Memcached is a content caching system, which is used to increase the overall performance of database-driven sites by caching the queries and the replies between the user and the server. In other words, every time a given page on such a site is requested, the script queries its database to request the info that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to visit some other web page, the entire operation is performed again and this generates lots of database calls and higher server load, particularly if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to cull any info from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall speed of your website will "soar" and you will enjoy more gratified visitors and they will be able to browse your website much faster. Plus, the Memcached platform updates its cache if any info in the database is modified, so the site visitors will never wind up seeing outdated content.

Memcached in Website Hosting

When you host script-powered websites in a website hosting account with our company, you will be able to add the Memcached content caching system to your shared hosting package with only a couple of clicks of the mouse from your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available immediately and, since the needed PHP extension is already installed on our advanced cloud web hosting platform, you can begin using it straight away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of memory that Memcached will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 megabytes and you can add as much memory as you like. Logically, the more memory the Memcached caching system is allowed to use, the more data it will cache, so in case you run a traffic-consuming website with a lot of data, you may need more memory in order to be able to make full use of the power that Memcached can give you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you decide to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account, you can take advantage of Memcached with ease, since the distributed memory caching platform’s activation requires a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The required extension is already 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’ll be able to select how many Internet sites can use it and how much info can be cached, in other words – there are two separate upgradable features – the instances and the amount of memory. You can get more of both, so if one of your websites becomes very busy, for instance, you can always order more memory. Our system is extremely flexible in this regard and we don’t tie a given number of instances to a fixed amount of memory. You can use Memcached to increase the loading speed of any script-powered website, including those that are based on famous Internet applications, such as Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in VPS Web Hosting

You will get Memcached with each of the virtual private server packages offered by us in case you select Hepsia as your Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the distributed memory object caching platform through the Control Panel section with the very same name. The activation takes a couple of clicks and you will notice the difference in the overall performance of your sites almost immediately. The amount of memory that the Memcached platform can use to cache info depends on the given Virtual Private Server package that you have picked, but in any case it will be at least several hundred megabytes, which is quite enough even for multiple busy websites. You can use Memcached with websites driven by WordPress, Joomla or any other script and decrease the load on your VPS server, which will enable you to keep using the current Virtual Private Server package rather than migrating to a more powerful one, as you will simply not need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by popular websites such as Zynga, Wikipedia and Reddit, which proves its efficiency.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting

If you obtain any of our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages and if you pick Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel at signup, you will get the Memcached object caching platform as standard and you can enable it for any site that you host on your dedicated server without installing or upgrading anything. It will start caching information as users access your website, so you’ll see the effect of using it shortly thereafter. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the caching platform is three gigabytes and naturally, the more powerful the plan, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will permit you to use the platform for many Internet sites or for a very heavy website without weakening its effectiveness. Memcached will enable you to boost the load speed of any database-driven website in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress online diary, an OpenCart e-store, etc., and to boost the performance of your dedicated server.