Memcached is a memory caching platform, which is used to enhance the loading speed of database-powered Internet sites by caching the calls and the responses between the visitor and the server. To put it simply, anytime a specific page on such a site is visited, the script sends a query to its database to fetch the information that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to open another web page, the entire procedure is repeated and this generates a lot of database requests and excessive server load, especially if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is accessed again, the script no longer needs to cull any content from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall speed of your website will increase and you will get more satisfied visitors and they will be able to navigate through your website much faster. Moreover, the Memcached platform updates its cache every time any info in the database is updated, so the visitors will never wind up seeing outdated data.

Memcached in Hosting

If you host script-driven websites in a hosting account with us, you can add Memcached to your shared hosting package with just a couple of clicks of the mouse through your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantly and, since the needed extension is already installed on our avant-garde cloud web hosting platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more versatility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many sites will use Memcached) and to the memory that Memcached will use. The latter is offered in increments of 16 MB and you can order memory as many times as you wish. Naturally, the more memory the Memcached caching system is allowed to use, the more content it will cache, so in case you’ve got a regularly visited website with lots of data, you may require more memory to be able to take full advantage of the power that Memcached can offer you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you decide to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, as the distributed memory caching platform’s setup requires several mouse clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The required extension is already installed on our servers, so you can start using the Memcached platform the moment you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You will be able to choose how many sites can use it and how much data it will cache, i.e. there are two different upgradable features – the instances and the memory. You can get more of both, so if one of your websites becomes very busy, for example, you can always add more memory to it. Our system is amazingly flexible in this regard and we do not tie a given number of instances to a pre-defined amount of memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached platform to improve the speed of any script-powered site, including those based on famous Internet apps, such as WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached comes by default with each and every VPS server that we’re offering as long as you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel, so you won’t have to pay any extra cash to be able to use the full power of this data caching system. The more powerful Virtual Private Server plan you choose, the more memory Memcached will have for information caching purposes, but you will have no less than several hundred MB all the time, which is much more than what you would get with a shared hosting package. This will enable you to use the Memcached system for plenty of websites, regardless of how large they are, which in turn goes to say that you can use a less powerful plan for them without overloading your VPS server. The caching system is perfect for script-powered apps like Joomla, WordPress, OpenCart or Mambo, and you can use it even with a custom-made app. Soon after you enable the Memcached caching system, it will begin caching info and you’ll distinguish the improved overall performance of your websites.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Any dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can start using this caching system once your dedicated server is ready, without needing to upgrade or install anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can use depends on the very server that you’ve picked, but as our servers are rather powerful and considering the fact that it is likely that you’ll host resource-demanding websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use will be three gigabytes. This will allow you to enhance the performance of extremely heavy websites effortlessly and you will note the difference soon after the Memcached caching system begins caching database requests. You can make the most of the caching system with any database-driven portal, including those based on famous Content Management Systems such as WordPress and Joomla.