Memcached is a distributed memory object caching system, which is used to increase the overall performance of database-driven sites by caching the calls and the replies between the user and the server. In simple terms, every time a given page on such a site is opened, the script connects to its database to fetch the information that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to visit another page, the whole operation is performed again and this results in a lot of database queries and higher load on the server, even more so if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer needs to call any information from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall speed of your website will "soar" and you will have more happy visitors and they will be able to browse your site faster. Also, the Memcached platform updates its cache whenever any info in the database is modified, so the site users will never end up seeing out-of-date data.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

If you host script-driven websites in a shared hosting account with us, you’ll be able to add the Memcached distributed memory caching system to your web hosting package with only a few mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available momentarily and, since the PHP extension required for it is already installed on our advanced cloud platform, you can begin using it straight away. To give you more versatility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many websites will use Memcached) and to the memory that Memcached will use. The latter is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and you can add as much memory as you want. Naturally, the more memory the Memcached caching system is permitted to use, the more content it will cache, so in case you manage a frequently visited site with lots of data, you may require more memory so as to be able to make full use of the power that Memcached can give you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you choose to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to take advantage of Memcached with ease, since the memory caching platform’s setup takes a couple of clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension that is required is already installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can start using Memcached the moment you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You’ll be able to select how many websites can use it and how much content it will cache, in other words – there are two separate upgradable features – the number of instances and the amount of system memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your sites becomes very busy, for instance, you can always add more memory to it. Our system is really flexible in this regard and we don’t bind a particular number of instances to a pre-defined amount of memory. You can use the Memcached caching platform to boost the loading speed of any script-driven site, including those based on popular web-based apps, such as Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in VPS Servers

When you buy a VPS server from our company, you’ll be able to use Memcached at no additional cost, as the distributed memory caching platform is available with all Virtual Private Servers that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. Even if you run content-rich sites, you will be able to increase their performance effortlessly and the decreased load on your server will permit you to keep using your current plan rather than migrating to a more powerful one. The amount of memory that the Memcached caching platform can use to cache info depends on the package that you are using, but even with a low-end one, you’ll have at least several hundred megabytes, which is considerably more than what you’d get with a shared package, so the website performance boost will be considerable. You can use Memcached with any database-driven web application, regardless of whether you have set it up on your own or you are using a ready-to-use one like WordPress, OpenCart or Joomla.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached comes free of charge with all dedicated service offered by our company and the one and only condition is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the distributed memory object caching system for any database-powered site, including those based on widely used web applications – for example, a WordPress personal diary or a Joomla-powered social networking website. Each server comes with a specific amount of system memory that the Memcached system can employ, but the minimum you will get is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough to improve the loading speed of very busy sites enormously, as this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached information. The system will start storing data the moment it is enabled, so soon after that, you’ll observe the optimized overall performance of your websites and the decreased load on your dedicated server. Lots of websites use Memcached to boost their efficiency, including famous ones like Wikipedia and Reddit.