Memcached is a distributed memory object caching system, which is used to boost the loading speed of database-powered websites by caching the calls and the replies between the user and the server. To put it in simple terms, every time a given web page on such a site is accessed, the script sends a query to its database to request the info that should be shown to the website visitor. If the latter clicks on a link to open some other web page, the entire process is repeated and this leads to multiple database queries and excessive server load, particularly if the site 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 has to fetch any info from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall speed of your website will "soar" and you will have more pleased visitors and they will be able to navigate through your website faster. Also, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache if any data in the database is changed, so the site visitors will never see outdated data.

Memcached in Shared Website Hosting

Memcached is available as an upgrade with each shared website hosting plan offered by us and if you want to use it for any script-powered website that you host on our advanced cloud hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it in a couple of simple steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be given the option to upgrade two different things – the instances and the memory. The first one is related to the number of the sites that can use the Memcached distributed memory caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several sites, you can order a handful of instances. The second one refers to the maximum amount of memory that Memcached will be allowed to use in order to cache information, so for multiple sites (or for one single large-size site), you’d better get more memory for better performance. The memory is available in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be added at any point. With Memcached, each script-based website hosted on our cloud servers will open lightning-fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can get the Memcached object caching system as an optional upgrade with all our Linux semi-dedicated hosting and since it works with any script-driven application, you can use it for each site that you host on our platform, regardless of what application you have used – Mambo, Joomla or WordPress, a custom-built one, etc. You can order the upgrade through the corresponding section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated account, and you can select two different features – the number of instances and the amount of memory that they will use. In simple terms, these things show how many websites will use Memcached and the total amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to store your content. The two things are ordered independently for more freedom and one instance does not come with a fixed amount of memory. You can make full use of the Memcached system with any kind of website and both you and your visitors will swiftly perceive the difference in the performance.

Memcached in VPS Web Hosting

Memcached comes by default with every virtual private server offered by our company as long as you select Hepsia as your Control Panel, so you won’t have to pay any extra cash to be able to make the most of the maximum capacity of this caching system. The more powerful Virtual Private Server package you choose, the more system memory Memcached will have for data caching purposes, but you’ll have at least several hundred megabytes at all times, which is much more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared web hosting package. This will allow you to use the Memcached caching system for plenty of Internet sites, no matter how large they are, which in turn means that you can use a lower-end package for them without overloading the server. The Memcached caching system is perfect for script-driven apps such as WordPress, Joomla, OpenCart or Mambo, and you can use it even with a custom app. Soon after you activate the Memcached caching system, it will start storing information and you will distinguish the optimized overall performance of your sites.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting

Each dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can begin using this object caching system as soon as your server is set up, without having to upgrade or activate anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can employ depends on the very server that you’ve selected, but since our servers are truly powerful and due to the fact that it is likely that you will host resource-intensive sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use is 3 GB. This will allow you to boost the overall performance of extremely popular websites without any effort and you will distinguish the difference soon after the Memcached system starts caching database queries. You can take full advantage of the Memcached caching system with any database-powered online portal, including those based on widely used Content Management Systems such as WordPress and Joomla.