Memcached is a distributed memory object caching system, which is used to improve the speed of database-driven Internet sites by caching the calls and the replies between the website visitor and the server. In simple terms, every time a certain web page on such a site is requested, the script sends a query to its database to request the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to visit another page, the whole procedure is carried out again and this generates multiple database requests and excessive server load, particularly if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer has to call any info from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your site will increase and you’ll have more gratified visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your website faster. What’s more, the Memcached platform updates its cache whenever any information in the database is modified, so the site visitors will never see out-of-date data.

Memcached in Hosting

You can use the Memcached distributed memory caching system with all Linux hosting packages offered by us. It is available as an optional upgrade, which you can activate with just a couple of clicks of the mouse through your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It requires an extension, which is already installed on our cloud hosting platform, so you can begin using Memcached the moment you add it. The upgrade is divided into two parts, which will give you more freedom depending on the websites that you’d like to use it for. The first part shows the number of the Internet sites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the so-called ‘instances’, while the second one refers 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’ve ordered, the more content will be cached, which may be an exceptionally good idea for frequently visited sites with very large databases and lots of users. Thus, you can accelerate the loading speed of any script-powered Internet site hosted on our servers with ease.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you choose to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you can take advantage of Memcached with ease, as the content caching platform’s activation takes several mouse clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension that is required is pre-installed on our servers, so you can start using the Memcached caching platform as soon as you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You’ll be able to choose how many websites can use it and how much data it will cache, i.e. there’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the instances and the amount of memory. You can get more of both, so if one of your websites becomes extremely busy, for example, you can always add more memory to it. Our system is exceptionally flexible in this regard and we do not bind a particular number of instances to a pre-defined amount of memory. You can employ the Memcached caching platform to increase the loading speed of any script-powered site, including those that are based on popular applications, such as Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in VPS

When you purchase a virtual private server from us, you will be able to use Memcached at no additional cost, as the object caching platform is offered with all servers that are ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you run large-size Internet sites, you will be able to accelerate their performance with no effort and the lowered load on the Virtual Private Server will permit you to keep your current Virtual Private Server package rather than upgrading to a more powerful one. The amount of system 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 get at least 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 noticeable. You can use the Memcached platform with any database-powered application, no matter if you have built it on your own or you are using a ready-to-use one like OpenCart, WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in Dedicated Hosting

If you buy any of our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages and if you select Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel during the signup procedure, you will get Memcached as standard and you can use it with any site that you host on the dedicated machine without upgrading or installing anything. It will begin storing info as users open your site, so you’ll see the result of using it soon thereafter. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the platform is three gigabytes and naturally, the more powerful the dedicated package, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will allow you to take advantage of the caching platform for a large number of Internet sites or for a very large site without compromising its efficiency. The Memcached caching platform will enable you to accelerate the load speed of any database-driven website in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal diary, an OpenCart web store, etc., and to boost the performance of your dedicated server.