Memcached is a content caching platform, which is used to boost the overall performance of database-powered sites by caching the queries and the replies between the user and the server. To put it simply, anytime a given web page on such a site is accessed, the script sends a query to its database to get the information that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to visit a different web page, the entire operation is repeated and this results in numerous database calls and higher server load, especially if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is accessed again, the script no longer has to request any data from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your website will increase and you’ll have more happy visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your website faster. Besides, the Memcached platform updates its cache whenever any information in the database is modified, so the users will never wind up seeing old data.

Memcached in Shared Web Hosting

When you host script-based websites in a shared web hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to add the Memcached caching system to your shared hosting plan with just a couple of clicks of the mouse through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantaneously and, since the necessary PHP extension is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud platform, you can begin using it straight away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many Internet sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of system memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order memory as many times as you wish. Logically, the more memory Memcached is allowed to use, the more data it will cache, so in case you run a traffic-intensive website with a lot of content, you may need more memory to be able to take advantage of the power that Memcached can offer you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you order one of our semi-dedicated server packages, you’ll find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you wish to use it for any of the websites hosted in your semi-dedicated server hosting account, you can enable it with just a couple of mouse clicks. The data caching platform is suitable for any script-driven application like WordPress, Joomla, or even an in-house built app, and based on your demands, you’ll be able to choose two different things – how many websites will use the Memcached platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much info will be stored, i.e. the amount of memory that the platform will employ. The two things are not bound to each other, so if you’ve got a traffic-heavy site with a lot of content, you can get one instance and a large amount of memory. Memcached will optimize the overall performance of your sites shortly after you activate it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy faster loading speeds.

Memcached in VPS Servers

You will get Memcached with each of the VPS server plans offered by us in case you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the distributed memory caching platform via the Control Panel section with the exact same name. The setup takes a few mouse clicks and you will distinguish the difference in the overall performance of your Internet sites almost instantaneously. The amount of memory that the Memcached caching platform can take advantage of to store content depends on the particular VPS hosting package that you’ve chosen, but in any case it will not be less than several hundred MB, which is more than enough even for multiple frequently visited sites. You can use Memcached with Internet sites based on WordPress, Joomla or any other software app and decrease the load on your virtual server, which will enable you to keep using the current Virtual Private Server hosting package instead of switching to a more powerful one, as you will simply not need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by popular websites like Reddit, Zynga and Wikipedia, which is a confirmation of its efficiency.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached comes free of charge with all dedicated service that we offer and the sole condition is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the object caching system for any database-driven site, including those that are based on widely used web-based apps – for instance, a WordPress personal weblog or a Joomla-driven community website. Each server comes with a certain amount of system memory that the Memcached system can use, but the minimum you will get is three gigabytes, which is quite enough to accelerate the load speed of very large websites noticeably, as this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached data. The system will begin storing information as soon as it’s activated, so shortly after that, you’ll detect the enhanced overall performance of your sites and the reduced server load. Numerous Internet sites use Memcached to increase their efficacy, among them famous ones like Reddit and Wikipedia.