Memcached is a distributed memory caching platform, which is used to boost the performance of database-powered websites by caching the queries and the responses between the user and the server. In simple terms, anytime a particular web page on such a website is accessed, the script queries its database to get the info that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to open a different web page, the entire operation is performed again and this results in a lot of database queries and high load on the server, even more so if the website has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to fetch any information from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll have more pleased visitors and they will be able to surf through your site faster. In addition, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache when any data in the database is modified, so the site users will never see out-of-date content.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

You can make use of the Memcached memory caching system with all Linux cloud hosting that we are offering. It’s offered as an upgrade, which you can get with only a couple of clicks through your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It requires a PHP extension, which is already installed on our cloud platform, so you can begin using the Memcached caching system once you add it. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts, which will offer you more freedom depending on the sites that you would like to use it for. The first one concerns 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 system memory, i.e. to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can add more memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you’ve ordered, the more content will be cached, which may be a rather good idea for popular sites with large-size databases and a lot of visitors. In this way, you can increase the speed of any script-powered website hosted on our servers with ease.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you choose to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached with ease, as the memory caching platform’s activation takes a few mouse clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension that it requires is pre-installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can begin using the Memcached platform as soon as you add it to your account. You will be able to choose how many websites can use it and how much data it will cache, i.e. there’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. You can order more of both, so if one of your websites becomes extremely busy, for example, you can always add more memory to it. Our system is truly flexible in this regard and we don’t bind a particular number of instances to a fixed amount of memory. You can use the Memcached caching platform to speed up any script-driven website, including those based on popular Internet apps, such as Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in VPS Web Hosting

You will get Memcached with each of the virtual private server packages that we are offering when you select Hepsia as your Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the memory caching platform through the Control Panel section with the very same name. The configuration takes several clicks of the mouse and you’ll detect the difference in the overall performance of your sites almost instantly. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use to cache info depends on the particular Virtual Private Server plan that you’ve picked, but in any case it will not be less than several hundred MB, which is more than enough even for several content-rich sites. You can use the Memcached platform with websites driven by WordPress, Joomla or any other web-based application and decrease the load on your virtual server, which will allow you to continue using the current plan rather than migrating to a more powerful one, since you simply won’t need it. Memcached is already being used by popular websites such as Zynga, Reddit and Wikipedia, which is an evidence of its effectiveness.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting

If you buy one of our Linux dedicated servers hosting and if you choose Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel on the order form, you’ll get the Memcached content caching platform as standard and you can enable it for each site that you host on your dedicated machine without upgrading or installing anything. It will start caching information as people open your site, so you will detect the effect of using it soon after that. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the platform is 3 GB and normally, the more powerful the dedicate server plan, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will permit you to take advantage of the platform for a lot of Internet sites or for an extremely popular site without weakening its effectiveness. The Memcached caching platform will enable you to increase the load speed of any database-driven website in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal weblog, an OpenCart e-shop, etcetera, and to enhance the overall performance of your server.