Memcached is an object caching platform, which is used to boost the performance of database-driven sites by caching the queries and the responses between the website visitor and the server. To put it in simple terms, anytime a given web page on such a site is visited, the script calls its database to request the information that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to open some other web page, the whole process is executed again and this generates plenty of database queries and higher load on the server, especially if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is opened again, the script no longer needs to request any data from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall speed of your site will "soar" and you will have more happy visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your website faster. Moreover, Memcached "refreshes" its cache whenever any data in the database is edited, so the visitors will never see outdated content.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

Memcached is offered as an optional upgrade with each cloud hosting plan offered by us and in case you wish to use it for any script-driven site that you host on our innovative cloud hosting platform, you will be able to add it in a couple of easy steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be offered the option to upgrade two separate things – the instances and the system memory. The first one is related to the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached data caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several websites, you can order a handful of instances. The second one has to do with the maximum amount of memory that the system will be able to use to cache data, so for multiple sites (or for one popular site), you’d better get more memory for improved performance. The memory comes in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be added at any moment. With the Memcached caching system, any script-powered site hosted on our servers will load unbelievably fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you get one of our semi-dedicated server packages, you will find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you wish to use it for any of the sites hosted in the account, you can activate it with just a couple of mouse clicks. The data caching platform is suitable for any script-powered app such as Joomla, WordPress, or even a custom-made app, and based on your requirements, you’ll be able to select two separate things – how many Internet sites will use the Memcached caching platform, in other words – the number of instances; and how much content will be stored, in other words – the amount of memory that the platform will employ. The two things are not tied to each other, so if you manage a traffic-heavy site with lots of content, you can order one instance and a large amount of system memory. The Memcached caching platform will improve the overall performance of your websites soon after you enable it and both you and your visitors will enjoy much faster load times.

Memcached in VPS Web Hosting

When you obtain a virtual private server from us, you will be able to use Memcached at no extra fee, as the distributed memory object caching platform comes with all servers ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. Even if you have resource-consuming Internet sites, you’ll be able to improve their performance without effort and the decreased load on the VPS will permit you to continue using your current Virtual Private Server package rather than moving to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that the Memcached platform can use to store info depends on the plan that you’re using, but even with a less powerful one, you will get at least several hundred megabytes, which is considerably more than what you’d get with a shared hosting package, so the website performance boost will be significant. You can use Memcached with any database-powered app, regardless of whether you have created it on your own or you are using a ready-to-use one such as Joomla, OpenCart or WordPress.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting

Each dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can start using the memory caching system the moment your server is fully ready, without needing to upgrade or activate anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can employ depends on the dedicated server that you have picked, but as our servers are truly powerful and given the fact that it’s likely that you will host resource-requiring websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use is 3 gigabytes. This will enable you to boost the performance of very heavy sites effortlessly and you’ll observe the difference soon after Memcached starts caching database requests. You can take full advantage of the caching system with any database-driven web portal, including those based on popular Content Management Systems such as WordPress and Joomla.