Memcached is a distributed memory object caching platform, which is used to optimize the overall performance of database-driven sites by caching the queries and the responses between the user and the server. In other words, anytime a certain web page on such a site is opened, the script calls its database to get the information that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks a link to open another web page, the whole procedure is repeated and this leads to multiple database requests and excessive server load, particularly if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to extract any data from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll get more happy visitors and they’ll be able to browse your website much faster. At the same time, Memcached updates its cache whenever any information in the database is modified, so the website visitors will never end up seeing old data.

Memcached in Shared Website Hosting

If you host script-powered websites in a shared website hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to add the Memcached memory caching system to your plan with just a few clicks of the mouse through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantly and, since the necessary extension is already installed on our avant-garde cloud website hosting platform, you can start using it straight away. To give you more flexibility, 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 add memory whenever you want. Logically, the more memory Memcached is permitted to use, the more data it will cache, so if you run a heavy-traffic website with lots of data, you may require more memory in order to be able to take advantage of the power that Memcached can give you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you decide to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached easily, as the platform’s activation takes several clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension that it requires is pre-installed on our servers, so you can start using Memcached 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 information can be cached, in other words – there are two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the amount of memory. You can get more of both, so if one of your Internet sites becomes extremely busy, for instance, you can always get more memory. Our system is unbelievably flexible in this regard and we don’t tie a particular number of instances to a fixed amount of memory. You can take advantage of Memcached to boost the speed of any script-powered site, including those that are based on popular web applications, such as Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in VPS Servers

You’ll get Memcached with any of the VPS server packages that we’re offering when you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the distributed memory object caching platform via the Control Panel section with the same name. The configuration requires a few mouse clicks and you’ll notice the difference in the overall performance of your sites almost instantaneously. The amount of system memory that the Memcached platform can take advantage of to cache info depends on the given VPS hosting plan that you have chosen, but at any rate it won’t be less than several hundred megabytes, which is more than enough even for several heavy Internet sites. You can use Memcached with sites powered by Joomla, WordPress or any other app and decrease the load on your VPS, which will permit you to continue using the current Virtual Private Server plan rather than migrating to a more powerful one, as you will simply not need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by famous websites like Wikipedia, Reddit and Zynga, which is an evidence of its effectiveness.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

If you get one of our Linux dedicated servers and if you select Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel during the signup process, you’ll get the Memcached caching platform as standard and you can use it with each site that you host on the dedicated server without upgrading or installing anything. It will begin caching content as people open your Internet site, so you will see the results of using it shortly thereafter. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the platform is 3 gigabytes and naturally, the more powerful the dedicated plan, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will allow you to use the platform for a large number of Internet sites or for a very large site without compromising its effectiveness. Memcached will enable you to boost the loading speed of any database-powered Internet site very quickly – a Joomla portal, a WordPress online diary, an OpenCart store, etc., and to boost the performance of your dedicated machine.