Memcached is a distributed memory caching platform, which is used to boost the overall performance of database-powered Internet sites by caching the queries and the responses between the visitor and the server. Put simply, every time a certain web page on such a site is requested, the script sends a database query to request the info that should be shown to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to go to a different page, the entire operation is carried out again and this leads to plenty of database requests and higher load on the server, especially if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer needs to call any data from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall speed of your website will "soar" and you will have more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to browse your website much faster. Besides, the Memcached platform updates its cache whenever any content in the database is updated, so the visitors will never wind up seeing out-of-date content.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

You can make use of the Memcached memory caching system with all Linux shared hosting packages offered by our company. It’s available as an upgrade, which you can order with just a couple of mouse clicks via your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It requires an extension, which is already installed on our cloud platform, so you can begin using the Memcached caching system as soon as you order it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will offer you more versatility depending on the websites that you would like to use it for. The first part defines the number of the websites that will use Memcached, or the ‘instances’, whereas the second one is related to the system memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can add more memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you have ordered, the more content will be cached, which may be a rather good idea for regularly visited websites with large-size databases and a lot of visitors. Thus, you can accelerate the performance of every script-driven site hosted on our servers with ease.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you choose to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account, you can take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, as the platform’s setup takes a couple of clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The required PHP extension is pre-installed on our servers, so you can begin using the Memcached platform as soon as you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You will be able to choose how many sites can use it and how much data can be cached, i.e. there are two different features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the amount of system memory. You can get more of both, so if one of your sites becomes very popular, for instance, you can always order more memory. Our system is unbelievably flexible in this regard and we do not tie a particular number of instances to a fixed amount of memory. You can employ the Memcached caching platform to improve the speed of any script-driven website, including those that are based on famous web-based apps, such as WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in VPS

Memcached is included by default with each virtual private server offered by our company provided that you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel, so you won’t have to pay any extra cash to be able to make the most of the maximum potential of this data caching system. The more powerful VPS plan you pick, the more system memory Memcached will have for content storage purposes, but you will have at least several hundred MB at all times, which is much more than the amount of memory you would get with a shared web hosting plan. This will enable you to use Memcached for numerous Internet sites, irrespective of how busy they are, which in turn goes to say that you can use a less powerful plan for them without overloading your Virtual Private Server. The caching system is suitable for script-based web applications such as WordPress, OpenCart, Joomla or Mambo, and you can use it even with a custom-developed app. Shortly after you enable Memcached, it will start storing information and you’ll observe the enhanced performance of your sites.

Memcached in Dedicated Hosting

Memcached is available free of charge with all dedicated servers hosting packages that we’re offering and the sole condition is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the memory caching system for any database-powered Internet site, including those based on popular web applications – for instance, a WordPress personal journal or a Joomla-driven social networking site. Each dedicated server is tied to a different amount of system memory that the Memcached system can employ, but the minimum amount you’ll get is 3 GB, which is sufficient enough to speed up very popular websites seriously, since this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached content. The Memcached system will start caching information as soon as it’s enabled, so shortly thereafter, you will observe the optimized overall performance of your websites and the reduced load on the dedicated machine. Many sites use the Memcached system to enhance their efficiency, among them popular ones like Wikipedia and Reddit.