Memcached is a memory caching platform, which is used to boost the performance of database-driven sites by caching the calls and the replies between the visitor and the server. In simple terms, every time a certain page on such a website is opened, the script queries its database to fetch the info that should be displayed to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to open another web page, the entire operation is repeated and this leads to plenty of database queries and excessive load on the server, even more so if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer has to cull any info from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your website will "soar" and you will get more pleased visitors and they will be able to navigate through your website faster. Plus, Memcached updates its cache every time any info in the database is changed, so the users will never see out-of-date content.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

Memcached comes as an upgrade with each and every shared hosting package offered by us and in case you’d like to use it for any script-driven Internet site that you host on our avant-garde cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to order it in several easy steps via your Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you will get the option to upgrade two separate things – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one has to do with the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached object caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several Internet sites, you can get a number of instances. The second one refers to the maximum amount of memory that Memcached will be allowed to use to cache content, so for numerous sites (or for one single large site), you should get more memory for better results. The memory is available in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be added every time you need it. With Memcached, every script-driven site hosted on our cloud servers will open extra-fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can get the Memcached object caching system as an optional upgrade with each of our semi-dedicated hosting plans and since it works with any script-driven software application, you can use it for each website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, irrespective of what application you have used – Joomla, Mambo or WordPress, a custom-created one, etc. You can add the upgrade from the respective section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated server account, and you can select two separate features – the number of instances and the amount of memory that they will use. In simple terms, these things determine how many websites will use Memcached and the amount of system memory that the system will be able to use to cache your info. The two features are ordered independently for more freedom and one instance does not come bundled with a particular amount of system memory. You can take advantage of Memcached with any sort of site and both you and the site visitors will quickly distinguish the difference in the performance.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached is included by default with each VPS server that we offer provided that you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel, so you will not have to pay any extra cash to be able to use the maximum potential of this object caching system. The more powerful VPS hosting package you pick, the more system memory Memcached will have for information caching purposes, but you’ll have at least several hundred megabytes at all times, which is much more than what you would get with a shared hosting plan. This will enable you to use the Memcached system for lots of Internet sites, no matter how heavy they are, which in turn means that you can use a lower-end package for them without overloading the VPS. The caching system is excellent for script-powered web apps such as Joomla, OpenCart, WordPress or Mambo, and you can use it even with a custom-built app. Soon after you activate Memcached, it will start storing info and you’ll distinguish the optimized performance of your websites.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached comes for free with all dedicated web hosting plans that we’re offering and the one and 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 website, including those that are based on famous web apps – for instance, a WordPress personal diary or a Joomla-driven social networking site. Each server comes with a specific amount of memory that the Memcached system can use, but the minimum you’ll get is three gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to improve the speed of extremely busy sites enormously, since this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached content. The Memcached system will begin storing data once it’s enabled, so shortly after that, you will detect the improved performance of your sites and the reduced load on your server. Lots of sites use the Memcached system to enhance their efficacy, among them famous ones such as Wikipedia and Reddit.