Memcached is an object caching system, which is used to supercharge the performance of database-driven Internet sites by caching the requests and the responses between the website visitor and the server. To put it differently, every time a particular page on such a site is accessed, the script sends a query to its database to request the information that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to open some other web page, the whole procedure is performed again and this results in plenty of database calls and higher server load, particularly if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer has to call any info from the database, since everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll get more satisfied visitors and they will be able to surf through your website much faster. Moreover, the Memcached platform updates its cache when any info in the database is altered, so the website visitors will never wind up seeing outdated data.

Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting

Memcached comes as an upgrade with each cloud web hosting account offered by us and in case you would like to use it for any script-powered website that you host on our innovative cloud hosting platform, you’ll be able to enable it in a few easy steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be given the option to upgrade two different features – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one is related 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 has to do with the maximum amount of memory that the system will be permitted to use to cache info, so for plenty of websites (or for one traffic-intensive site), you should order more memory for improved performance. The memory is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be added every time you need it. With Memcached, each script-driven website hosted on our cloud servers will open lightning-fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you acquire one of our semi-dedicated server plans, you will find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades section of your Hepsia Control Panel, so if you wish to use it for any of the sites hosted in your semi-dedicated account, you can enable it with just a couple of mouse clicks. The memory caching platform is perfect for any script-based software app like Joomla, WordPress, or even a custom-developed one, and based on your necessities, you will be able to select two separate things – how many websites will use the Memcached platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much content will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory that the platform will employ. The two features are not tied to each other, so if you own a busy Internet site with lots of content, you can get one instance and a larger amount of memory. The Memcached caching platform will optimize the performance of your websites soon after you activate it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy much faster load speeds.

Memcached in VPS

When you acquire a virtual private server from our company, you’ll be able to use Memcached at no additional charge, as the distributed memory object caching platform is available with all virtual machines that are ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you own busy sites, you’ll be able to optimize their performance effortlessly and the decreased load on the VPS server will enable you to continue using your current plan instead of migrating to a more powerful one. The amount of memory that the Memcached caching platform can use to store information depends on the plan that you are using, but even with a low-end one, you’ll have at least several hundred MB, which is significantly more than what you’d get with a shared web hosting plan, so the website performance boost will be significant. You can take advantage of Memcached with any database-powered web app, regardless of whether you have created it on your own or you’re using a ready-for-use one such as Joomla, OpenCart or WordPress.

Memcached in Dedicated Hosting

If you order one of our Linux dedicated hosting services and if you pick Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel during the signup process, you will get the Memcached platform by default and you can use it with each site that you host on your server without upgrading or installing anything. It will begin storing data as users open your site, so you’ll see the result of using it soon after that. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the Memcached platform is 3 GB and normally, the more powerful the dedicate server plan, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to use the platform for a large number of websites or for a very busy Internet site without weakening its effectiveness. The Memcached platform will enable you to optimize the speed of any database-powered Internet site in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal diary, an OpenCart e-store, etc., and to improve the performance of your dedicated server.