Memcached is a memory caching system, which is used to accelerate the loading speed of database-driven sites by caching the queries and the replies between the user and the server. To put it differently, anytime a particular web page on such a site is opened, the script connects to its database to request the info that should be shown to the website visitor. If the latter clicks on a hyperlink to visit a different web page, the entire operation is carried out again and this leads to multiple database calls and excessive server load, especially if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is opened again, the script no longer has to call any data from the database, since everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your site will increase and you’ll get more satisfied visitors and they will be able to browse your site much faster. Additionally, Memcached "refreshes" its cache every time any info in the database is updated, so the visitors will never end up seeing out-of-date data.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

When you host script-powered websites in a cloud hosting account with us, you’ll be able to add the Memcached object caching system to your shared hosting package with just a few clicks of the mouse through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available immediately and, since the necessary PHP extension is already installed on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform, you can start using it right 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 system memory that Memcached will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 megabytes and you can add memory whenever you need. Logically, the more memory the Memcached caching system is permitted to use, the more content it will cache, so in case you have a high-traffic website with lots of content, you may require more memory so as to be able to make the most of the power that Memcached can give you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can get the Memcached content caching system as an upgrade with all our semi-dedicated plans and since it works with any script-driven software app, you can use it for every Internet site that you host on our platform, regardless of what app you have used – Joomla, WordPress or Mambo, a custom one, etc. You can request the upgrade from the respective section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated server account, and you can choose two different features – the number of instances and the amount of memory that they will use. To put it simply, these things show the number of the sites that will use the Memcached caching system and how much system memory the system will be able to use in order to store your content. The two things are offered separately for more freedom and one instance does not come with a pre-defined amount of memory. You can take full advantage of Memcached with any kind of site and both you and the site visitors will swiftly note the difference in the performance.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached comes by default with all VPS web hosting plans ordered with our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel. The extension it requires to perform properly is compiled when the Virtual Private Server is configured, so you can start using the object caching platform as soon as your brand-new server is fully ready. The memory that the Memcached platform can use depends on the particular VPS plan, but even with the less powerful ones, you’ll get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal only for this platform. This will permit you to accelerate the overall performance of multiple sites hosted on the VPS server simultaneously and to decrease the load on the machine even if you have high-demand script-powered online portals with plenty of viewers. The Memcached platform can be used with any script – Joomla, Mambo or Drupal, or a custom-built script, and you’ll see the better overall performance soon after you start using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

If you obtain one of our dedicated web hosting plans and if you choose Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel on the order form, you will get the Memcached memory caching platform by default and you can use it with any website that you host on your server without upgrading or installing anything. It will start storing info as users open your Internet site, so you will detect the result of using it shortly thereafter. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the Memcached 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 use the caching platform for multiple Internet sites or for an extremely popular website without weakening its effectiveness. The Memcached caching platform will allow you to boost the load speed of any database-driven site in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress online blog, an OpenCart store, etcetera, and to enhance the performance of your dedicated machine.