Memcached is a distributed memory object caching platform, which is used to increase the performance of database-driven Internet sites by caching the queries and the replies between the visitor and the server. Simply put, every time a given page on such a site is opened, the script calls its database to fetch the info that should be displayed to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to visit some other page, the whole process is performed again and this results in numerous database queries and higher load on the server, particularly if the website has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to extract any data from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall speed of your website will increase and you’ll get more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your site much faster. Moreover, Memcached updates its cache whenever any content in the database is updated, so the visitors will never wind up seeing outdated data.

Memcached in Web Hosting

Memcached is offered as an upgrade with each and every web hosting plan that we are offering and in case you would like to use it for any script-based website that you host on our advanced cloud hosting platform, you will be able to enable it in a couple of easy steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be given the option to upgrade two different things – the instances and the memory. The first one has to do with the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached memory caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several websites, you can get a number of instances. The second one has to do with the maximum amount of memory that the system will be permitted to use to cache data, so for many websites (or for one single resource-hungry site), you may want to order more memory for better performance. The memory is offered in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be added at any moment. With the Memcached caching system, each script-powered Internet site hosted on our servers will open incredibly fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can get the Memcached object caching system as an upgrade with all our Linux semi-dedicated hosting and since it works with any script-based application, you can use it for every site that you host on our servers, irrespective of what app you have used – Joomla, Mambo or WordPress, a custom-developed app, etc. You can request the upgrade from the respective section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated server account, and you can choose two different features – the number of instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. To put it simply, these things indicate how many Internet sites will use the Memcached system and the amount of system memory that the system will be able to use to store your information. The two things are ordered separately for more freedom and one instance does not come bundled with a pre-defined amount of memory. You can make full use of the Memcached system with any kind of website and both you and the website visitors will quickly perceive the difference in the performance.

Memcached in VPS Hosting

If you order a virtual private server from us, you will be able to use Memcached at no extra cost, as the platform is available with all VPSs ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. Even if you have resource-demanding Internet sites, you will be able to boost their overall performance with ease and the decreased load will allow you to keep your current VPS hosting package instead of migrating to a more powerful one. The amount of memory that Memcached can use to cache content depends on the package that you’re using, but even with a lower-end one, you will have at least several hundred MB, which is significantly more than what you’d get with a shared package, so the website performance boost will be substantial. You can take advantage of the Memcached platform with any database-driven application, no matter if you have set it up yourself or you’re using a ready-made one such as WordPress, OpenCart or Joomla.

Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting

Memcached is available free of charge with all Linux dedicated web hosting that we’re offering and the one and only condition is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the content caching system for any database-powered Internet site, including those that are based on popular web-based applications – for example, a WordPress online blog or a Joomla-driven social network. Each dedicated machine is tied to a different amount of memory that the Memcached system can employ, but the minimum you will get is three gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to speed up extremely heavy sites seriously, as this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached data. The Memcached system will start caching content as soon as it is enabled, so shortly thereafter, you will observe the improved performance of your Internet sites and the reduced load on your dedicated server. Lots of sites use the Memcached system to boost their effectiveness, including popular ones such as Wikipedia and Reddit.