Memcached is a data caching system, which is used to optimize the speed of database-powered websites by caching the calls and the replies between the visitor and the server. In simple terms, every time a given page on such a site is opened, the script connects to its database to request the info that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to visit another page, the entire process is repeated and this generates lots of database queries and high load on the server, particularly if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer has to fetch any content from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall speed of your website will increase and you will get more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to browse your site much faster. Moreover, the Memcached platform updates its cache if any data in the database is edited, so the website visitors will never end up seeing old data.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

You can use Memcached with all cloud hosting offered by us. It is offered as an upgrade, which you can add with only a couple of mouse clicks from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It needs a PHP extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform, so you can start using the Memcached caching system as soon as you order it. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts, which will offer you more flexibility depending on the Internet sites that you would like to use it for. The first part defines the number of the websites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the ‘instances’, while the second one is related to the memory, i.e. to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can get more memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you’ve got, the more data will be cached, which may be a pretty good idea for regularly visited websites with large-sized databases and a lot of simultaneous visitors. Thus, you can supercharge the performance of every script-powered Internet site hosted on our servers without efforts.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you buy any of our semi-dedicated server plans, you will find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades part of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you would like to use it for any of the Internet sites hosted in your account, you can add it with only a few mouse clicks. The object caching platform is suitable for any script-powered software application like Joomla, WordPress, or even a custom-developed application, and based on your demands, you’ll be able to select two separate features – how many websites will use Memcached, in other words – the number of instances; and how much content will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory that the platform will use. The two things are not tied to each other, so if you run a high-demand site with lots of content, you can get one instance and a large amount of system memory. Memcached will accelerate the overall performance of your Internet sites soon after you activate it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy much faster load speeds.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

If you buy any of our dedicated servers and if you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel during the signup process, you’ll get the Memcached distributed memory caching platform as standard and you can use it with each website that you host on your dedicated machine without upgrading or installing anything. It will start caching information as people open your site, so you will notice the effects of using it soon thereafter. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the platform is 3 gigabytes and naturally, the more powerful the dedicate server plan, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will permit you to take advantage of the caching platform for plenty of websites or for an extremely busy site without weakening its efficiency. The Memcached caching platform will allow you to enhance the load speed of any database-powered website in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress online diary, an OpenCart web shop, etcetera, and to enhance the performance of your dedicated machine.