Memcached is a caching system, which is used to supercharge the performance of database-driven websites by caching the calls and the responses between the website visitor and the server. Simply put, every time a given web page on such a website is visited, the script sends a database query to request the info that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks on a hyperlink to go to some other web page, the entire procedure is performed again and this results in plenty of database queries and high server load, especially if the website has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is accessed again, the script no longer has to request any information from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll have more gratified visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your site much faster. In addition, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache every time any info in the database is modified, so the users will never end up seeing outdated content.

Memcached in Shared Web Hosting

When you host script-driven sites in a shared web hosting account with us, you’ll be able to add the Memcached object caching system to your shared hosting plan with just a few mouse clicks from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantly and, since the extension required for it is pre-installed on our innovative cloud hosting platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 megabytes and you can add as much memory as you wish. Logically, the more memory Memcached is permitted to use, the more data it will cache, so in case you manage a large-size website with a lot of data, you may need more memory so as to be able to make full use of the power that Memcached can give you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you buy any of our semi-dedicated server plans, 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 websites hosted in your account, you can add it with just a few clicks. The content caching platform is suitable for any script-driven web app like Joomla, WordPress, or even a custom-developed app, and based on your necessities, you’ll be able to choose two separate things – how many sites will use Memcached, i.e. the number of instances; and how much info will be stored, i.e. the amount of memory that the platform will employ. The two features are not bound to each other, so if you’ve got a traffic-intensive site with lots of content, you can order one instance and a large amount of memory. Memcached will improve the overall performance of your Internet sites soon after you enable it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy much better load times.

Memcached in VPS Servers

You will get Memcached with any of the VPS server plans offered by our company when you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the distributed memory object caching platform via the Control Panel section with the very same name. The setup takes a few mouse clicks and you will detect the difference in the performance of your websites almost instantaneously. The amount of memory that Memcached can employ to cache data depends on the particular VPS hosting plan that you have picked, but at any rate it will be at least several hundred megabytes, which is quite enough even for multiple content-heavy websites. You can use Memcached with websites powered by Joomla, WordPress or any other web application and decrease the load on your VPS, which will permit you to continue using the current VPS plan instead of upgrading to a more powerful one, since you will simply not need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by popular websites such as Wikipedia, Zynga and Reddit, which is a confirmation of its efficacy.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

If you acquire one of our Linux dedicated web hosting plans and if you pick Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel during the signup process, you’ll get the Memcached distributed memory object caching platform by default and you can activate it for any site that you host on your dedicated machine without upgrading or installing anything. It will begin caching content as users access your Internet site, so you’ll notice the results of using it shortly thereafter. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the Memcached caching platform is 3 gigabytes and normally, the more powerful the plan, the more system 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 busy site without weakening its efficacy. The Memcached caching platform will permit you to accelerate the speed of any database-driven Internet site in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal diary, an OpenCart store, etcetera, and to optimize the performance of your dedicated machine.