Memcached is a content caching platform, which is used to increase the load speed of database-driven sites by caching the requests and the responses between the user and the server. To put it in simple terms, anytime a particular web page on such a site is visited, the script queries its database to fetch the info that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to go to another web page, the whole operation is performed again and this generates lots of database calls and higher load on the server, particularly if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is accessed again, the script no longer needs to extract any content from the database, since everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall speed of your site will increase and you will enjoy more happy visitors and they’ll be able to browse your site faster. Also, Memcached updates its cache whenever any data in the database is updated, so the website users will never end up seeing outdated content.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

If you host script-driven websites in a cloud hosting account with our company, you will be able to add the Memcached caching system to your hosting plan with just a couple of mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantaneously and, since the PHP extension needed for it is pre-installed on our avant-garde cloud web hosting platform, you can start using it straight away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of memory that Memcached will use. The latter is available in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order memory as many times as you want. Naturally, the more memory the Memcached caching system is allowed to use, the more content it will cache, so in case you have a resource-demanding site with lots of content, you may require more memory to be able to make the most of the power that Memcached can give you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you decide to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to take advantage of Memcached easily, since the data caching platform’s activation takes several clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension that it requires is already installed on our servers, so you can start using Memcached the moment you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You will be able to select how many Internet sites can use it and how much content can be cached, in other words – there’re two separate upgradable features – the number of instances and the amount of memory. You can get more of both, so if one of your websites becomes extremely popular, for example, you can always add more memory to it. Our system is really flexible in this regard and we don’t tie a particular number of instances to a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached caching platform to increase the speed of any script-powered website, including those based on famous web-based apps, such as WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in VPS

Memcached is offered by default with each and every virtual private server offered by us on the condition that you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel, so you won’t need to pay any extra cash to be able to use the power of this data caching system. The more powerful Virtual Private Server hosting package you pick, the more memory Memcached will have for content storage purposes, but you will have no less than several hundred megabytes all the time, which is much more than the amount of memory you would get with a shared plan. This will enable you to use Memcached for many Internet sites, no matter how large they are, which in turn goes to say that you can use a less powerful package for them without overloading the VPS. The caching system is excellent for script-driven software applications such as WordPress, OpenCart, Joomla or Mambo, and you can use it even with a custom app. Shortly after you activate the Memcached system, it will start caching data and you’ll perceive the improved performance of your sites.

Memcached in Dedicated Hosting

When you get any of our Linux dedicated hosting and if you choose Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel on the order page, you will get the Memcached platform as standard and you can enable it for any Internet site that you host on the server without upgrading or installing anything. It will begin caching data as people visit your Internet site, so you’ll notice the result of using it soon after that. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the caching platform is three gigabytes and normally, the more powerful the plan, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will permit you to take advantage of the platform for many sites or for an extremely busy Internet site without compromising its effectiveness. Memcached will permit you to optimize the speed of any database-powered website very quickly – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal journal, an OpenCart e-store, etc., and to boost the overall performance of your dedicated server.