Memcached is a distributed memory caching system, which is used to improve the speed of database-powered sites by caching the queries and the replies between the visitor and the server. Simply put, anytime a certain page on such a website is requested, the script sends a query to its database to get the info that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to go to a different web page, the whole procedure is performed again and this leads to a lot of database requests and high load on the server, particularly if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer needs to call any info from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your website will increase and you’ll have more gratified visitors and they will be able to navigate through your website much faster. Besides, Memcached updates its cache whenever any data in the database is altered, so the website visitors will never end up seeing outdated content.

Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting

You can use the Memcached memory caching system with all cloud website hosting offered by us. It’s available as an optional upgrade, which you can acquire with only a couple of clicks via your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It requires a PHP extension, which is already installed on our cloud web hosting platform, so you can begin using Memcached once you order it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will give you more flexibility depending on the sites that you would like to use it for. The first part shows the number of the websites that will use Memcached, or the ‘instances’, while the second one is related to the memory, in other words – to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can get more memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you have added, the more content will be cached, which may be an exceptionally good idea for popular websites with very large databases and lots of visitors. Thus, you can optimize the performance of every script-based website hosted on our cloud servers effortlessly.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you choose to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, since the caching platform’s activation takes a couple of mouse clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension that it requires is already installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can begin using Memcached as soon as you add it to your account. You will be able to choose how many sites can use it and how much information can be cached, i.e. there are two different upgradable features – the instances and the amount of system memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your Internet sites becomes extremely popular, for example, you can always get more memory. Our system is exceptionally flexible in this regard and we do not bind a specific number of instances to a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached caching platform to accelerate any script-powered site, including those that are based on widely used apps, such as WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in VPS Web Hosting

You’ll get Memcached with any of the virtual private server plans that we’re offering when you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel and you will be able to activate the content caching platform through the section with the same name. The activation requires a couple of clicks and you’ll see the difference in the overall performance of your websites almost immediately. The amount of system memory that the Memcached platform can use to store content depends on the particular Virtual Private Server package that you have picked, but at any rate it won’t be less than several hundred MB, which is more than enough even for several intense-traffic websites. You can use Memcached with sites powered by WordPress, Joomla or any other software application and reduce the load on your VPS, which will permit you to keep using the current VPS package instead of migrating to a more powerful one, since you will simply not need it. Memcached is already being used by popular websites such as Zynga, Wikipedia and Reddit, which shows its effectiveness.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting

If you get any of our dedicated servers hosting and if you choose Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel on the order form, you’ll get the Memcached distributed memory caching platform as standard and you can set it up for each website that you host on your server without installing or upgrading anything. It will begin caching content as people access your Internet site, so you will detect the effects of using it soon after that. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the Memcached caching platform is 3 GB and naturally, the more powerful the package, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will permit you to use the caching platform for a lot of Internet sites or for an extremely popular site without compromising its efficacy. The Memcached platform will enable you to accelerate the load speed of any database-driven Internet site in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal journal, an OpenCart web shop, etcetera, and to optimize the performance of your dedicated machine.