Memcached is a data caching platform, which is used to optimize the loading speed of database-powered websites by caching the calls and the responses between the user and the server. Put simply, anytime a specific web page on such a site is accessed, the script queries its database to request the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to visit a different page, the whole operation is executed again and this leads to multiple database calls and high server load, particularly if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer has to request any data from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall speed of your site will increase and you’ll get more gratified visitors and they will be able to navigate through your website much faster. Furthermore, Memcached updates its cache if any data in the database is edited, so the users will never wind up seeing outdated data.

Memcached in Shared Web Hosting

You can make use of the Memcached data caching system with all shared web hosting plans that we’re offering. It is available as an optional upgrade, which you can activate with only a few clicks of the mouse through your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It needs an extension, which is already installed on our cloud website hosting platform, so you can begin using Memcached as soon as you order it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will offer you more flexibility depending on the sites that you want to use it for. The first one defines the number of the websites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the so-called ‘instances’, while the second one is related to the memory, in other words – to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can order more system memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you have ordered, the more data will be cached, which may be a quite good idea for busy sites with large-size databases and numerous concurrent visitors. In this way, you can enhance the overall performance of any script-based Internet site hosted on our cloud servers without any efforts.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you obtain any of our semi-dedicated server packages, you’ll find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades part of your Hepsia Control Panel, so if you want to use it for any of the Internet sites hosted in your account, you can activate it with only a couple of mouse clicks. The caching platform is ideal for any script-driven web app such as Joomla, WordPress, or even a custom-developed app, and based on your requirements, you will be able to choose two separate things – how many sites will use the Memcached platform, in other words – the number of instances; and how much info will be stored, i.e. the amount of memory that the platform will use. The two things are not tied to each other, so if you manage a traffic-consuming Internet site with lots of content, you can get one instance and a large amount of system memory. The Memcached caching platform will accelerate the performance of your websites soon after you enable it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy faster loading speeds.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached comes by default with all VPS hosting plans ordered with our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel. The extension it needs in order to perform properly is compiled when the virtual server is set up, so you can begin using the distributed memory object caching platform as soon as your new VPS is completely ready. The system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the given Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the lower-end plans, several hundred megabytes will be at your disposal for this platform exclusively. This will permit you to improve the performance of numerous sites hosted on the VPS server simultaneously and to lower the load even if you have large-scale script-based websites with plenty of viewers. The Memcached caching platform can be used with any script – Drupal, Mambo or Joomla, or a custom-built one, and you will observe the faster performance shortly after you start using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

If you acquire one of our Linux dedicated web hosting plans and if you choose Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel during the signup process, you will get the Memcached platform as standard and you can enable it for each website that you host on the dedicated server without installing or upgrading anything. It will begin caching info as people access your website, so you’ll detect the results of using it soon after that. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the Memcached platform is 3 GB and naturally, the more powerful the dedicate server plan, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to take advantage of the platform for lots of sites or for a very large Internet site without compromising its effectiveness. Memcached will permit you to improve the speed of any database-driven site very quickly – a Joomla portal, a WordPress online journal, an OpenCart web store, etc., and to enhance the performance of your server.