Memcached is a caching platform, which is used to accelerate the speed of database-powered Internet sites by caching the calls 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 site is requested, the script queries its database to fetch the info that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a hyperlink to open a different page, the entire procedure is executed again and this results in lots of database queries and excessive load on the server, especially if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so in case any of these pages is accessed again, the script no longer needs to extract any information from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more pleased visitors and they will be able to browse your site much faster. Additionally, Memcached updates its cache whenever any information in the database is altered, so the users will never wind up seeing out-of-date data.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

The Memcached distributed memory object caching system is available as an upgrade with each and every shared hosting plan that we are offering and you’ll be able to begin using it once you activate it, since the PHP extension that it requires in order to run properly is already present on our advanced cloud web hosting platform. You can order the upgrade via the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes bundled with each shared web hosting plan and a brand new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the instances and the amount of memory, so as to give you more freedom. The first one refers to the number of the sites which can use the Memcached caching system, whereas the second one, which is offered in increments of 16 MB, defines the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A popular Internet site with a large database may require more memory in order to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so in case you’d like to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any given moment with a couple of clicks of the mouse.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you can take advantage of Memcached with ease, since the memory caching platform’s activation requires a few clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia Control Panel. The extension that it requires is already installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can begin using Memcached as soon as you add it to your account. You will be able to select how many sites can use it and how much information it will cache, in other words – there’re two separate upgradable features – the instances and the amount of system memory. You can get more of both, so if one of your websites becomes extremely popular, for example, you can always order more memory. Our system is stunningly flexible in this regard and we do not bind a particular number of instances to a fixed amount of memory. You can use Memcached to increase the loading speed of any script-powered site, including those that are based on famous software apps, such as Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

If you acquire any of our dedicated web hosting plans and if you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel on the order form, you’ll get the Memcached data caching platform by default and you can enable it for any website that you host on the dedicated machine without installing or upgrading anything. It will start storing info as users visit your Internet site, so you’ll see the results of using it soon thereafter. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the Memcached caching platform is 3 GB and naturally, the more powerful the package, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will permit you to take advantage of the platform for numerous Internet sites or for an extremely heavy site without compromising its effectiveness. The Memcached platform will allow you to enhance the speed of any database-powered website in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal journal, an OpenCart e-shop, etc., and to boost the performance of your dedicated server.