Memcached is an object caching system, which is used to supercharge the speed of database-driven websites by caching the requests and the replies between the website visitor and the server. To put it in simple terms, anytime a specific web page on such a website is visited, the script sends a query to its database to request the info that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to visit another web page, the whole process is performed again and this results in plenty of database queries and high server load, even more so if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is accessed again, the script no longer needs to pull any data from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your site will increase and you will have more satisfied visitors and they will be able to surf through your site faster. Moreover, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache when any info in the database is changed, so the website visitors will never wind up seeing old data.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

If you host script-driven sites in a cloud hosting account with our company, you will be able to add the Memcached memory caching system to your hosting package with just a couple of clicks of the mouse via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available immediately and, since the extension needed for it is pre-installed on our avant-garde cloud website hosting platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more versatility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 MB and you can add memory whenever you want. Naturally, the more memory the Memcached caching system is allowed to use, the more data it will cache, so in case you own a popular site with a lot of data, you may need more memory in order to be able to make full use of the power that Memcached can give you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you purchase one of our semi-dedicated server packages, you will find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you would like to use it for any of the Internet sites hosted in the account, you can enable it with just a few mouse clicks. The content caching platform is perfect for any script-driven application such as Joomla, WordPress, or even a custom-built one, and depending on your necessities, you’ll be able to select two different things – how many websites will use the Memcached caching platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much information will be stored, i.e. the amount of memory that the platform will employ. The two features are not bound to each other, so if you have a traffic-consuming site with lots of data, you can get one instance and a larger amount of system memory. The Memcached caching platform will increase the overall performance of your websites shortly after you activate it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy better load speeds.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached comes by default with each VPS server offered by us on the condition that you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel, so you will not need to pay any extra money to be able to take advantage of the maximum capacity of this data caching system. The more powerful VPS hosting plan you select, the more system memory Memcached will have for data storage purposes, but you will have at least several hundred MB all the time, which is much more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared web hosting package. This will enable you to use the Memcached caching system for plenty of websites, irrespective of how heavy they are, which in turn means that you can use a low-end plan for them without overloading your Virtual Private Server. The Memcached caching system is perfect for script-driven web apps such as Joomla, WordPress, OpenCart or Mambo, and you can utilize it even with a custom-built app. Soon after you enable Memcached, it will start caching content and you’ll detect the improved performance of your sites.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached is available free of charge with all dedicated web hosting plans that we offer and the only requirement is that the dedicated machine must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the data caching system for any database-powered website, including those that are based on famous web-based apps – for instance, a WordPress personal weblog or a Joomla-powered community portal. Each dedicated server comes with a particular amount of system memory that Memcached can employ, but the minimum you’ll get is 3 GB, which is quite enough to enhance the loading speed of very popular sites immensely, since this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached information. The system will begin caching content as soon as it is enabled, so shortly thereafter, you will observe the optimized performance of your websites and the decreased load on the dedicated machine. A lot of Internet sites use the Memcached caching system to enhance their efficiency, among them popular ones such as Wikipedia and Reddit.