Memcached is a data caching system, which is used to accelerate the performance of database-driven Internet sites by caching the requests and the responses between the visitor and the server. Simply put, anytime a specific page on such a site is requested, the script connects to its database to get the information that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks a link to open some other page, the entire procedure is performed again and this generates lots of database requests and higher load on the server, especially if the website has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is accessed again, the script no longer has to extract any data from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your site will increase and you’ll get more gratified visitors and they will be able to navigate through your site faster. At the same time, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache whenever any content in the database is altered, so the visitors will never see outdated data.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

The Memcached data caching system is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux cloud service that we’re offering and you’ll be able to start using it once you order it, as the PHP extension that it requires so as to run correctly is already present on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform. You can order the upgrade from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with each and every plan and a brand-new section where you can manage Memcached will show up. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the instances and the amount of system memory, so as to give you more versatility. The first one shows the number of the sites that can use the Memcached caching system, while the second, which is offered in increments of 16 megabytes, specifies the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A busy Internet site with a large-sized database may require more memory so as to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so in case you want to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any moment with a couple of clicks of the mouse.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can add the Memcached memory caching platform to any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting services that we offer and make use of its full capacity for any script-powered site hosted by us. The upgrade is accessible through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can choose two features – the instances and the amount of system memory. These things show how many sites can use the Memcached platform and how much system memory it will use to cache your information. You can select them independently, since one instance is not linked to a fixed amount of system memory, so you can use a lot of memory for one large-scale site, for example. This upgrade is offered in increments of 16 MB and you can order as much memory as you like. The platform can be used with any script-driven website regardless of its nature, including those that are based on popular apps like Joomla, WordPress or Drupal, and many companies such as Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to boost the speed of their websites.

Memcached in VPS

Memcached is included by default with every virtual private server that we offer on the condition that you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel, so you will not have to pay any extra cash to be able to make the most of the full potential of this distributed memory object caching system. The more powerful plan you select, the more system memory Memcached will have for content storage purposes, but you’ll have at least several hundred MB all the time, which is much more than what you’d get with a shared package. This will permit you to use the Memcached caching system for many Internet sites, irrespective of how heavy they are, which in turn goes to say that you can use a low-end package for them without overloading your virtual machine. The caching system is ideal for script-powered web apps like Joomla, OpenCart, WordPress or Mambo, and you can use it even with a custom-made app. Soon after you enable the Memcached system, it will start storing content and you’ll distinguish the optimized overall performance of your websites.

Memcached in Dedicated Hosting

If you purchase any of our Linux dedicated hosting and if you choose Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel at signup, you’ll get the Memcached distributed memory object caching platform as standard and you can activate it for each website that you host on your dedicated machine without upgrading or installing anything. It will begin caching information as people open your website, so you’ll notice the effects of using it shortly thereafter. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the caching platform is 3 GB and normally, the more powerful the package, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will allow you to take advantage of the platform for a large number of Internet sites or for an extremely large website without weakening its efficiency. Memcached will permit you to increase the loading speed of any database-powered site in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress online blog, an OpenCart web shop, etc., and to optimize the performance of your dedicated machine.