Memcached is a caching system, which is used to supercharge the performance of database-powered sites by caching the requests and the replies between the user and the server. In other words, every time a specific web page on such a website is accessed, the script sends a query to its database to fetch the info that should be shown to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to visit a different web page, the entire process is performed again and this generates numerous database calls and excessive load on the server, even more so if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is accessed again, the script no longer needs to pull any content from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your website will increase and you will enjoy more gratified visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your site faster. Besides, the Memcached platform updates its cache every time any info in the database is edited, so the users will never see outdated data.

Memcached in Website Hosting

If you host script-based websites in a website hosting account with our company, you can add the Memcached distributed memory object caching system to your web hosting package with just a few mouse clicks via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available momentarily and, since the needed PHP extension is already installed on our cutting-edge cloud platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more versatility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many sites will use Memcached) and to the memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 MB and you can order as much memory as you wish. Naturally, the more memory the Memcached caching system is permitted to use, the more data it will cache, so in case you own a large-sized site with a lot of content, you may need more memory to be able to make the most of the power that Memcached can offer you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you buy any of our semi-dedicated server packages, you will find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you wish to use it for any of the Internet sites hosted in the semi-dedicated account, you can activate it with just a couple of mouse clicks. The object caching platform is suitable for any script-driven web app like WordPress, Joomla, or even an in-house built one, and based on your necessities, you’ll be able to select two separate features – how many Internet sites will use the Memcached caching platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much content will be stored, in other words – the amount of memory that the platform will employ. The two features are not tied to each other, so if you have a traffic-consuming site with lots of data, you can order one instance and a larger amount of memory. Memcached will boost the performance of your websites soon after you activate it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy better loading speeds.

Memcached in VPS

You’ll get Memcached with each of the virtual private server packages offered by us if you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you will be able to activate the distributed memory caching platform through the section with the very same name. The setup requires a few mouse clicks and you will see the difference in the overall performance of your websites almost immediately. The amount of memory that Memcached can use to store information depends on the given Virtual Private Server hosting plan that you’ve picked, but in any case it will be at least several hundred megabytes, which is more than enough even for several regularly visited sites. You can use Memcached with sites powered by WordPress, Joomla or any other Internet application and lower the load on your virtual machine, which will allow you to continue using the current Virtual Private Server plan instead of moving to a more powerful one, as you simply won’t need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by famous websites like Wikipedia, Zynga and Reddit, which shows its efficacy.

Memcached in Dedicated Hosting

When you order one of our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages and if you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel during the signup process, you’ll get the Memcached distributed memory caching platform as standard and you can set it up for each site that you host on the dedicated server without upgrading or installing anything. It will begin caching data as people access your website, so you’ll notice the result of using it shortly thereafter. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the Memcached platform is 3 GB and normally, the more powerful the package, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will allow you to use the platform for many websites or for an extremely large website without compromising its effectiveness. Memcached will enable you to increase the loading speed of any database-driven Internet site very quickly – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal blog, an OpenCart e-shop, etcetera, and to optimize the performance of your server.