Memcached is a distributed memory object caching system, which is used to increase the loading speed of database-powered Internet sites by caching the queries and the replies between the website visitor and the server. To put it in simple terms, every time a specific web page on such a website is requested, the script queries its database to fetch the info that should be displayed to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to visit a different web page, the entire operation is performed again and this results in a lot of database calls and high server load, especially if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to fetch any info from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall speed of your site will increase and you will have more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to browse your website faster. Additionally, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache if any content in the database is altered, so the site users will never wind up seeing old content.

Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting

The Memcached data caching system comes as an upgrade with each cloud web hosting that we’re offering and you can start using it as soon as you enable it, since the PHP extension that it needs in order to perform correctly is already present on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform. You can order the upgrade from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is available with each and every plan and a brand new section where you can administer Memcached will show up. 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 Internet sites which can use the Memcached caching system, while the second, which comes in increments of 16 megabytes, determines the maximum size of the content that can be cached by the system. A traffic-heavy website with a large database may need more memory in order to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so in case you need to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any moment with a few mouse clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you purchase one of our semi-dedicated server plans, you will find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades section 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 enable it with only a couple of mouse clicks. The distributed memory caching platform is ideal for any script-powered software application like Joomla, WordPress, or even a custom-made one, and depending on your necessities, you will be able to choose two separate features – how many sites will use Memcached, in other words – the number of instances; and how much data will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory that the platform will employ. The two features are not tied to each other, so if you manage a traffic-consuming website with lots of data, you can order one instance and a larger amount of system memory. Memcached will improve the overall performance of your websites shortly after you activate it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy better loading speeds.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached comes as standard with all VPS servers ordered with our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension it needs to function correctly is compiled when the VPS is configured, so you can begin using the object caching platform the moment your brand-new server is fully operational. The memory that the Memcached caching platform can employ depends on the given Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the lower-end ones, you will get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal for this platform exclusively. This will allow you to boost the performance of numerous sites hosted on the virtual server at the same time and to reduce the load even if you run large-scale script-powered websites with numerous viewers. The caching platform can be used with any script – Joomla, Drupal or Mambo, or a custom-built script, and you’ll distinguish the better performance soon after you start using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached is available free of charge with all dedicated servers that we are offering and the sole condition is that the dedicated machine must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the content caching system for any database-powered Internet site, including those based on widely used web apps – for example, a WordPress personal diary or a Joomla-driven community portal. Each dedicated server is tied to a given amount of system memory that the Memcached system can employ, but the minimum amount you’ll get is 3 GB, which is sufficient enough to boost the loading speed of extremely heavy sites tremendously, as this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached info. The Memcached system will begin caching information the moment it is enabled, so shortly after that, you’ll see the improved performance of your websites and the reduced load on your server. Plenty of websites use Memcached to boost their effectiveness, among them popular ones such as Wikipedia and Reddit.