Memcached is a distributed memory object caching platform, which is used to boost the load speed of database-driven sites by caching the calls and the responses between the visitor and the server. To put it in simple terms, every time a specific web page on such a website is accessed, the script queries its database to fetch the info that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to open some other web page, the whole procedure is repeated and this leads to a lot of database calls and excessive load on the server, especially if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is accessed again, the script no longer needs to request any data from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll have more happy visitors and they’ll be able to browse your website faster. Additionally, Memcached "refreshes" its cache when any information in the database is edited, so the site users will never end up seeing outdated content.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

Memcached is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every cloud hosting plan that we offer and if you would like to use it for any script-driven website that you host on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to order it in several simple steps through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be given the option to upgrade two different things – the number of instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the websites that can use the Memcached object caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several sites, you can order a handful of instances. The second one has to do with the total amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use in order to cache information, so for a lot of websites (or for one single resource-requiring site), you should order more memory for better performance. The memory is available in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be added at any time. With the Memcached caching system, each script-based Internet site hosted on our servers will open much faster.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you decide to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, since the caching platform’s setup requires several clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension that it requires is pre-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 will be able to choose how many Internet sites can use it and how much data it will cache, i.e. there are two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. You can order more of both, so if one of your websites becomes very popular, for instance, you can always get more memory. Our system is amazingly flexible in this regard and we do not bind a specific number of instances to a fixed amount of system memory. You can employ the Memcached platform to accelerate any script-driven site, including those that are based on popular apps, such as WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in VPS Servers

You will get Memcached with each of the VPS server plans that we are offering in case you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you will be able to activate the content caching platform through the section with the exact same name. The configuration takes a couple of clicks of the mouse and you’ll distinguish the difference in the performance of your websites almost instantaneously. The amount of memory that the Memcached caching platform can use to store data depends on the given Virtual Private Server package that you’ve selected, but in any case it won’t be less than several hundred MB, which is more than enough even for multiple frequently visited websites. You can use Memcached with Internet sites based on WordPress, Joomla or any other application and lower the load on your VPS server, which will enable you to keep using the current VPS package instead of upgrading to a more powerful one, since you simply won’t need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by popular websites like Wikipedia, Zynga and Reddit, which proves its effectiveness.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

When you obtain one of our dedicated web hosting plans and if you select Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel during the order process, you will get the Memcached data caching platform by default and you can enable it for any site that you host on your dedicated server without installing or upgrading anything. It will begin storing data as users visit your Internet site, so you will notice the effects of using it soon thereafter. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the caching platform is 3 GB and naturally, the more powerful the plan, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will allow you to take advantage of the caching platform for a lot of websites or for an extremely heavy Internet site without weakening its effectiveness. The Memcached caching platform will permit you to enhance the loading speed of any database-driven Internet site in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal journal, an OpenCart web shop, etc., and to improve the performance of your server.