Memcached is a distributed memory caching system, which is used to supercharge the loading speed of database-driven Internet sites by caching the calls and the replies between the website visitor and the server. Simply put, anytime a certain page on such a site is accessed, the script connects to its database to get the information that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a link to go to a different page, the entire process is carried out again and this results in numerous database calls and excessive load on the server, especially if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is accessed again, the script no longer has to fetch any information from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your website will "soar" and you will get more pleased visitors and they will be able to surf through your website much faster. In addition, Memcached updates its cache when any content in the database is changed, so the site users will never see outdated content.

Memcached in Shared Web Hosting

You can take advantage of the Memcached object caching system with all Linux shared web hosting that we are offering. It’s offered as an upgrade, which you can obtain with only a few clicks via your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It needs a PHP extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud hosting platform, so you can begin using Memcached as soon as you add it. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts, which will give you more flexibility depending on the websites that you wish to use it for. The first one indicates the number of the websites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the so-called ‘instances’, whereas the second one is related to the memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can get more memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you have added, the more content will be cached, which may be a good idea for traffic-heavy sites with large databases and a lot of simultaneous visitors. In this way, you can supercharge the performance of any script-based site hosted on our cloud servers without any efforts.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you decide to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached easily, since the content caching platform’s setup requires a couple of mouse clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel. The required extension is already installed on our servers, so you can begin using Memcached as soon as you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You’ll be able to choose how many sites can use it and how much data it will cache, in other words – there’re 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 sites becomes very popular, for example, you can always order more memory. Our system is amazingly flexible in this regard and we do not tie a particular number of instances to a pre-defined amount of memory. You can employ the Memcached caching platform to increase the speed of any script-powered site, including those based on widely used web applications, such as WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in VPS Hosting

When you obtain a virtual private server from us, you’ll be able to use Memcached at no extra price, as the distributed memory caching platform comes with all virtual machines that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. Even if you have data-heavy Internet sites, you will be able to optimize their performance without efforts and the lowered load on the Virtual Private Server will enable you to keep your current Virtual Private Server plan instead of moving to a more powerful one. The amount of memory that Memcached can use to cache data depends on the plan that you’re using, but even with a low-end one, you’ll get at least several hundred megabytes, which is significantly more than what you’d get with a shared hosting package, so the website performance boost will be enormous. You can take advantage of Memcached with any database-driven web app, regardless of whether you’ve created it on your own or you’re using a ready-for-use one like OpenCart, Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting

Each dedicated server that is ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can begin using this data caching system as soon as the dedicated server is completely functional, without needing 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 pretty powerful and considering the fact that it’s likely that you’ll host resource-requiring sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use will be 3 gigabytes. This will enable you to increase the performance of very busy websites without any effort and you’ll distinguish the difference soon after the Memcached system begins caching database calls. You can take full advantage of the caching system with any database-driven web page, including those that are based on popular CMSs like Joomla and WordPress.