Memcached is a distributed memory object caching platform, which is used to enhance the performance of database-driven websites by caching the requests and the responses between the user and the server. In other words, every time a specific web page on such a site is accessed, the script connects to its database to get the info that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to visit another page, the whole operation is performed again and this results in plenty of database calls and excessive server load, particularly if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is accessed again, the script no longer has to fetch any info from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your site will increase and you will enjoy more gratified visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your website faster. Additionally, Memcached "refreshes" its cache if any data in the database is modified, so the users will never end up seeing outdated data.

Memcached in Hosting

You can take advantage of the Memcached content caching system with all Linux hosting services that we’re offering. It is available as an upgrade, which you can enable with only a couple of mouse clicks from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It needs a PHP extension, which is already installed on our cloud platform, so you can start using Memcached as soon as you order it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will give you more flexibility depending on the sites that you wish to use it for. The first part indicates the number of the websites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the so-called ‘instances’, while the second one refers to the memory, i.e. to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can order more system memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you’ve added, the more data will be cached, which may be an exceptionally good idea for traffic-intensive sites with large-size databases and many simultaneous visitors. In this way, you can improve the overall performance of any script-powered website hosted on our cloud servers without efforts.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can get the Memcached data caching system as an upgrade with all our semi-dedicated hosting services and since it works with any script-based software application, you can use it for any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, regardless of what app you have used – Mambo, WordPress or Joomla, a custom-developed one, etc. You can order the upgrade from the corresponding section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated server account, and you can select two separate features – the number of instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. To put it simply, these things show how many websites will use Memcached and the total amount of system memory that the system will be able to use to cache your content. The two things are offered separately for more freedom and one instance does not come bundled with a fixed amount of system memory. You can make full use of Memcached with any type of site and both you and the visitors will quickly notice the difference in the performance.

Memcached in VPS Web Hosting

If you purchase a virtual private server from our company, you will be able to use Memcached at no additional fee, as the distributed memory caching platform is offered with all servers that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. Even if you have resource-intensive sites, you will be able to increase their performance without effort and the decreased load on your VPS server will enable you to continue using your current plan rather than moving to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use to store information depends on the plan that you’re using, but even with a less powerful one, you will get no less than several hundred megabytes, which is considerably more than what you’d get with a shared package, so the website performance boost will be great. You can take advantage of Memcached with any database-driven web app, irrespective of whether you have developed it yourself or you are using a ready-for-use one such as Joomla, OpenCart or WordPress.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting

Memcached comes free of charge with all Linux dedicated servers hosting that we offer and the sole requirement is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the object caching system for any database-driven Internet site, including those that are based on popular apps – for example, a WordPress personal journal or a Joomla-powered community web portal. Each server is tied to a certain amount of system memory that the Memcached system can employ, but the minimum you’ll get is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough to increase the load speed of very heavy websites immensely, since this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached content. The system will begin caching data the moment it’s enabled, so soon after that, you’ll see the enhanced performance of your sites and the lowered load. A lot of sites use the Memcached system to improve their efficacy, among them famous ones such as Wikipedia and Reddit.