Memcached is a distributed memory object caching platform, which is used to enhance the performance of database-driven Internet sites by caching the calls and the responses between the user and the server. To put it differently, anytime a specific web page on such a website is opened, the script connects to its database to request the information that should be shown to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to open another page, the entire operation is performed again and this leads to multiple database calls and higher server load, even more so if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer has to call any information from the database, since everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll get more pleased visitors and they will be able to surf through your site faster. In addition, the Memcached platform updates its cache if any data in the database is edited, so the users will never end up seeing old data.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

You can make use of the Memcached caching system with all cloud hosting offered by our company. It is available as an upgrade, which you can order with just a few clicks through your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It requires a PHP extension, which is already installed on our cloud website hosting platform, so you can begin using Memcached the moment you add it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will give you more flexibility depending on the sites that you’d like to use it for. The first part specifies the number of the sites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the ‘instances’, while the second one is related to the system memory, i.e. to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can order more memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you’ve ordered, the more content will be cached, which may be a quite good idea for busy websites with very large databases and a lot of simultaneous visitors. Thus, you can optimize the speed of any script-driven site hosted on our servers with ease.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can get the Memcached data caching system as an upgrade with all our semi-dedicated servers and since it works with any script-based software app, you can use it for any Internet site that you host on our servers, regardless of what app you have used – WordPress, Mambo or Joomla, a custom-created application, etc. You can add the upgrade through the respective section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated server account, and you can choose two separate features – the instances and the amount of memory that they will use. In other words, these things specify the number of the Internet sites that will use Memcached and how much system memory the system will be able to use to cache your info. The two features are offered separately for more freedom and one instance does not come with a particular amount of system memory. You can make full use of Memcached with any type of site and both you and the website visitors will quickly note the difference in the performance.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached is offered by default with every VPS server that we are offering on the condition that you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel, so you will not have to pay any extra cash to be able to make the most of the full power of this content caching system. The more powerful Virtual Private Server plan you pick, the more system memory Memcached will have for content storage purposes, but you’ll have no less than several hundred megabytes at all times, which is much more than what you would get with a shared web hosting plan. This will enable you to use Memcached for many websites, irrespective of how large they are, which in turn means that you can use a low-end package for them without overloading your Virtual Private Server. The caching system is excellent for script-based software apps such as Joomla, WordPress, OpenCart or Mambo, and you can utilize it even with a custom-created app. Soon after you activate the Memcached system, it will begin storing content and you will notice the enhanced performance of your websites.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached comes free of charge with all dedicated servers that we offer and the one and only requirement is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the data caching system for any database-driven website, including those that are based on famous web apps – for instance, a WordPress personal blog or a Joomla-powered community website. Each dedicated machine is tied to a certain amount of system memory that Memcached can employ, but the minimum you will get is 3 GB, which is quite enough to speed up very busy websites immensely, since this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached data. The system will start caching content once it is enabled, so shortly after that, you will detect the improved performance of your websites and the reduced load on the dedicated server. A lot of websites use the Memcached caching system to enhance their efficacy, among them popular ones such as Wikipedia and Reddit.