Memcached is a caching system, which is used to optimize the load speed of database-powered websites by caching the requests and the responses between the visitor and the server. To put it in simple terms, anytime a particular web page on such a site is opened, the script sends a query to its database to fetch the info that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to visit a different web page, the entire procedure is repeated and this generates plenty of database queries and higher server load, particularly if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is opened again, the script no longer has to fetch any information from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your site will increase and you’ll enjoy more happy visitors and they will be able to surf through your site much faster. Besides, Memcached updates its cache every time any content in the database is edited, so the visitors will never see out-of-date content.

Memcached in Hosting

Memcached is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every hosting package that we offer and if you would like to use it for any script-driven website that you host on our innovative cloud platform, you will be able to enable it in a couple of simple steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you will get the option to upgrade two different features – the number of instances and the memory. The first one has to do with the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached content caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several websites, you can order a handful of instances. The second one has to do with the total amount of memory that the system will be allowed to use in order to cache info, so for numerous websites (or for one resource-requiring site), you may want to order more memory for better performance. The memory is available in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be added every time you need it. With the Memcached caching system, any script-powered Internet site hosted on our servers will open much faster.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you decide to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account, you can take advantage of Memcached easily, since the object caching platform’s setup requires a few clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The required PHP extension is pre-installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can start using the Memcached caching platform as soon as you add it to your account. You will be able to select how many sites can use it and how much data can be cached, i.e. there’re two different features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the system memory. You can order more of both, so if one of your sites becomes extremely popular, for instance, you can always add more memory to it. Our system is incredibly flexible in this regard and we don’t bind a specific number of instances to a fixed amount of memory. You can use the Memcached caching platform to improve the loading speed of any script-driven website, including those that are based on famous web apps, such as WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in VPS Hosting

If you obtain a virtual private server from us, you’ll be able to use Memcached at no additional fee, as the data caching platform is available with all virtual servers ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you have large-scale sites, you will be able to enhance their performance without efforts and the decreased load on your virtual machine will enable you to keep your current VPS package rather than upgrading to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that the Memcached platform can use to store info depends on the package that you’re using, but even with a lower-end one, you’ll have at least several hundred MB, which is considerably more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared web hosting plan, so the website performance boost will be significant. You can use Memcached with any database-powered app, regardless of whether you have set it up on your own or you are using a ready-made one such as Joomla, WordPress or OpenCart.

Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting

Memcached is available for free with all Linux dedicated servers hosting packages that we offer and the sole condition is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the distributed memory object caching system for any database-driven site, including those based on famous Internet applications – for instance, a WordPress online journal or a Joomla-driven community website. Each dedicated server comes with a given amount of memory that Memcached can use, but the minimum amount you will get is 3 GB, which is quite enough to optimize the loading speed of extremely popular websites substantially, since this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached info. The system will begin caching information the moment it’s activated, so shortly thereafter, you’ll observe the improved overall performance of your sites and the reduced load on the server. Numerous Internet sites use Memcached to improve their effectiveness, among them popular ones like Wikipedia and Reddit.