Memcached is a distributed memory object caching system, which is used to supercharge the performance of database-powered Internet sites by caching the requests and the replies between the visitor and the server. To put it simply, anytime a given web page on such a site is requested, the script sends a database query to request the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks on a hyperlink to visit another web page, the whole operation is carried out again and this results in a lot of database requests and excessive server load, even more so if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to extract any information from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall speed of your website will "soar" and you will enjoy more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your website faster. What’s more, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache if any data in the database is edited, so the site users will never end up seeing outdated data.

Memcached in Web Hosting

You can use the Memcached caching system with all web hosting offered by us. It is available as an optional upgrade, which you can get with just a couple of clicks of the mouse from your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It needs a PHP extension, which is already installed on our cloud platform, so you can start using Memcached once you add it. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts, which will give you more freedom depending on the websites that you want to use it for. The first one concerns the number of the sites that will use Memcached, or the so-called ‘instances’, while the second one refers to the system memory, in other words – to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can order more system memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you’ve ordered, the more data will be cached, which may be a pretty good idea for frequently visited websites with large-size databases and numerous visitors. In this way, you can improve the loading speed of every script-driven Internet site hosted on our servers effortlessly.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can get the Memcached distributed memory object caching system as an upgrade with each of our semi-dedicated servers and since it works with any script-powered web application, you can use it for each site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, regardless of what application you have used – Joomla, Mambo or WordPress, a custom-developed application, etc. You can add the upgrade from the respective section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated account, and you can choose two separate things – the instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. In other words, these things define the number of the sites that will use the Memcached system and the amount of system memory that the system will be able to use to cache your info. The two things are ordered separately for more flexibility and one instance does not come with a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can make use of Memcached with any kind of site and both you and the website visitors will swiftly note the difference in the overall performance.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached is included by default with every VPS server that we’re offering provided that you select Hepsia as your Control Panel, so you will not need to pay anything extra to be able to take advantage of the maximum capacity of this data caching system. The more powerful Virtual Private Server plan you pick, the more memory Memcached will have for content 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 hosting package. This will permit you to use the Memcached caching system for numerous sites, no matter how busy they are, which in turn means that you can use a less powerful package for them without overloading the virtual machine. The Memcached caching system is excellent for script-driven applications such as WordPress, Joomla, OpenCart or Mambo, and you can utilize it even with a custom-created app. Shortly after you activate the Memcached system, it will begin storing info and you’ll detect the enhanced performance of your sites.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

If you order any of our dedicated servers and if you pick Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel at signup, you will get the Memcached content caching platform by default and you can use it with any site that you host on your dedicated machine without installing or upgrading anything. It will start caching data as people open your site, so you will notice the effect of using it soon after that. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the Memcached platform is 3 GB and normally, the more powerful the plan, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to take advantage of the caching platform for many websites or for a very heavy site without weakening its efficacy. The Memcached caching platform will allow you to increase the speed of any database-driven site very quickly – a Joomla portal, a WordPress blog, an OpenCart e-shop, etcetera, and to boost the performance of your dedicated machine.