Memcached is a distributed memory object caching platform, which is used to improve the load speed of database-driven sites by caching the queries and the replies between the user and the server. In simple terms, anytime a given web page on such a site is requested, the script sends a database query to fetch the information that should be shown to the website visitor. If the latter clicks on a link to visit another page, the entire procedure is performed again and this results in a lot of database requests and excessive server load, especially if the website has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is accessed again, the script no longer has to request any content from the database, since everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your website will increase and you will have more pleased visitors and they will be able to navigate through your site faster. In addition, Memcached "refreshes" its cache whenever any information in the database is modified, so the site users will never see old data.

Memcached in Web Hosting

You can make use of the Memcached object caching system with all Linux web hosting packages that we offer. It’s available as an optional upgrade, which you can enable with just a couple of mouse clicks from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It needs an extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud platform, so you can start using the Memcached caching system as soon as you order it. The upgrade is divided into two parts, which will give you more versatility depending on the sites that you’d like to use it for. The first one reveals the number of the Internet sites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the ‘instances’, whereas the second one refers to the memory, i.e. to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can order more memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you’ve got, the more content will be cached, which may be a rather good idea for high-demand websites with very large databases and plenty of visitors. Thus, you can supercharge the overall performance of any script-driven site hosted on our servers without any efforts.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can get the Memcached content caching system as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages and since it works with any script-based application, you can use it for every Internet site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, no matter what app you have used – Mambo, WordPress or Joomla, a custom-developed one, etc. You can add the upgrade from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated account, and you can select two different things – the instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. In simple terms, these things show the number of the sites that will use the Memcached caching system and how much memory the system will be able to use in order to store your content. The two things are ordered independently for more flexibility and one instance does not come bundled with a fixed amount of memory. You can make use of Memcached with any type of site and both you and your site visitors will swiftly spot the difference in the performance.

Memcached in VPS Hosting

If you purchase a virtual private server from us, you’ll be able to use Memcached at no additional fee, as the caching platform is available with all servers that are ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you have traffic-intensive websites, you will be able to boost their performance without any effort and the reduced load on your VPS will enable you to keep your current plan instead of upgrading to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use to store content depends on the package that you are using, but even with a low-end one, you will get no less than several hundred MB, which is considerably more than what you’d get with a shared web hosting plan, so the website performance boost will be incredible. You can take advantage of Memcached with any database-powered app, no matter if you have created it yourself or you are using a ready-for-use one such as Joomla, WordPress or OpenCart.

Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting

If you acquire one of our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages and if you pick Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel during the signup process, you will get the Memcached memory caching platform as standard and you can use it with each site that you host on the dedicated machine without upgrading or installing anything. It will start storing info as people open your site, so you will see the effects of using it shortly after that. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the platform is 3 gigabytes and naturally, the more powerful the dedicate server plan, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will permit you to use the platform for numerous Internet sites or for a very popular website without compromising its efficiency. Memcached will permit you to optimize the speed of any database-driven website in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal diary, an OpenCart web shop, etc., and to improve the performance of your dedicated machine.