on our advanced cloud web hosting platform. You can request the upgrade from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with every shared web hosting package and a brand new Control Panel section where you can manage Memcached will show up. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the instances and the amount of memory, so as to give you more freedom. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites which can use Memcached, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 16 megabytes, determines the maximum size of the content that can be cached by the system. A busy Internet site with a large-sized database may need more memory to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so if you want to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any time with several clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can add the Memcached object caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated servers that we are offering and use its full capacity for any script-powered Internet site hosted on our servers. The upgrade is available through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can choose two features – the number of instances and the memory. These things determine how many sites can use Memcached and the amount of system memory that it will use to cache your information. You can select them independently, since a given instance is not tied to a specific amount of system memory, so you can use a lot of memory for a single resource-consuming Internet site, for instance. This upgrade is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order as much memory as you wish. The platform can be used with any script-driven website irrespective of its type, including those that are based on widely used software applications like Drupal, Joomla or WordPress, and plenty of companies like Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to boost the loading speed of their websites.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached is included by default with each and every VPS server offered by our company on the condition that you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel, so you won’t need to pay any extra money to be able to use the maximum potential of this data caching system. The more powerful Virtual Private Server package you pick, the more memory Memcached will have for content storage purposes, but you will have no less than several hundred MB at all times, which is much more than what you would get with a shared hosting package. This will enable you to use the Memcached caching system for lots of Internet sites, no matter how busy they are, which in turn goes to say that you can use a low-end plan for them without overloading your Virtual Private Server. The Memcached caching system is perfect for script-driven software applications such as Joomla, WordPress, OpenCart or Mambo, and you can utilize it even with a custom-developed app. Shortly after you activate Memcached, it will begin caching content and you will observe the enhanced overall performance of your websites.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

If you acquire any of our Linux dedicated service and if you select Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel during the order process, you will get the Memcached data caching platform by default and you can set it up for any site that you host on the server without upgrading or installing anything. It will start storing content as people visit your Internet site, so you will see the result of using it soon 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 allow you to use the platform for lots of Internet sites or for a very popular Internet site without weakening its efficacy. The Memcached platform will permit you to increase the speed of any database-driven Internet site very quickly – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal journal, an OpenCart web store, etc., and to enhance the overall performance of your dedicated machine.