Memcached is a data caching platform, which is used to boost the performance of database-driven Internet sites by caching the calls and the replies between the user and the server. In simple terms, anytime a certain page on such a site is visited, the script queries its database to get the information that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to open another page, the entire process is carried out again and this results in plenty of database requests and excessive server load, even more so if the website has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to fetch any content from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll have more satisfied visitors and they will be able to navigate through your site much faster. Moreover, Memcached updates its cache every time any content in the database is edited, so the users will never wind up seeing out-of-date data.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

When you host script-based websites in a shared hosting account with us, you’ll be able to add Memcached to your shared hosting package with only a few clicks from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available immediately and, since the necessary extension is pre-installed on our avant-garde cloud website hosting platform, you can start using it straight away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many Internet sites will use Memcached) and to the system memory that Memcached will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order memory whenever you need. Logically, the more memory the Memcached caching system is permitted to use, the more data it will cache, so in case you own a large site with a lot of content, you may need more memory in order to be able to make the most of the power that Memcached can offer you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you get one of our semi-dedicated server plans, you’ll find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades part of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you’d like to use it for any of the websites hosted in the semi-dedicated server hosting account, you can add it with just a couple of clicks. The distributed memory object caching platform is ideal for any script-driven web app like Joomla, WordPress, or even a custom-built one, and based on your necessities, you’ll be able to select two different features – how many sites will use the Memcached caching platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much info will be stored, in other words – the amount of memory that the platform will employ. The two features are not tied to each other, so if you own a traffic-consuming Internet site with a lot of data, you can order one instance and a larger amount of system memory. The Memcached platform will increase the overall performance of your websites soon after you activate it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy much better load times.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

If you acquire any of our dedicated servers and if you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel on the order page, you’ll get the Memcached object caching platform as standard and you can use it with any Internet site that you host on your server without installing or upgrading anything. It will begin storing info as people visit your Internet site, so you will notice the result of using it soon thereafter. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the Memcached caching platform is 3 GB and naturally, the more powerful the dedicate server package, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will allow you to take advantage of the caching platform for lots of websites or for an extremely popular Internet site without compromising its effectiveness. The Memcached platform will permit you to increase the load speed of any database-driven Internet site in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal weblog, an OpenCart web shop, etc., and to optimize the overall performance of your dedicated server.