Memcached is a distributed memory object caching platform, which is used to supercharge the load speed of database-driven Internet sites by caching the calls and the responses between the user and the server. In simple terms, anytime a given web page on such a site is opened, the script calls its database to fetch the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to go to another page, the whole procedure is performed again and this results in lots of database queries and higher load on the server, even more so if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is opened again, the script no longer has to cull any data from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your website will "soar" and you will get more satisfied visitors and they will be able to navigate through your site much faster. Plus, Memcached "refreshes" its cache every time any information in the database is changed, so the site users will never see old data.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

The Memcached object caching system is offered as an upgrade with each and every Linux cloud hosting service that we offer and you can start using it once you order it, since the PHP extension that it requires so as to function properly is already installed on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform. You can request the upgrade via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each hosting package and a brand-new section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of system memory, so as to offer you more flexibility. The first one refers to the number of the websites which can use the Memcached caching system, whereas the second, which is offered in increments of 16 MB, specifies the total size of the content that the system can cache. A busy website with a very large database may need more memory in order to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so if you wish to upgrade this feature, you’ll be able to do it at any given time with several clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get any of our semi-dedicated server packages, you will find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades part of your Hepsia Control Panel, so if you want to use it for any of the sites hosted in the semi-dedicated server hosting account, you can enable it with only a few clicks. The distributed memory caching platform is ideal for any script-based application such as WordPress, Joomla, or even a custom-developed app, and depending on your demands, you’ll be able to choose two different features – how many websites will use the Memcached caching platform, in other words – the number of instances; and how much data will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory that the platform will use. The two features are not tied to each other, so if you own a traffic-consuming website with a lot of data, you can get one instance and a larger amount of system memory. Memcached will accelerate the overall performance of your Internet sites shortly after you enable it and both you and your visitors will enjoy much faster loading times.

Memcached in VPS Hosting

If you order a virtual private server from our company, you will be able to use Memcached at no additional charge, as the object caching platform comes with all virtual machines ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you’ve got heavy sites, you’ll be able to enhance their overall performance without effort and the decreased load on the virtual server will allow you to continue using your current VPS hosting plan instead of moving to a more powerful one. The amount of memory that the Memcached platform can use to store information depends on the plan that you are using, but even with a less powerful one, you will have no less than several hundred megabytes, which is considerably more than what you’d get with a shared web hosting plan, so the website performance boost will be tremendous. You can use Memcached with any database-powered app, regardless of whether you have written it yourself or you’re using a ready-to-use one such as OpenCart, WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting

You can use the full potential of Memcached with each dedicated server offered by us if you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel. A special section in it is dedicated to the distributed memory object caching system and you can begin using Memcached for any website hosted on the server with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. You can improve the performance of any website, no matter what script-powered application you rely on or how busy the website is, as the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to employ is 3 gigabytes and this amount increases immensely with the more powerful dedicated servers. Soon after the system is activated, it will begin caching information each time somebody opens your website, so, as soon as enough content has been stored, you’ll see the decreased load on the server and the enhanced overall performance of the site. The Memcached system is used by numerous websites, including famous portals such as Reddit, Wikipedia and Zynga, which demonstrates the effectiveness of the caching system.