Memcached is a memory caching platform, which is used to accelerate the speed of database-powered Internet sites by caching the calls and the responses between the visitor and the server. In other words, anytime a specific web page on such a website is visited, the script connects to its database to fetch the information that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to open another page, the entire operation is executed again and this leads to lots of database queries and high load on the server, even more so if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case any of these pages is requested again, the script no longer has to fetch any info from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your website will increase and you will have more satisfied visitors and they will be able to browse your site much faster. Moreover, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache whenever any information in the database is changed, so the visitors will never end up seeing out-of-date data.

Memcached in Website Hosting

When you host script-based websites in a website hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to add the Memcached distributed memory object caching system to your shared web hosting plan with only a few mouse clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available momentarily and, since the extension needed for it is pre-installed on our innovative cloud website hosting platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more versatility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many websites will use Memcached) and to the amount of system memory that Memcached will use. The latter is offered in increments of 16 MB and you can add memory whenever you want. Naturally, the more memory Memcached is permitted to use, the more data it will cache, so in case you run a larger site with a lot of data, you may require more memory to be able to make the most of the power that Memcached can give you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you get one of our semi-dedicated server packages, you’ll find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you would like to use it for any of the sites hosted in the semi-dedicated account, you can enable it with only a few clicks of the mouse. The distributed memory caching platform is perfect for any script-based web app like Joomla, WordPress, or even an in-house made app, and depending on your requirements, you will be able to select two separate things – how many websites will use Memcached, in other words – the number of instances; and how much data will be stored, i.e. the amount of system memory that the platform will employ. The two features are not bound to each other, so if you own a high-demand Internet site with a lot of data, you can order one instance and a large amount of system memory. The Memcached caching platform will increase the overall performance of your sites shortly after you enable it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy much better load times.

Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting

If you order any of our Linux dedicated web hosting and if you choose Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel at signup, you’ll get the Memcached object caching platform by default and you can use it with any website that you host on the dedicated machine without installing or upgrading anything. It will start caching content as users open your Internet site, so you’ll see the result of using it shortly thereafter. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the caching platform is three gigabytes and naturally, the more powerful the dedicated plan, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will permit you to take advantage of the platform for plenty of sites or for an extremely busy Internet site without compromising its efficiency. Memcached will allow you to optimize the loading speed of any database-powered website in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal weblog, an OpenCart web store, etc., and to optimize the performance of your server.