Memcached is a distributed memory caching system, which is used to boost the performance of database-powered sites by caching the requests and the responses between the user and the server. Put simply, anytime a particular page on such a site is opened, the script sends a query to its database to fetch the info that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to go to another page, the whole procedure is repeated and this leads to plenty of database queries and excessive server load, particularly if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is opened again, the script no longer needs to cull any info from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall speed of your website will "soar" and you will enjoy more pleased visitors and they will be able to browse your website faster. Besides, Memcached updates its cache if any info in the database is modified, so the site visitors will never see old data.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

Memcached is available as an upgrade with each and every shared hosting package offered by us and if you would like to use it for any script-based website that you host on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform, you’ll be able to enable it in a couple of easy steps through your Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you will be offered the option to upgrade two separate features – the number of instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the websites that can use the Memcached memory caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several Internet sites, you can order a handful of instances. The second one refers to the total amount of memory that the system will be permitted to use in order to cache content, so for multiple sites (or for one resource-intensive site), you may want to get more memory for better performance. The memory is available in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be added at any moment. With Memcached, any script-powered website hosted on our cloud servers will open amazingly fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you decide to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, as the object caching platform’s activation requires a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension that is required is already installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can start using Memcached as soon as you add it to your account. You’ll be able to select how many sites can use it and how much content can be cached, in other words – there’re two different upgradable features – the number of instances and the amount of memory. You can get more of both, so if one of your websites becomes very popular, for example, you can always add more memory to it. Our system is quite flexible in this regard and we don’t tie a particular number of instances to a fixed amount of memory. You can employ the Memcached caching platform to speed up any script-powered website, including those that are based on popular web-based apps, such as WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in VPS Web Hosting

You’ll get Memcached with each of the virtual private server plans offered by us when you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you will be able to activate the distributed memory caching platform through the Control Panel section with the exact same name. The setup takes a couple of mouse clicks and you will notice the difference in the performance of your websites almost momentarily. The amount of memory that Memcached can take advantage of to cache data depends on the given Virtual Private Server plan that you have chosen, but in any case it will not be less than several hundred megabytes, which is more than enough even for multiple data-heavy websites. You can use the Memcached platform with Internet sites based on Joomla, WordPress or any other software app and lower the load on your virtual server, which will enable you to keep using the current VPS plan rather than upgrading to a more powerful one, since you simply won’t need it. Memcached is already being used by famous websites such as Wikipedia, Reddit and Zynga, which shows its efficiency.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting

Any dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can begin using the distributed memory object caching system the moment your server is configured, without needing to upgrade or activate anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the server that you’ve selected, but since our servers are rather powerful and considering 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 is 3 GB. This will enable you to increase the performance of extremely heavy sites without any effort and you’ll distinguish the difference shortly after the Memcached system starts caching database queries. You can take full advantage of the Memcached caching system with any database-driven website, including those that are based on popular Content Management Systems like Joomla and WordPress.