Memcached is a distributed memory caching system, which is used to optimize the overall performance of database-powered sites by caching the requests and the replies between the visitor and the server. Put simply, anytime a certain web page on such a site is opened, the script queries its database to fetch the information that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a link to open another page, the entire operation is performed again and this generates lots of database requests and higher server load, even more so if the website has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer needs to request any information from the database, since everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your site will "soar" and you will have more happy visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your website much faster. At the same time, the Memcached platform updates its cache every time any content in the database is changed, so the users will never see old content.

Memcached in Shared Web Hosting

You can take advantage of the Memcached content caching system with all shared web hosting plans offered by us. It is offered as an optional upgrade, which you can obtain with only a couple of clicks through your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It requires an extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform, so you can start using Memcached once you order it. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts, which will give you more freedom depending on the sites that you want to use it for. The first part defines the number of the websites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the so-called ‘instances’, whereas the second one refers to the system memory, i.e. to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can order more memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you have, the more content will be cached, which may be a very good idea for traffic-intensive websites with large-sized databases and numerous simultaneous visitors. Thus, you can accelerate the overall performance of any script-powered website hosted on our cloud servers effortlessly.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account, you can take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, since the object caching platform’s setup requires a few clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The required extension is pre-installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can begin using Memcached the moment you add it to your account. You’ll be able to choose how many sites can use it and how much info can be cached, i.e. there’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your Internet sites becomes very busy, for instance, you can always order more memory. Our system is stunningly flexible in this regard and we don’t bind a specific number of instances to a pre-defined amount of memory. You can employ the Memcached caching platform to accelerate any script-driven website, including those that are based on widely used software apps, such as Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached is available as standard with all VPS hosting plans ordered with our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension it needs in order to work correctly is compiled when the Virtual Private Server is set up, so you can start using the object caching platform the moment your brand new Virtual Private Server is fully operational. The memory that the Memcached platform can use depends on the particular VPS plan, but even with the lower-end ones, several hundred megabytes will be at your disposal for this platform exclusively. This will permit you to accelerate the performance of multiple sites hosted on the VPS server simultaneously and to lower the load on the machine even if you own large-scale script-driven web pages with plenty of visitors. The platform can be used with any script – Drupal, Joomla or Mambo, or a custom-built script, and you’ll distinguish the better overall performance shortly after you start using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

If you obtain one of our dedicated web hosting plans and if you select Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel on the order page, you will get the Memcached platform as standard and you can set it up for any site that you host on your server without upgrading or installing anything. It will begin storing info as people open your Internet site, so you’ll see the effect of using it soon thereafter. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the Memcached caching platform is 3 GB and naturally, the more powerful the dedicated plan, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to take advantage of the caching platform for a lot of Internet sites or for an extremely large website without weakening its effectiveness. The Memcached caching platform will allow you to optimize the loading speed of any database-driven site in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal blog, an OpenCart e-shop, etcetera, and to improve the performance of your dedicated machine.