Memcached is a distributed memory object caching system, which is used to boost the performance of database-powered websites by caching the queries and the responses between the user and the server. To put it in simple terms, every time a specific web page on such a site is accessed, the script queries its database to get the info that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to open another web page, the entire process is repeated and this generates a lot of database requests and higher load on the server, even more so if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer has to call any info from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your site will increase and you will enjoy more happy visitors and they will be able to browse your website faster. Besides, the Memcached platform updates its cache whenever any content in the database is altered, so the website visitors will never see old content.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

You can take advantage of the Memcached caching system with all cloud hosting that we offer. It’s available as an upgrade, which you can get with only a couple of mouse clicks from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It needs a PHP extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform, so you can begin using the Memcached caching system as soon as you add it. The upgrade is divided into two parts, which will give you more freedom depending on the websites that you want to use it for. The first part shows the number of the Internet sites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the so-called ‘instances’, while the second one is related to the memory, in other words – to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can get more system memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you have, the more data will be cached, which may be an exceptionally good idea for busy sites with large databases and a lot of visitors. Thus, you can accelerate the performance of any script-driven Internet site hosted on our cloud servers effortlessly.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached with ease, since the content caching platform’s activation takes several clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension that is required is pre-installed on our servers, so you can begin using the Memcached platform as soon as you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You will be able to select how many sites can use it and how much content it will cache, i.e. there are two different upgradable features – the number of instances and the amount of system memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your Internet sites becomes extremely popular, for instance, you can always add more memory to it. Our system is extremely flexible in this regard and we do not tie a given number of instances to a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can employ the Memcached platform to boost the loading speed of any script-powered Internet site, including those that are based on widely used web-based applications, such as Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached comes by default with every VPS server offered by us on the condition that you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel, so you will not have to pay anything extra to be able to make the most of the full capacity of this data caching system. The more powerful Virtual Private Server hosting package you pick, the more memory Memcached will have for content caching purposes, but you will have at least several hundred MB at all times, which is much more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared web hosting package. This will allow you to use the Memcached system for multiple Internet sites, no matter how popular they are, which in turn means that you can use a low-end package for them without overloading the VPS. The Memcached caching system is suitable for script-driven software applications such as WordPress, OpenCart, Joomla or Mambo, and you can utilize it even with a custom-developed app. Soon after you activate the Memcached system, it will start storing info and you’ll distinguish the improved performance of your websites.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Any dedicated server that’s ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can start using this memory caching system the moment the server is assembled, without having to upgrade or activate anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can employ depends on the very server that you’ve picked, but as our servers are stunningly powerful and due to the fact that it is likely that you’ll host resource-hungry sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use will be 3 GB. This will allow you to boost the performance of extremely heavy Internet sites effortlessly and you will observe the difference shortly after Memcached starts caching database calls. You can take advantage of the Memcached system with any database-driven web portal, including those that are based on popular Content Management Systems like Joomla and WordPress.