Memcached is a distributed memory caching platform, which is used to enhance the performance of database-driven websites by caching the calls and the responses between the website visitor and the server. In other words, anytime a specific web page on such a site is requested, the script calls its database to fetch the info that should be shown to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to open a different web page, the entire procedure is executed again and this leads to lots of database queries and excessive load on the server, particularly if the website has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to cull any content from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall speed of your site will increase and you’ll enjoy more happy visitors and they will be able to surf through your site faster. Additionally, Memcached "refreshes" its cache if any content in the database is updated, so the website visitors will never wind up seeing outdated content.

Memcached in Shared Website Hosting

Memcached is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every shared website hosting package offered by our company and if you’d like to use it for any script-based website that you host on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform, you’ll be able to order it in a few easy steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be given the option to upgrade two separate things – the number of instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the sites that can use the Memcached content caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several sites, you can get a handful of instances. The second one has to do with the maximum amount of memory that Memcached will be permitted to use in order to cache info, so for multiple sites (or for one single busy site), you may want to get more memory for better performance. The memory is available in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be ordered at any time. With Memcached, each script-based Internet site hosted on our cloud servers will open extremely fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you choose to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached with ease, as the content caching platform’s setup requires a few mouse clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension that it requires is pre-installed on our servers, so you can start using Memcached as soon as you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You’ll be able to select how many Internet sites can use it and how much content it will cache, in other words – there’re two different upgradable features – the instances and the memory. You can get more of both, so if one of your sites becomes very busy, for instance, you can always get more memory. Our system is pretty flexible in this regard and we don’t bind a specific number of instances to a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can use the Memcached platform to improve the loading speed of any script-driven Internet site, including those based on popular web applications, such as WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in VPS Servers

You will get Memcached with each of the VPS server plans that we offer when you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the object caching platform via the section with the very same name. The configuration requires several clicks of the mouse and you’ll see the difference in the performance of your Internet sites almost immediately. The amount of memory that the Memcached platform can use to store info depends on the particular Virtual Private Server plan that you have picked, but at any rate it will be at least several hundred megabytes, which is more than enough even for multiple content-rich sites. You can use Memcached with sites powered by Joomla, WordPress or any other web application and reduce the load on your VPS, which will enable you to continue using the current Virtual Private Server hosting plan instead of upgrading to a more powerful one, as you will simply not need it. Memcached is already being used by famous websites like Zynga, Reddit and Wikipedia, which is a proof of its effectiveness.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

If you get one of our Linux dedicated web hosting plans and if you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel on the order page, you’ll get the Memcached caching platform as standard and you can activate it for any site that you host on your dedicated machine without upgrading or installing anything. It will begin caching content as people open your website, so you’ll notice the effects of using it shortly thereafter. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the Memcached platform is three gigabytes and normally, the more powerful the dedicated package, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will allow you to take advantage of the caching platform for lots of websites or for an extremely popular site without compromising its effectiveness. Memcached will allow you to accelerate the loading speed of any database-driven site in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress online diary, an OpenCart web shop, etcetera, and to optimize the overall performance of your server.