Memcached is a caching system, which is used to supercharge the speed of database-powered sites by caching the calls and the replies between the website visitor and the server. In simple terms, anytime a particular web page on such a site is visited, the script connects to its database to request the info that should be shown to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to go to another page, the entire procedure is repeated and this results in lots of database requests and excessive load on the server, particularly if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer has to fetch any data from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll have more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to browse your website much faster. Plus, the Memcached platform updates its cache whenever any content in the database is updated, so the site visitors will never wind up seeing outdated content.

Memcached in Shared Web Hosting

If you host script-powered sites in a shared web hosting account with our company, you will be able to add the Memcached caching system to your hosting package with only a couple of clicks of the mouse via your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantly and, since the PHP extension required for it is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud platform, you can start using it right away. To give you more versatility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many Internet sites will use Memcached) and to the memory that Memcached will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 MB and you can add memory as many times as you want. 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 content, you may need more memory to be able to make full use of the power that Memcached can offer you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you buy any 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’d like to use it for any of the websites hosted in your semi-dedicated account, you can add it with just a couple of mouse clicks. The data caching platform is suitable for any script-driven software app like Joomla, WordPress, or even a custom-developed application, and based on your demands, you’ll be able to choose two different things – how many websites will use the Memcached caching platform, in other words – the number of instances; and how much data will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory that the platform will use. The two features are not bound to each other, so if you manage a high-demand website with lots of data, you can get one instance and a larger amount of system memory. Memcached will optimize the performance of your websites shortly after you activate it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy much faster load times.

Memcached in VPS Web Hosting

If you obtain a virtual private server from us, you’ll be able to use Memcached at no additional price, as the platform is offered with all virtual machines that are ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you run large-sized websites, you will be able to enhance their overall performance with no effort and the reduced load on the VPS will allow you to keep your current Virtual Private Server hosting plan instead of upgrading to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that the Memcached platform can use to cache information depends on the package that you are using, but even with a less powerful one, you will have no less than several hundred megabytes, which is considerably more than what you’d get with a shared web hosting package, so the website performance boost will be immense. You can take advantage of Memcached with any database-powered app, no matter if you’ve set it up on your own or you are using a ready-to-use one like Joomla, WordPress or OpenCart.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting

You can use the full potential of Memcached with each dedicated server offered by us if you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel. A special section in it is dedicated to the distributed memory object caching system and you can start using Memcached for any Internet site hosted on the dedicated machine with only a couple of clicks. You can optimize the performance of any site, no matter what script-powered web application you are using or how large the Internet site is, as the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 GB and this amount rises substantially with the more powerful dedicated servers. Soon after the caching system is enabled, it will begin caching content each time someone visits your website, so, once enough data has been cached, you will distinguish the decreased load on the dedicated machine and the improved overall performance of the site. Memcached is used by numerous sites, including famous portals like Zynga, Reddit and Wikipedia, which is a confirmation of the efficiency of the Memcached system.