Memcached is an object caching platform, which is used to optimize the load speed of database-powered sites by caching the queries and the responses between the website visitor and the server. To put it simply, every time a certain page on such a website is accessed, the script sends a database query to fetch the info that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a link to visit another page, the whole process is executed again and this generates multiple database queries and excessive load on the server, particularly if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer has to cull any information from the database, since everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your site will increase and you will have more pleased visitors and they will be able to surf through your site much faster. Also, Memcached updates its cache every time any data in the database is modified, so the users will never end up seeing out-of-date content.

Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting

The Memcached content caching system comes as an upgrade with each cloud web hosting service offered by us and you can begin using it once you add it, as the extension that it needs in order to function correctly is already installed on our advanced cloud hosting platform. You can order the upgrade via the Hepsia Control Panel, which is available with each shared hosting package and a new section where you can manage Memcached will appear. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of system memory, so as to give you more flexibility. The first one shows the number of the websites which can use the Memcached caching system, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 16 megabytes, indicates the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A heavy-traffic site with a large database may require more memory in order to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so in case you’d like to upgrade this service, you will be able to do it at any given point with several clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you obtain any of our semi-dedicated server packages, you will find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades part of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you want to use it for any of the websites hosted in your account, you can add it with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. The distributed memory object caching platform is perfect for any script-driven software application such as Joomla, WordPress, or even a tailor-made app, and depending on your demands, you will be able to select two separate features – how many sites will use the Memcached platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much data will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory that the platform will employ. The two things are not tied to each other, so if you’ve got a traffic-intensive website with a lot of data, you can get one instance and a larger amount of memory. The Memcached caching platform will improve the overall performance of your sites soon after you activate it and both you and your visitors will enjoy much better loading speeds.

Memcached in VPS Web Hosting

Memcached is offered by default with every virtual private server that we are offering on the condition that you select Hepsia as your Control Panel, so you will not have to pay anything extra to be able to make the most of the full potential of this distributed memory caching system. The more powerful Virtual Private Server hosting package you pick, the more memory Memcached will have for content storage purposes, but you’ll have at least several hundred megabytes at all times, which is much more than what you would get with a shared web hosting package. This will allow you to use the Memcached system for multiple sites, no matter how popular they are, which in turn means that you can use a low-end plan for them without overloading the virtual server. The Memcached caching system is perfect for script-powered web apps such as WordPress, Joomla, OpenCart or Mambo, and you can utilize it even with a custom-created app. Shortly after you enable the Memcached system, it will begin storing data and you will distinguish the improved overall performance of your websites.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting

If you order any of our Linux dedicated hosting services and if you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel during the order process, you will get the Memcached object caching platform by default and you can use it with any site that you host on your server without upgrading or installing anything. It will begin caching content as users open your site, so you will see the result of using it soon after that. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the caching platform is 3 GB and normally, the more powerful the dedicated plan, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will allow you to take advantage of the caching platform for plenty of Internet sites or for a very popular website without weakening its efficacy. The Memcached platform will allow you to boost the loading speed of any database-driven website very quickly – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal journal, an OpenCart web shop, etcetera, and to enhance the performance of your dedicated machine.