Memcached is a content caching platform, which is used to enhance the speed of database-powered websites by caching the requests and the replies between the user and the server. In other words, anytime a specific page on such a website is accessed, the script calls its database to get the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks on a link to visit another page, the entire process is executed again and this leads to plenty of database calls and excessive server load, even more so if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is accessed again, the script no longer has to request any content from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to browse your site faster. Furthermore, Memcached updates its cache every time any data in the database is updated, so the website visitors will never wind up seeing outdated content.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

Memcached is offered as an upgrade with each and every shared hosting package offered by us and if you would like to use it for any script-driven site that you host on our advanced cloud hosting platform, you will be able to activate it in a few simple steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be given the option to upgrade two separate features – the instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the websites that can use the Memcached memory caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several Internet sites, you can order a handful of instances. The second one refers to the maximum amount of memory that the system will be allowed to use in order to cache info, so for lots of websites (or for one single traffic-consuming site), you may want to get more memory for better results. The memory is available in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be added every time you need it. With Memcached, any script-based site hosted on our cloud servers will open amazingly fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you choose to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached with ease, since the content caching platform’s setup takes several mouse clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The required PHP extension is already installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can begin using the Memcached platform the moment you add it to your account. You will be able to choose how many Internet sites can use it and how much information it will cache, i.e. there are two different features that can be upgraded – the 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 add more memory to it. Our system is truly flexible in this regard and we don’t bind a given number of instances to a pre-defined amount of memory. You can employ Memcached to accelerate any script-driven site, including those that are based on widely used software applications, such as WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached is included by default with every VPS server offered by us if you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel, so you won’t need to pay any extra money to be able to make the most of the full potential of this distributed memory object caching system. The more powerful package you choose, the more system memory Memcached will have for data caching purposes, but you’ll have at least several hundred MB all the time, which is much more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared web hosting package. This will permit you to use the Memcached caching system for many websites, regardless of how popular they are, which in turn means that you can use a low-end package for them without overloading the VPS. The Memcached caching system is perfect for script-based software applications like Joomla, WordPress, OpenCart or Mambo, and you can utilize it even with a custom-developed app. Shortly after you activate Memcached, it will start storing info and you’ll distinguish the improved overall performance of your sites.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached is available free of charge with all dedicated web hosting plans offered by us and the one and only requirement is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the caching system for any database-powered website, including those that are based on famous software applications – for instance, a WordPress personal weblog or a Joomla-powered community web portal. Each dedicated machine comes with a given amount of memory that the Memcached caching system can use, but the minimum amount you will get is 3 GB, which is quite enough to accelerate the load speed of extremely heavy sites considerably, since this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached data. The system will begin caching data the moment it’s enabled, so shortly after that, you will notice the optimized overall performance of your Internet sites and the reduced load on your server. Plenty of sites use the Memcached system to increase their efficacy, among them popular ones such as Wikipedia and Reddit.