Memcached is a distributed memory object caching system, which is used to improve the overall performance of database-powered sites by caching the requests and the replies between the website visitor and the server. Put simply, every time a certain page on such a site is visited, the script connects to its database to get the information that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks a link to open a different page, the entire procedure is carried out again and this generates plenty of database calls and high server load, particularly if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is accessed again, the script no longer has to pull any content from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your website will increase and you will have more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to browse your website much faster. In addition, the Memcached platform updates its cache when any content in the database is altered, so the users will never end up seeing out-of-date content.

Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting

You can take advantage of the Memcached distributed memory caching system with all Linux cloud website hosting offered by us. It’s available as an upgrade, which you can enable with just a couple of clicks from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It requires an extension, which is already installed on our cloud hosting platform, so you can start using the Memcached caching system the moment you order it. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts, which will give you more versatility depending on the Internet sites that you’d like to use it for. The first part reveals the number of the sites that will use Memcached, or the so-called ‘instances’, whereas the second one is related to the system memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can order more system memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you’ve got, the more data will be cached, which may be a rather good idea for high-traffic websites with large databases and many users. In this way, you can optimize the speed of every script-powered site hosted on our servers without any effort.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you purchase one of our semi-dedicated server plans, you will find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades part of the Hepsia Control Panel, so if you’d like to use it for any of the sites hosted in the semi-dedicated account, you can activate it with only a few clicks. The content caching platform is ideal for any script-based app such as Joomla, WordPress, or even an in-house built app, and based on your necessities, you will be able to choose two separate things – how many sites 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 use. The two things are not bound to each other, so if you manage a popular Internet site with lots of data, you can get one instance and a large amount of memory. Memcached will enhance the performance of your websites soon after you activate it and both you and your visitors will enjoy much better load times.

Memcached in VPS

You will get Memcached with each of the virtual private server plans offered by our company if you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the platform via the Control Panel section with the same name. The configuration takes a couple of clicks and you will see the difference in the overall performance of your sites almost momentarily. The amount of memory that the Memcached caching platform can employ to cache info depends on the particular VPS hosting package that you’ve picked, but at any rate it will not be less than several hundred MB, which is more than enough even for several content-loaded Internet sites. You can use Memcached with sites based on Joomla, WordPress or any other Internet application and decrease the load on your VPS, which will enable you to continue using the current plan instead of switching to a more powerful one, since you will simply not need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by popular websites like Wikipedia, Zynga and Reddit, which is a confirmation of its efficacy.

Memcached in Dedicated Hosting

When you get any of our Linux dedicated hosting and if you choose Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel during the order process, you will get the Memcached distributed memory object caching platform as standard and you can enable it for each Internet site that you host on the dedicated machine without upgrading or installing anything. It will start caching info as users open your website, so you’ll notice the result of using it soon thereafter. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the platform is 3 GB and normally, the more powerful the plan, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to use the platform for many sites or for a very popular Internet site without compromising its effectiveness. The Memcached platform will allow you to speed up any database-powered Internet site in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress weblog, an OpenCart web store, etcetera, and to optimize the performance of your server.