Memcached is an object caching system, which is used to enhance the overall performance of database-powered websites by caching the queries and the replies between the website visitor and the server. In other words, anytime a specific web page on such a site is opened, the script queries its database to fetch the information that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to open some other page, the entire procedure is executed again and this generates lots of database requests and excessive server load, particularly if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer has to call any data from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your website will increase and you will have more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your website much faster. In addition, Memcached "refreshes" its cache if any information in the database is edited, so the site visitors will never end up seeing old content.

Memcached in Shared Web Hosting

When you host script-based websites in a shared web hosting account with us, you’ll be able to add Memcached to your web hosting plan with only a couple of clicks of the mouse through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantly and, since the PHP extension required for it is pre-installed on our advanced cloud website hosting platform, you can start using it right away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many Internet sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of system memory that Memcached will use. The latter is available in increments of 16 MB and you can order memory as many times as you wish. Logically, the more memory the Memcached caching system is permitted to use, the more content it will cache, so in case you’ve got a regularly visited site with lots of data, you may require more memory to be able to take advantage of the power that Memcached can give you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can add the Memcached object caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated plans offered by us and make use of its full potential for any script-driven site hosted on our servers. The upgrade is accessible through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can select two things – the number of instances and the amount of system memory. These things define how many websites can use the Memcached caching platform and how much system memory it will use to cache your data. You can select them independently, since one instance is not tied to a particular amount of memory, so you can use lots of memory for a single resource-intensive website, for instance. This feature is offered in increments of 16 MB and you can order as much memory as you want. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-powered site irrespective of its nature, including those that are based on popular Internet apps like Drupal, WordPress or Joomla, and lots of companies such as Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to boost the loading speed of their sites.

Memcached in VPS Servers

When you order a VPS server from our company, you’ll be able to use Memcached at no extra fee, as the caching platform comes with all servers ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. Even if you’ve got busy websites, you will be able to optimize their performance without efforts and the lowered load on your Virtual Private Server will allow you to continue using your current Virtual Private Server plan instead of upgrading to a more powerful one. The amount of memory that the Memcached caching platform can use to cache information depends on the plan that you’re using, but even with a low-end one, you’ll get no less than several hundred megabytes, which is considerably more than what you’d get with a shared web hosting package, so the website performance boost will be substantial. You can use Memcached with any database-driven web application, irrespective of whether you have created it on your own or you are using a ready-to-use one like OpenCart, Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

When you order one of our dedicated web hosting plans and if you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel during the order process, you will get Memcached as standard and you can activate it for each Internet site that you host on your server without installing or upgrading anything. It will begin storing info as people open your site, so you will detect the results of using it soon thereafter. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the caching platform is 3 GB and naturally, the more powerful the dedicate server package, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to take advantage of the platform for a lot of websites or for a very busy Internet site without weakening its efficacy. The Memcached caching platform will allow you to optimize the load speed of any database-powered site in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress online journal, an OpenCart web shop, etcetera, and to boost the performance of your dedicated machine.