Memcached is a caching system, which is used to accelerate the speed of database-powered websites by caching the calls and the responses between the visitor and the server. In other words, every time a specific page on such a website is opened, the script connects to its database to fetch the info that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to visit another web page, the whole process is executed again and this results in numerous database queries and excessive load on the server, particularly if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is accessed again, the script no longer has to cull any information from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more pleased visitors and they will be able to navigate through your site faster. In addition, Memcached "refreshes" its cache if any content in the database is edited, so the website visitors will never wind up seeing outdated content.

Memcached in Shared Website Hosting

You can use the Memcached distributed memory caching system with all Linux shared website hosting offered by our company. It is offered as an upgrade, which you can obtain with just a few mouse clicks through your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It needs a PHP extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform, so you can begin using the Memcached caching system the moment you add it. The upgrade is divided into two parts, which will give you more freedom depending on the websites that you want to use it for. The first part specifies the number of the Internet sites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the ‘instances’, whereas the second one is related to the system memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can order more memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you’ve got, the more content will be cached, which may be a really good idea for busy sites with large-size databases and numerous simultaneous visitors. Thus, you can increase the speed of any script-driven site hosted on our servers without any effort.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you obtain one of our semi-dedicated server packages, you will find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades part of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you’d like to use it for any of the websites hosted in the account, you can enable it with only a few clicks of the mouse. The distributed memory caching platform is perfect for any script-powered web app like WordPress, Joomla, or even a custom-built application, and based on your necessities, you will be able to choose two different features – how many sites will use the Memcached caching platform, in other words – the number of instances; and how much information will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory that the platform will use. The two features are not tied to each other, so if you run a traffic-heavy website with lots of content, you can order one instance and a large amount of memory. Memcached will increase the overall performance of your Internet sites shortly after you activate it and both you and your visitors will enjoy much faster load speeds.

Memcached in VPS

Memcached is offered by default with each virtual private server offered by our company on the condition that you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel, so you won’t need to pay any extra money to be able to use the full potential of this object caching system. The more powerful Virtual Private Server hosting package you pick, the more memory Memcached will have for data storage purposes, but you’ll have at least several hundred MB all the time, which is much more than what you would get with a shared package. This will permit you to use the Memcached system for numerous sites, regardless of how large they are, which in turn means that you can use a lower-end package for them without overloading the VPS server. The Memcached caching system is excellent for script-based software applications like WordPress, Joomla, OpenCart or Mambo, and you can utilize it even with a custom app. Shortly after you enable the Memcached caching system, it will start caching information and you’ll distinguish the improved performance of your websites.

Memcached in Dedicated Hosting

Memcached comes free of charge with all Linux dedicated hosting that we’re offering and the one and only requirement is that the dedicated machine must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the caching system for any database-driven site, including those based on famous Internet apps – for example, a WordPress blog or a Joomla-driven community site. Each server is tied to a different amount of memory that the Memcached caching system can use, but the minimum amount you will get is three gigabytes, which is quite enough to accelerate the speed of extremely popular sites seriously, since this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached info. The Memcached system will start caching data once it’s enabled, so shortly after that, you will notice the improved performance of your websites and the decreased load on your dedicated machine. Plenty of Internet sites use Memcached to enhance their efficiency, among them famous ones such as Reddit and Wikipedia.