Memcached is a distributed memory caching system, which is used to boost the performance 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, anytime a certain page on such a website is accessed, the script sends a query to its database to request the information that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to go to another web page, the whole operation is carried out again and this generates plenty of database calls and high load on the server, especially if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to pull any data from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll have more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to browse your site faster. Additionally, Memcached "refreshes" its cache whenever any data in the database is edited, so the website visitors will never see outdated content.

Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting

When you host script-powered sites in a cloud website hosting account with our company, you can add Memcached to your shared hosting package with only a few mouse clicks via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available momentarily and, since the required extension is already installed on our advanced cloud hosting platform, you can start using it straight away. To give you more versatility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of memory that Memcached will use. The latter is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order memory whenever you wish. Naturally, the more memory the Memcached caching system is allowed to use, the more data it will cache, so if you manage a high-demand site with a lot of content, you may require more memory in order to be able to make the most of the power that Memcached can give you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached easily, since the distributed memory object caching platform’s activation takes a couple of clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension that it requires is already installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can begin using Memcached the moment you add it to your account. You will be able to select how many sites can use it and how much data can be cached, in other words – there’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your Internet sites becomes very popular, for instance, you can always get more memory. Our system is rather flexible in this regard and we don’t tie a given number of instances to a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can employ the Memcached platform to speed up any script-powered Internet site, including those based on famous Internet applications, such as Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in VPS Servers

If you get a VPS server from us, you will be able to use Memcached at no extra charge, as the memory caching platform comes with all virtual servers that are ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you run resource-heavy Internet sites, you’ll be able to boost their performance with ease and the lowered load on your VPS server will permit you to continue using your current Virtual Private Server hosting package instead of upgrading to a more powerful one. The amount of memory that Memcached can use to cache information depends on the package that you are using, but even with a lower-end one, you will get no less than several hundred MB, which is considerably more than what you’d get with a shared web hosting plan, so the website performance boost will be enormous. You can take advantage of the Memcached platform with any database-powered web application, regardless of whether you have written it yourself or you’re using a ready-made one such as Joomla, OpenCart or WordPress.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

When you purchase any of our Linux dedicated servers and if you pick Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel on the order page, you’ll get the Memcached memory caching platform as standard and you can enable it for any Internet site that you host on your dedicated server without installing or upgrading anything. It will start storing data as users visit your website, so you’ll notice the effect of using it shortly after that. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the Memcached platform is 3 gigabytes and naturally, the more powerful the dedicated plan, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to use the caching platform for plenty of websites or for a very large site without weakening its effectiveness. The Memcached caching platform will enable you to boost the load speed of any database-powered site in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal diary, an OpenCart e-store, etcetera, and to improve the performance of your dedicated machine.