Memcached is a content caching platform, which is used to improve the load speed of database-driven websites by caching the calls and the responses between the website visitor and the server. To put it simply, anytime a particular web page on such a website is opened, the script connects to its database to fetch the info that should be displayed to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to go to another page, the entire process is executed again and this results in numerous database requests and higher load on the server, even more so if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to extract any content from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your site will increase and you’ll enjoy more gratified visitors and they will be able to browse your website much faster. At the same time, Memcached updates its cache if any content in the database is updated, so the visitors will never wind up seeing out-of-date content.

Memcached in Website Hosting

The Memcached distributed memory object caching system is offered as an upgrade with every Linux website hosting package offered by us and you will be able to start using it as soon as you add it, since the PHP extension that it needs so as to perform properly is already present on our avant-garde cloud web hosting platform. You can order the upgrade through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each and every shared hosting plan and a brand new section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the instances and the system memory, so as to give you more versatility. The first one shows the number of the websites that can use the Memcached caching system, while the second, which comes in increments of 16 megabytes, defines the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A popular Internet site with a large-size database may need more memory so as to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so if you need to upgrade this feature, you’ll be able to do it at any point with several clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can add the Memcached memory caching platform to any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages offered by us and make use of its full potential for any script-powered website hosted on our servers. The upgrade is available through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can choose two things – the instances and the system memory. These things specify how many websites can use the Memcached platform and the amount of memory that it will use to store your data. You can select them independently, since a given instance is not linked to a specific amount of memory, so you can use lots of memory for one busy website, for example. This upgrade comes in increments of 16 MB and you can order as much memory as you like. The platform can be used with any script-powered site irrespective of its type, including those that are based on widely used web-based applications like Drupal, Joomla or WordPress, and plenty of companies like Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to enhance the performance of their websites.

Memcached in VPS Web Hosting

Memcached is offered by default with each virtual private server that we’re offering if you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel, so you will not have to pay any extra money to be able to use the potential of this data caching system. The more powerful package you select, the more memory Memcached will have for content storage purposes, but you’ll have at least several hundred megabytes at all times, which is much more than what you’d get with a shared web hosting package. This will allow you to use Memcached for numerous sites, irrespective of how busy they are, which in turn goes to say that you can use a low-end package for them without overloading your Virtual Private Server. The caching system is excellent for script-driven apps like OpenCart, WordPress, Joomla or Mambo, and you can utilize it even with a custom app. Soon after you enable the Memcached system, it will begin storing data and you’ll distinguish the optimized performance of your websites.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting

When you acquire one of our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages and if you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel at signup, you will get the Memcached distributed memory caching platform by default and you can use it with any Internet site that you host on the dedicated server without upgrading or installing anything. It will start storing data as people visit your Internet site, so you will see the results of using it shortly after that. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the Memcached platform is 3 GB and normally, the more powerful the plan, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will permit you to take advantage of the caching platform for plenty of websites or for a very busy site without compromising its efficiency. The Memcached platform will permit you to boost the speed of any database-driven website in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal weblog, an OpenCart store, etc., and to enhance the overall performance of your server.