Memcached is a memory caching platform, which is used to improve the load speed of database-driven websites by caching the queries and the responses between the user and the server. Simply put, anytime a specific page on such a site is accessed, the script queries its database to request the information that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to visit a different web page, the entire operation is performed again and this results in numerous database queries and excessive server load, even more so if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is accessed again, the script no longer needs to call any info from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more pleased visitors and they will be able to navigate through your website much faster. At the same time, Memcached updates its cache if any information in the database is altered, so the website users will never wind up seeing old data.

Memcached in Shared Web Hosting

Memcached comes as an upgrade with each shared web hosting package that we offer and in case you would like to use it for any script-powered Internet site that you host on our leading-edge cloud website hosting platform, you’ll be able to enable it in several easy steps through your Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be offered 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 get a handful of instances. The second one refers to the total amount of memory that Memcached will be permitted to use in order to cache information, so for lots of sites (or for one large site), you’d better order more memory for improved performance. The memory comes in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be ordered at any point. With Memcached, every script-based site hosted on our servers will open extremely fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you decide to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to take advantage of Memcached easily, since the caching platform’s activation takes several clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension that is required is already installed on our servers, so you can start using the Memcached platform as soon as you add it to your account. You will be able to choose how many Internet sites can use it and how much information can be cached, i.e. there are two separate upgradable features – the instances and the amount of memory. You can get more of both, so if one of your websites becomes very busy, for example, you can always order more memory. Our system is stunningly flexible in this regard and we don’t bind a specific number of instances to a fixed amount of memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached caching platform to speed up any script-driven Internet site, including those that are based on widely used apps, such as Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in VPS

You will get Memcached with each of the virtual private server plans offered by our company when you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel and you will be able to activate the distributed memory caching platform via the section with the exact same name. The setup takes a couple of mouse clicks and you will notice the difference in the performance of your sites almost instantly. The amount of system memory that the Memcached caching platform can use to cache content depends on the particular Virtual Private Server hosting plan that you’ve chosen, but in any case it will be at least several hundred MB, which is more than enough even for multiple data-loaded websites. You can use the Memcached platform with sites driven by Joomla, WordPress or any other Internet application and lower the load on your virtual server, which will allow you to continue using the current Virtual Private Server hosting plan instead of migrating to a more powerful one, since you will simply not need it. Memcached is already being used by popular websites like Reddit, Wikipedia and Zynga, which confirms its effectiveness.

Memcached in Dedicated Hosting

When you obtain any of our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages and if you choose Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel during the order process, you will get the Memcached object caching platform by default and you can use it with any site that you host on the dedicated server without installing or upgrading anything. It will begin storing content as people open your Internet site, so you will notice the effect of using it soon after that. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the Memcached platform is three gigabytes and naturally, the more powerful the dedicate server package, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will allow you to take advantage of the platform for plenty of sites or for an extremely busy Internet site without compromising its effectiveness. The Memcached platform will enable you to enhance the load speed of any database-driven Internet site in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal diary, an OpenCart web store, etcetera, and to enhance the overall performance of your dedicated machine.