Memcached is a content caching system, which is used to improve the overall performance of database-driven websites by caching the queries and the responses between the visitor and the server. To put it in simple terms, every time a specific web page on such a site is accessed, the script sends a query to its database to get the information that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks a link to go to another web page, the whole process is performed again and this results in a lot of database calls and high server load, even more so if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is accessed again, the script no longer needs to cull any information from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your website will increase and you’ll enjoy more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your website faster. Also, the Memcached platform updates its cache if any content in the database is modified, so the site visitors will never end up seeing out-of-date content.

Memcached in Shared Website Hosting

You can use the Memcached memory caching system with all Linux shared website hosting service that we’re offering. It’s available as an upgrade, which you can activate with only a couple of mouse clicks from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It needs a PHP extension, which is already installed on our cloud hosting platform, so you can start using Memcached once you add it. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts, which will give you more flexibility depending on the sites that you would like to use it for. The first one indicates the number of the websites that will use Memcached, or the ‘instances’, while the second one refers to the memory, in other words – to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can add more memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you’ve added, the more data will be cached, which may be a quite good idea for regularly visited websites with large databases and a lot of concurrent visitors. Thus, you can boost the performance of every script-powered Internet site hosted on our cloud servers without any effort.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you obtain any of our semi-dedicated server plans, you’ll find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades part of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you would like to use it for any of the sites hosted in the semi-dedicated account, you can enable it with just a few mouse clicks. The memory caching platform is perfect for any script-powered software application such as Joomla, WordPress, or even a custom app, and based on your requirements, you will be able to choose two separate features – how many sites will use the Memcached caching platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much information will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory that the platform will use. The two things are not bound to each other, so if you manage a popular site with a lot of content, you can order one instance and a large amount of memory. The Memcached caching platform will boost the performance of your websites soon after you activate it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy faster load times.

Memcached in VPS Servers

When you buy a VPS server from our company, you’ll be able to use Memcached at no extra fee, as the caching platform comes with all virtual machines ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. Even if you run resource-hungry sites, you will be able to boost their performance with ease and the decreased load on your VPS will permit you to continue using your current Virtual Private Server hosting package rather than moving to a more powerful one. The amount of memory that the Memcached platform can use to cache info depends on the plan that you’re using, but even with a low-end one, you’ll get no less than several hundred megabytes, which is significantly more than what you’d get with a shared plan, so the website performance boost will be tremendous. You can take advantage of Memcached with any database-powered app, irrespective of whether you have set it up yourself or you’re using a ready-made one like Joomla, WordPress or OpenCart.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

When you get one of our Linux dedicated service and if you choose Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel during the signup procedure, you’ll get the Memcached caching platform as standard and you can use it with each Internet site that you host on the dedicated server without installing or upgrading anything. It will begin caching info as people access your Internet site, so you will see the effect of using it shortly after that. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the caching platform is 3 GB and normally, the more powerful the dedicated package, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to use the platform for numerous websites or for a very popular site without weakening its efficacy. Memcached will allow you to boost the loading speed of any database-powered site very quickly – a Joomla portal, a WordPress online journal, an OpenCart web shop, etc., and to improve the performance of your dedicated machine.