Memcached is a memory caching system, which is used to boost the speed of database-driven sites by caching the calls and the replies between the visitor and the server. Simply put, anytime a particular page on such a site is visited, the script calls its database to fetch the information that should be shown to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to go to a different web page, the whole operation is carried out again and this results in plenty of database queries and excessive load on the server, especially if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer needs to extract any content from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall speed of your website will increase and you will have more satisfied visitors and they will be able to navigate through your site much faster. Plus, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache when any information in the database is edited, so the visitors will never see out-of-date data.

Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting

If you host script-driven sites in a cloud website hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to add the Memcached data caching system to your web hosting package with just a few clicks of the mouse from your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available momentarily and, since the necessary PHP extension is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform, you can start using it right away. To give you more versatility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many Internet 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 order as much memory as you wish. Logically, the more memory the Memcached caching system is permitted to use, the more content it will cache, so if you manage a resource-demanding website 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 Hosting

If you obtain any of our semi-dedicated server plans, you will find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades part of your Hepsia Control Panel, so if you want to use it for any of the sites hosted in the account, you can add it with only a couple of clicks. The memory caching platform is ideal for any script-driven app like Joomla, WordPress, or even a custom-built app, and depending on your demands, you will be able to choose two separate things – how many sites will use the Memcached caching platform, in other words – the number of instances; and how much content will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory that the platform will employ. The two features are not bound to each other, so if you own a traffic-hungry Internet site with a lot of content, you can order one instance and a large amount of system memory. Memcached will improve the performance of your sites soon after you enable it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy better loading times.

Memcached in VPS

If you order a virtual private server from our company, you will be able to use Memcached at no additional price, as the memory caching platform is available with all VPSs ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you have heavy sites, you’ll be able to optimize their overall performance with ease and the lowered load on the VPS will enable you to keep your current VPS hosting plan instead of switching to a more powerful one. The amount of memory that the Memcached platform can use to store content depends on the plan that you are using, but even with a less powerful one, you will have no less than several hundred megabytes, which is significantly more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared hosting package, so the website performance boost will be considerable. You can use the Memcached platform with any database-driven web application, regardless of whether you have written it on your own or you are using a ready-to-use one such as WordPress, Joomla or OpenCart.

Memcached in Dedicated Hosting

Each dedicated server that’s ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can start using this distributed memory object caching system the moment your dedicated server is up and running, without the need to install or upgrade anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use depends on the dedicated server that you have chosen, but since our servers are stunningly powerful and given the fact that it’s likely that you will host resource-consuming websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use will be three gigabytes. This will allow you to improve the overall performance of very busy websites effortlessly and you will distinguish the difference soon after the Memcached system begins caching database queries. You can take full advantage of the Memcached caching system with any database-powered web page, including those based on widely used CMSs like Joomla and WordPress.