Memcached is a memory caching platform, which is used to supercharge the performance of database-powered sites by caching the requests and the responses between the user and the server. In other words, every time a given page on such a site is visited, the script connects to its database to fetch the information that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to visit a different web page, the entire process is performed again and this leads to numerous database requests and higher server load, even more so if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is visited 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 load speed of your site will increase and you’ll enjoy more happy visitors and they will be able to navigate through your website faster. Furthermore, Memcached "refreshes" its cache whenever any information in the database is modified, so the site users will never end up seeing out-of-date data.

Memcached in Web Hosting

You can use the Memcached content caching system with all web hosting packages offered by our company. It’s offered as an optional upgrade, which you can activate with only a few clicks of the mouse through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It needs a PHP extension, which is already installed on our cloud web hosting platform, so you can start using the Memcached caching system the moment you add it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will give you more freedom depending on the sites that you want to use it for. The first part determines the number of the Internet sites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the ‘instances’, while the second one is related to the system memory, i.e. to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can add more system memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you’ve added, the more data will be cached, which may be a rather good idea for heavy-traffic sites with very large databases and plenty of users. Thus, you can accelerate the loading speed of every script-driven site hosted on our cloud servers with ease.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you decide to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you can take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, as the caching platform’s setup requires a couple of mouse clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel. The required PHP extension is pre-installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can start using the Memcached caching platform as soon as you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You’ll be able to choose how many Internet sites can use it and how much data it will cache, in other words – there’re two different upgradable features – the number of instances and the amount of system memory. You can get more of both, so if one of your websites becomes very popular, for example, you can always add more memory to it. Our system is pretty flexible in this regard and we don’t bind a specific number of instances to a fixed amount of system memory. You can employ Memcached to speed up any script-powered site, including those that are based on popular software apps, such as Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in VPS Hosting

If you purchase a virtual private server from our company, you’ll be able to use Memcached at no extra price, as the distributed memory caching platform is available with all virtual machines that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. Even if you own data-loaded Internet sites, you can increase their performance without any effort and the reduced load on the Virtual Private Server will enable you to keep using your current VPS package instead of migrating to a more powerful one. The amount of memory that the Memcached platform can use to store data depends on the plan that you are using, but even with a less powerful one, you’ll have at least several hundred megabytes, which is considerably more than what you’d get with a shared package, so the website performance boost will be noticeable. You can use the Memcached platform with any database-driven application, irrespective of whether you’ve built it yourself or you’re using a ready-to-use one such as WordPress, OpenCart or Joomla.

Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting

Any dedicated server that is ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can start using this memory caching system as soon as the dedicated server is configured, without having to install or upgrade anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can employ depends on the very server that you have selected, but since our servers are unbelievably powerful and given the fact that it’s likely that you’ll host resource-hungry websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use is three gigabytes. This will enable you to improve the overall performance of very busy sites effortlessly and you’ll see the difference soon after Memcached begins caching database requests. You can use the Memcached system with any database-driven website, including those based on widely used Content Management Systems like Joomla and WordPress.