Memcached is an object caching platform, which is used to supercharge the performance of database-powered Internet sites by caching the calls and the replies between the user and the server. To put it simply, anytime a specific page on such a site is opened, the script connects to its database to get the info that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a link to open another web page, the whole process is executed again and this leads to plenty of database queries and high server load, especially if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to extract any data from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall speed of your website will increase and you will enjoy more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your site faster. In addition, Memcached updates its cache whenever any info in the database is changed, so the website users will never wind up seeing out-of-date content.

Memcached in Shared Website Hosting

You can make use of the Memcached memory caching system with all shared website hosting plans that we offer. It’s available as an optional upgrade, which you can acquire with only a couple of clicks through your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It requires a PHP extension, which is already installed on our cloud web hosting platform, so you can start using the Memcached caching system as soon as you order it. The upgrade is divided into two parts, which will give you more versatility depending on the Internet sites that you wish to use it for. The first part specifies the number of the sites that will use Memcached, or the ‘instances’, whereas the second one refers to the memory, in other words – to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can order more system memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you have ordered, the more data will be cached, which may be a pretty good idea for frequently visited websites with large-size databases and lots of simultaneous visitors. In this way, you can boost the loading speed of every script-based Internet site hosted on our servers effortlessly.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you get one of our semi-dedicated server plans, you will find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades part of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you want to use it for any of the websites hosted in your account, you can enable it with only a couple of mouse clicks. The caching platform is suitable for any script-driven web app such as Joomla, WordPress, or even a custom-made app, and depending on your requirements, you’ll be able to select two different features – how many sites will use the Memcached caching platform, in other words – the number of instances; and how much info will be stored, in other words – the amount of memory that the platform will employ. The two things are not tied to each other, so if you own a traffic-hungry site with a lot of data, you can get one instance and a large amount of system memory. The Memcached caching platform will optimize the overall performance of your Internet sites shortly after you enable it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy much faster loading speeds.

Memcached in VPS Servers

When you acquire a VPS server from us, you’ll be able to use Memcached at no additional cost, as the memory caching platform is available with all virtual machines ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. Even if you run popular Internet sites, you can improve their overall performance without efforts and the lowered load on the VPS server will allow you to keep using your current Virtual Private Server package instead of migrating to a more powerful one. The amount of memory that Memcached can use to cache information depends on the package that you are using, but even with a lower-end one, you’ll have no less than several hundred MB, which is significantly more than what you’d get with a shared hosting plan, so the website performance boost will be considerable. You can use the Memcached platform with any database-driven app, regardless of whether you have developed it yourself or you are using a ready-to-use one like OpenCart, WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached is available free of charge with all dedicated web hosting plans that we are offering and the sole condition is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the distributed memory object caching system for any database-driven Internet site, including those based on popular web applications – for example, a WordPress blog or a Joomla-driven community portal. Each dedicated machine is tied to a different amount of system memory that the Memcached system can use, but the minimum you’ll get is 3 GB, which is sufficient enough to boost the speed of very heavy websites seriously, as this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached information. The Memcached system will start caching content as soon as it is enabled, so soon after that, you will distinguish the enhanced overall performance of your sites and the reduced load. Many websites use the Memcached caching system to improve their efficacy, among them famous ones such as Reddit and Wikipedia.