Memcached is an object caching platform, which is used to increase the performance of database-powered sites by caching the calls and the replies between the user and the server. To put it in simple terms, every time a certain page on such a site is opened, the script connects to its database to request the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a link to go to some other web page, the entire procedure is performed again and this results in lots of database requests and excessive load on the server, even more so if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to fetch any info from the database, since everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your site will increase and you will get more gratified visitors and they will be able to surf through your site faster. Plus, Memcached updates its cache whenever any data in the database is edited, so the site users will never wind up seeing out-of-date data.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

When you host script-powered sites in a shared hosting account with us, you can add the Memcached object caching system to your shared hosting plan with just a couple of clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantly and, since the necessary extension is pre-installed on our innovative cloud platform, you can begin using it straight away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many websites will use Memcached) and to the memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter is available in increments of 16 MB and you can add memory whenever you need. Naturally, the more memory the Memcached caching system is permitted to use, the more data it will cache, so in case you own a resource-intensive website with a lot of content, you may need more memory to be able to take full advantage of the power that Memcached can give you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, since the memory caching platform’s setup takes a couple of mouse clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The required PHP extension is pre-installed on our servers, so you can begin using the Memcached platform the moment you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You will be able to select how many sites can use it and how much content can be cached, i.e. there’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your websites becomes extremely popular, for instance, you can always order more memory. Our system is really flexible in this regard and we do not tie a particular number of instances to a fixed amount of system memory. You can use the Memcached platform to increase the speed of any script-powered website, including those that are based on famous web-based applications, such as Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in VPS Servers

When you purchase a VPS server from our company, you’ll be able to use Memcached at no additional cost, as the platform is offered with all servers ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. Even if you run heavy websites, you will be able to improve their overall performance with ease and the decreased load on your VPS server will enable you to keep using your current Virtual Private Server hosting package rather than moving 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 low-end one, you’ll get no less than several hundred megabytes, which is significantly more than what you’d get with a shared web hosting plan, so the website performance boost will be tremendous. You can use the Memcached platform with any database-powered web application, no matter if you’ve built it yourself or you’re using a ready-for-use one like Joomla, WordPress or OpenCart.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Any dedicated server that’s ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can begin using the data caching system the moment the server is completely operational, without the need to install or upgrade anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use depends on the server that you’ve chosen, but since our servers are rather powerful and due to the fact that it’s likely that you will host resource-consuming sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use is 3 gigabytes. This will allow you to improve the overall performance of very heavy websites with ease and you’ll distinguish the difference soon after Memcached starts caching database queries. You can use the Memcached caching system with any database-driven web page, including those that are based on popular Content Management Systems like Joomla and WordPress.