Memcached is a content caching platform, which is used to enhance the speed of database-powered sites by caching the calls and the responses between the user and the server. To put it in simple terms, anytime a given web page on such a site is visited, the script connects to its database to get the info that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a hyperlink to go to another page, the whole operation is performed again and this results in a lot of database calls and higher load on the server, even more so if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer has to request any content from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more gratified visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your website much faster. Plus, Memcached "refreshes" its cache if any info in the database is changed, so the website visitors will never end up seeing out-of-date content.

Memcached in Web Hosting

Memcached comes as an upgrade with each web hosting plan that we offer and if you would like to use it for any script-based Internet site that you host on our innovative cloud platform, you will be able to add it in a few easy steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be given the option to upgrade two different features – the instances and the system memory. The first one is related to the number of the websites that can use the Memcached data caching system simultaneously, so if you need it for several sites, you can order a number of instances. The second one has to do with the total amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to cache info, so for plenty of websites (or for one single large-sized site), you may want to order more memory for improved performance. The memory is available in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be added at any time. With Memcached, any script-driven website hosted on our servers will load unbelievably fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you decide to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached with ease, since the distributed memory object caching platform’s activation requires a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension that is required is pre-installed on our servers, so you can begin using the Memcached platform the moment you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You’ll be able to select how many Internet sites can use it and how much information can be cached, i.e. there’re two separate upgradable features – the instances and the amount of memory. You can order more of both, so if one of your sites becomes very popular, for instance, you can always get more memory. Our system is quite flexible in this regard and we do not bind a particular number of instances to a fixed amount of memory. You can use Memcached to accelerate any script-powered website, including those that are based on famous web apps, such as Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in Dedicated Hosting

When you purchase any of our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages and if you choose Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel at signup, you’ll get the Memcached distributed memory caching platform by default and you can activate it for each site that you host on the dedicated server without installing or upgrading anything. It will begin caching content as people open your website, so you will detect the effects of using it soon after that. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the caching platform is 3 gigabytes and normally, the more powerful the dedicate server plan, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to use the caching platform for plenty of Internet sites or for a very busy Internet site without compromising its efficiency. Memcached will enable you to accelerate the speed of any database-powered website in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress weblog, an OpenCart e-shop, etc., and to improve the performance of your server.