Memcached is a caching platform, which is used to improve the performance of database-powered sites by caching the calls and the responses between the user and the server. Simply put, anytime a specific page on such a website is requested, the script queries its database to fetch the info that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a link to go to some other web page, the entire process is repeated and this results in numerous database requests and excessive load on the server, particularly if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer has to request any data from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your website will "soar" and you will get more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your website faster. Moreover, the Memcached platform updates its cache whenever any content in the database is edited, so the website visitors will never end up seeing old data.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

You can use the Memcached distributed memory caching system with all shared hosting that we are offering. It is available as an upgrade, which you can get with just a couple of clicks of the mouse through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It needs a PHP extension, which is already installed on our cloud hosting platform, so you can start using Memcached as soon as you add it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will offer you more flexibility depending on the websites that you want to use it for. The first part indicates the number of the sites that will use Memcached, or the so-called ‘instances’, while the second one is related to the system memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can get more system memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you’ve ordered, the more data will be cached, which may be a really good idea for busy websites with large-size databases and lots of users. Thus, you can supercharge the overall performance of every script-based site hosted on our servers with ease.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you order any of our semi-dedicated server plans, you will find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you wish to use it for any of the sites hosted in your account, you can enable it with just a few clicks. The distributed memory object caching platform is perfect for any script-powered software application such as WordPress, Joomla, or even an in-house built application, and depending on your necessities, you will be able to choose two separate things – how many sites will use Memcached, i.e. the number of instances; and how much data will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory that the platform will employ. The two things are not tied to each other, so if you’ve got a traffic-consuming Internet site with lots of data, you can get one instance and a larger amount of memory. The Memcached caching platform will improve the performance of your sites shortly after you activate it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy better loading speeds.

Memcached in VPS Servers

You will get Memcached with any of the VPS server plans offered by our company in case you select Hepsia as your Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the memory caching platform via the section with the same name. The setup takes several mouse clicks and you’ll detect the difference in the performance of your websites almost momentarily. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use to store info depends on the given VPS hosting package that you’ve picked, but in any case it will be at least several hundred megabytes, which is more than enough even for several frequently visited Internet sites. You can use the Memcached platform with websites driven by Joomla, WordPress or any other web-based application and reduce the load on your server, which will enable you to continue using the current VPS plan rather than switching to a more powerful one, as you will simply not need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by popular websites such as Wikipedia, Zynga and Reddit, which confirms its efficacy.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached is available for free with all dedicated servers offered by our company and the one and only condition is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the memory caching system for any database-driven website, including those based on widely used software apps – for example, a WordPress online journal or a Joomla-driven community portal. Each dedicated server comes with a certain amount of system memory that the Memcached caching system can use, but the minimum you will get is 3 GB, which is sufficient enough to accelerate the speed of extremely heavy sites enormously, as this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached info. The Memcached system will start storing info once it’s enabled, so shortly thereafter, you will observe the improved performance of your websites and the reduced load on your dedicated machine. Lots of sites use Memcached to improve their efficacy, among them famous ones like Reddit and Wikipedia.