Memcached is a caching platform, which is used to enhance the load speed of database-driven Internet sites by caching the requests and the responses between the website visitor and the server. In other words, anytime a specific page on such a website is requested, the script calls its database to fetch the information that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to go to some other page, the entire operation is performed again and this generates a lot of database calls and high server load, particularly if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is accessed again, the script no longer needs to cull any content from the database, since everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to browse your website much faster. Additionally, Memcached "refreshes" its cache every time any data in the database is edited, so the site users will never wind up seeing old content.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

If you host script-driven websites in a cloud hosting account with us, you’ll be able to add the Memcached distributed memory object caching system to your web hosting package with just a couple of mouse clicks through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available immediately and, since the extension needed for it is pre-installed on our advanced cloud website hosting platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many websites will use Memcached) and to the amount of system memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order memory whenever you need. Naturally, the more memory Memcached is permitted to use, the more data it will cache, so in case you’ve got a larger site with lots of content, you may need more memory to be able to make full use of the power that Memcached can offer you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

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

Memcached in VPS Servers

If you buy a VPS server from us, you will be able to use Memcached at no additional cost, as the platform is offered with all virtual servers that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. Even if you have resource-intensive websites, you will be able to increase their overall performance with ease and the lowered load on the VPS server will enable you to keep using your current Virtual Private Server hosting package rather than migrating to a more powerful one. The amount of memory that the Memcached platform can use to store data depends on the package that you are using, but even with a low-end one, you will get no less than several hundred megabytes, which is significantly more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared plan, so the website performance boost will be significant. You can use the Memcached platform with any database-powered application, irrespective of whether you have created it yourself or you are using a ready-to-use one like Joomla, WordPress or OpenCart.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached comes free of charge with all Linux dedicated service offered by our company and the sole requirement is that the dedicated machine must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the memory caching system for any database-powered site, including those that are based on widely used web-based apps – for example, a WordPress personal diary or a Joomla-driven social networking website. Each dedicated server is tied to a given amount of system memory that the Memcached caching system can use, but the minimum you will get is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough to increase the speed of extremely busy sites greatly, as this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached data. The system will begin storing content the moment it is enabled, so shortly thereafter, you will distinguish the optimized overall performance of your Internet sites and the reduced load on the dedicated server. Lots of sites use the Memcached system to increase their effectiveness, including popular ones like Wikipedia and Reddit.