Memcached is a distributed memory object caching platform, which is used to enhance the performance of database-powered websites by caching the queries and the replies between the user and the server. To put it differently, every time a certain web page on such a website is accessed, the script sends a query to its database to request the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks on a link to open a different web page, the whole operation is performed again and this generates plenty of database calls and high server load, particularly if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is accessed again, the script no longer has to cull any information from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more pleased visitors and they will be able to navigate through your website much faster. At the same time, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache every time any content in the database is modified, so the website visitors will never wind up seeing old data.

Memcached in Website Hosting

You can make use of the Memcached caching system with all website hosting that we’re offering. It’s offered as an optional upgrade, which you can enable with only a few mouse clicks via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It requires a PHP extension, which is already installed on our cloud hosting platform, so you can begin using the Memcached caching system as soon as you add it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will offer you more versatility depending on the sites that you want to use it for. The first part specifies the number of the Internet sites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the ‘instances’, whereas the second one is related to the system memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can order more memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you have ordered, the more content will be cached, which may be an exceptionally good idea for heavy-traffic websites with large databases and plenty of users. Thus, you can boost the performance of every script-driven website hosted on our cloud servers without efforts.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can add the Memcached distributed memory object caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated hosting that we’re offering 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 features – the instances and the amount of system memory. These things show the number of the websites that can use Memcached and how much memory it will use to store your info. You can choose them independently, since one instance is not bound to a particular amount of system memory, so you can use a lot of memory for a single large-sized website, for instance. This feature comes in increments of 16 MB and you can order as much memory as you wish. The platform can be used with any script-powered website regardless of its nature, including those based on popular web-based applications like Joomla, WordPress or Drupal, and plenty of companies like Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to enhance the speed of their websites.

Memcached in VPS

If you get a virtual private server from us, you’ll be able to use Memcached at no extra price, as the object caching platform comes with all virtual machines ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you’ve got busy sites, you can accelerate their performance without any effort and the reduced load will enable you to keep using your current Virtual Private Server plan instead of upgrading to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that the Memcached caching platform can use to store content depends on the plan that you’re using, but even with a less powerful one, you’ll get no less than several hundred megabytes, which is significantly more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared hosting plan, so the website performance boost will be incredible. You can use Memcached with any database-driven app, irrespective of whether you’ve set it up yourself or you’re using a ready-for-use one like OpenCart, Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in Dedicated Hosting

When you obtain one of our dedicated hosting and if you choose Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel during the order process, you’ll get the Memcached object caching platform as standard and you can activate it for each site that you host on your dedicated server without installing or upgrading anything. It will begin storing info as users access your site, so you will see the results of using it soon after that. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the caching platform is 3 gigabytes 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 caching platform for plenty of websites or for an extremely popular website without weakening its efficiency. Memcached will enable you to optimize the speed of any database-powered website in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress weblog, an OpenCart store, etc., and to enhance the overall performance of your dedicated machine.