Memcached is a distributed memory object caching system, which is used to optimize the loading speed of database-driven Internet sites by caching the queries and the responses between the user and the server. To put it simply, every time a given page on such a site is opened, the script queries its database to request the info that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to open another page, the whole operation is executed again and this generates numerous database calls and excessive server load, even more so if the website has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so in case any of these pages is opened again, the script no longer has to cull any content from the database, since everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your site will increase and you’ll have more gratified visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your website faster. Furthermore, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache every time any information in the database is changed, so the website visitors will never wind up seeing out-of-date content.

Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting

The Memcached memory caching system comes as an optional upgrade with every cloud web hosting plan offered by our company and you will be able to begin using it the moment you add it, since the PHP extension that it requires so as to perform properly is pre-installed on our innovative cloud hosting platform. You can request the upgrade via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is available with each and every shared web hosting plan and a brand-new Control Panel section where you can manage Memcached will appear. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the instances and the amount of memory, so as to give you more flexibility. The first one refers to the number of the websites which can use the Memcached caching system, while the second one, which comes in increments of 16 MB, determines the maximum size of the content that the system can cache. A frequently visited Internet site with a large database may need more memory in order to take an even greater advantage of the Memcached caching system, so in case you wish to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any given time with a few clicks of the mouse.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can add the Memcached content caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated plans that we are offering and use its full capacity for any script-driven website hosted on our servers. The upgrade is accessible through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can select two things – the instances and the system memory. These things show how many websites can use the Memcached platform and how much system memory it will use to store your data. You can choose them separately, since a given instance is not linked to a particular amount of system memory, so you can use a lot of memory for one resource-intensive site, for instance. This feature comes in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order as much memory as you wish. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-driven site regardless of its nature, including those that are based on widely used software applications like Drupal, WordPress or Joomla, and many companies like Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to enhance the performance of their sites.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached is available by default with all VPS plans ordered with our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension it needs to function properly is compiled when the virtual server is configured, so you can begin using the caching platform the moment your brand new virtual server is fully ready. The memory that the Memcached caching platform can employ depends on the particular VPS plan, but even with the less powerful ones, you’ll get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal only for this platform. This will permit you to optimize the performance of numerous websites hosted on the server at the same time and to lower the load on the machine even if you have high-demand script-based portals with multiple viewers. The Memcached platform can be used with any script – Drupal, Mambo or Joomla, or a custom-made script, and you’ll observe the better performance soon after you start using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

When you obtain any of our dedicated web hosting plans and if you pick Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel during the order process, you will get the Memcached platform by default and you can use it with each Internet site that you host on your dedicated server without installing or upgrading anything. It will start storing data as users open your site, so you’ll detect the result of using it shortly after that. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the Memcached platform is three gigabytes and normally, the more powerful the dedicate server package, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will permit you to take advantage of the platform for a lot of Internet sites or for an extremely busy Internet site without compromising its efficiency. The Memcached caching platform will enable you to improve the loading speed of any database-driven website very quickly – a Joomla portal, a WordPress weblog, an OpenCart web store, etc., and to enhance the overall performance of your dedicated server.