Memcached is a content caching system, which is used to boost the load speed of database-powered Internet sites by caching the queries and the responses between the user and the server. Simply put, anytime a given web page on such a site is requested, the script queries its database to get the information that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to open some other page, the entire procedure is performed again and this results in multiple database requests and higher load on the server, even more so if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is requested again, the script no longer has to cull any content from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall speed of your site will "soar" and you will have more pleased visitors and they will be able to surf through your website faster. Furthermore, Memcached updates its cache if any content in the database is altered, so the visitors will never see out-of-date data.

Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting

If you host script-based websites in a cloud website hosting account with our company, you will be able to add the Memcached distributed memory caching system to your web hosting plan with just a couple of clicks via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantaneously and, since the PHP extension required for it is pre-installed on our avant-garde cloud hosting platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more versatility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many sites will use Memcached) and to the memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 megabytes and you can add as much memory as you wish. Naturally, the more memory Memcached is allowed to use, the more data it will cache, so in case you own a large site with a lot of content, you may require more memory in order to be able to make full use of the power that Memcached can offer you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you decide to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to take advantage of Memcached easily, as the caching platform’s setup requires a couple of clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel. The extension that is required is already installed on our servers, so you can start using the Memcached caching platform as soon as you add it to your account. You will be able to select how many websites can use it and how much info can be cached, i.e. there are two different features that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. You can get more of both, so if one of your Internet sites becomes very popular, for instance, you can always order more memory. Our system is incredibly flexible in this regard and we do not bind a particular number of instances to a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can use the Memcached caching platform to improve the speed of any script-powered Internet site, including those based on widely used software applications, such as Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in VPS Web Hosting

Memcached comes by default with each virtual private server offered by us provided that you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel, so you won’t need to pay anything extra to be able to take advantage of the full potential of this content caching system. The more powerful Virtual Private Server plan you choose, the more system memory Memcached will have for data caching purposes, but you’ll have no less than several hundred MB at all times, which is much more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared plan. This will permit you to use Memcached for a lot of websites, no matter how popular they are, which in turn means that you can use a low-end plan for them without overloading the virtual server. The Memcached caching system is perfect for script-driven applications such as Joomla, OpenCart, WordPress or Mambo, and you can utilize it even with a custom-made app. Soon after you activate Memcached, it will begin caching content and you’ll spot the enhanced overall performance of your sites.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting

Memcached is available free of charge with all Linux dedicated servers hosting offered by our company and the only requirement is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the data caching system for any database-driven site, including those that are based on famous software applications – for instance, a WordPress blog or a Joomla-driven social network. Each dedicated machine comes with a different amount of memory that the Memcached caching system can use, but the minimum amount you’ll get is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough to accelerate the loading speed of extremely heavy sites noticeably, since this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached info. The system will start caching info as soon as it is activated, so shortly after that, you’ll see the improved performance of your websites and the lowered load on your dedicated server. Plenty of Internet sites use Memcached to increase their efficiency, including popular ones such as Wikipedia and Reddit.