Memcached is a content caching platform, which is used to enhance the performance of database-driven websites by caching the queries and the replies between the user and the server. In simple terms, every time a given page on such a site is visited, the script calls its database to fetch the information that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to go to another web page, the entire process is repeated and this results in plenty of database queries and higher server load, even more so if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to fetch any information from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your site will increase and you’ll enjoy more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your website much faster. In addition, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache if any data in the database is edited, so the site visitors will never wind up seeing out-of-date content.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

The Memcached data caching system comes as an optional upgrade with every shared hosting service that we are offering and you’ll be able to begin using it the moment you order it, since the PHP extension that it needs so as to function correctly is pre-installed on our avant-garde cloud hosting platform. You can order the upgrade via the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with every hosting plan and a new 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 offer you more freedom. The first one shows the number of the websites which can use Memcached, while the second one, which is offered in increments of 16 megabytes, determines the total size of the content that the system can cache. A regularly visited Internet site with a large database may require more memory in order to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so if you need to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any given time with a few mouse clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you acquire one of our semi-dedicated server plans, you will find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades part of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you’d like to use it for any of the Internet sites hosted in your semi-dedicated server hosting account, you can add it with only a few clicks of the mouse. The distributed memory object caching platform is suitable for any script-powered web application like Joomla, WordPress, or even an in-house built app, and based on your necessities, you’ll be able to select two separate things – how many websites will use the Memcached caching platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much content will be stored, i.e. the amount of memory that the platform will employ. The two features are not tied to each other, so if you manage a traffic-heavy site with a lot of content, you can get one instance and a larger amount of memory. Memcached will increase the performance of your websites soon after you activate it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy much better loading times.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Any dedicated server that’s ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can start using the distributed memory caching system once your dedicated server is set up, without having to upgrade or install anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use depends on the dedicated server that you’ve selected, but since our servers are amazingly powerful and given the fact that it is likely that you will host resource-intensive Internet sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use will be 3 GB. This will allow you to optimize the performance of very large websites effortlessly and you’ll observe the difference shortly after the Memcached caching system starts caching database requests. You can take advantage of the caching system with any database-driven web portal, including those that are based on widely used CMSs such as WordPress and Joomla.