Memcached is a distributed memory caching system, which is used to increase the overall performance of database-driven sites by caching the calls and the responses between the user and the server. To put it differently, every time a specific page on such a site is visited, the script sends a query to its database to request the information that should be shown to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to open another page, the whole process is repeated and this generates a lot of database requests and high load on the server, especially if the website 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 has to call any data from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more happy visitors and they will be able to surf through your website much faster. Moreover, Memcached updates its cache if any info in the database is edited, so the website users will never see out-of-date content.

Memcached in Website Hosting

When you host script-based sites in a website hosting account with us, you’ll be able to add the Memcached memory caching system to your hosting plan with only a couple of clicks of the mouse via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantly and, since the required PHP extension is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud platform, you can begin using it straight away. To give you more versatility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of memory that Memcached will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 MB and you can order as much memory as you like. Logically, the more memory Memcached is allowed to use, the more data it will cache, so in case you have a resource-consuming website with lots of data, you may require more memory to be able to make full use of the power that Memcached can give you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you choose to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you can take advantage of Memcached easily, as the data caching platform’s activation requires a few clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The required PHP extension is pre-installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can begin using the Memcached caching platform the moment you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You will be able to select how many Internet sites can use it and how much content can be cached, in other words – there’re two different upgradable features – the number of instances and the memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your sites becomes extremely popular, for example, you can always get more memory. Our system is extremely flexible in this regard and we do not bind a particular number of instances to a pre-defined amount of memory. You can take advantage of Memcached to increase the speed of any script-powered Internet site, including those based on popular apps, such as WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in VPS Servers

You’ll get Memcached with each of the VPS server plans offered by our company if you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you will be able to activate the content caching platform through the Control Panel section with the exact same name. The configuration requires several clicks of the mouse and you will distinguish the difference in the performance of your sites almost momentarily. The amount of system memory that Memcached can employ to store information depends on the particular Virtual Private Server package that you have picked, but at any rate it will not be less than several hundred MB, which is quite enough even for multiple intense-traffic sites. You can use Memcached with Internet sites powered by Joomla, WordPress or any other app and decrease the load on your virtual machine, which will permit you to keep using the current Virtual Private Server hosting package instead of upgrading to a more powerful one, since you will simply not need it. Memcached is already being used by famous websites like Wikipedia, Reddit and Zynga, which confirms its effectiveness.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

When you order any of our dedicated servers and if you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel during the signup procedure, you will get the Memcached platform by default and you can enable it for any site that you host on the dedicated machine without upgrading or installing anything. It will start caching information as users access your Internet site, so you will see the effects of using it soon after that. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the caching platform is three gigabytes and normally, the more powerful the dedicated package, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will permit you to use the caching platform for a large number of sites or for an extremely heavy Internet site without compromising its efficiency. The Memcached platform will allow you to accelerate the loading speed of any database-powered website very quickly – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal weblog, an OpenCart web shop, etcetera, and to improve the overall performance of your dedicated machine.