Memcached is an object caching platform, which is used to accelerate the overall performance of database-driven Internet sites by caching the requests and the responses between the user and the server. In other words, every time a certain page on such a website is requested, the script sends a query to its database to request the info that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to visit some other web page, the whole operation is executed again and this leads to lots of database requests and higher load on the server, even more so if the website has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer has to request any info from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more happy visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your website much faster. Besides, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache whenever any info in the database is edited, so the website visitors will never wind up seeing outdated data.

Memcached in Hosting

The Memcached memory caching system comes as an upgrade with every Linux hosting offered by our company and you’ll be able to begin using it as soon as you add it, since the PHP extension that it needs so as to run correctly is pre-installed on our innovative cloud web hosting platform. You can order the upgrade from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is available with each shared hosting package 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 offer you more freedom. The first one shows the number of the Internet sites which can use Memcached, while the second, which is offered in increments of 16 megabytes, defines the total size of the content that the system can cache. A popular Internet site with a large-size database may require more memory to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so in case you wish to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any given moment with several mouse clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you decide to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to take advantage of Memcached easily, since the object caching platform’s setup takes a few clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension that it requires is pre-installed on our servers, so you can start using the Memcached platform the moment you add it to your account. You will be able to choose how many Internet sites can use it and how much information can be cached, in other words – there are two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the amount of system memory. You can get more of both, so if one of your websites becomes extremely busy, for example, you can always order more memory. Our system is unbelievably flexible in this regard and we don’t tie a specific number of instances to a fixed amount of system memory. You can use the Memcached platform to speed up any script-driven Internet site, including those that are based on famous Internet applications, such as Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in VPS Servers

You’ll get Memcached with any of the VPS server packages that we are offering in case you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you will be able to activate the object caching platform through the Control Panel section with the same name. The activation takes a couple of clicks of the mouse and you’ll notice the difference in the overall performance of your websites almost momentarily. The amount of memory that Memcached can take advantage of to store data depends on the given VPS hosting plan that you have selected, but at any rate it will be at least several hundred MB, which is more than enough even for multiple resource-intensive Internet sites. You can use the Memcached platform with sites powered by WordPress, Joomla or any other web-based application and decrease the load on your server, which will allow you to keep using the current Virtual Private Server plan rather than upgrading to a more powerful one, as you will simply not need it. Memcached is already being used by famous websites such as Wikipedia, Zynga and Reddit, which confirms its efficiency.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

When you obtain one of our dedicated service and if you choose Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel during the signup process, you’ll get the Memcached content caching platform by default and you can set it up for each site that you host on your server without upgrading or installing anything. It will begin storing information as people access your site, so you’ll detect the results of using it shortly thereafter. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the Memcached caching platform is 3 GB and normally, the more powerful the dedicated package, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will permit you to use the caching platform for a lot of sites or for a very popular site without compromising its effectiveness. The Memcached platform will enable you to accelerate any database-driven Internet site very quickly – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal weblog, an OpenCart web store, etc., and to boost the overall performance of your dedicated machine.