Memcached is a distributed memory object caching system, which is used to boost the load speed of database-powered websites by caching the requests and the responses between the visitor and the server. To put it simply, anytime a particular page on such a website is requested, the script calls its database to get the info that should be displayed to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to open some other web page, the entire procedure is repeated and this generates plenty of database queries and high server load, even more so if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so in case any of these pages is opened again, the script no longer has to fetch any info from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your website will increase and you will get more happy visitors and they will be able to navigate through your site faster. Also, the Memcached platform updates its cache if any information in the database is updated, so the visitors will never see old content.

Memcached in Hosting

If you host script-powered websites in a hosting account with our company, you can add the Memcached caching system to your shared web hosting package with only a couple of clicks via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available momentarily and, since the PHP extension needed for it is pre-installed on our avant-garde cloud website hosting platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many websites will use Memcached) and to the system memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter is available in increments of 16 MB and you can add memory whenever you wish. Logically, the more memory Memcached is permitted to use, the more content it will cache, so if you run a traffic-hungry site with a lot of content, you may require more memory so as to be able to take advantage of the power that Memcached can give you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you purchase one of our semi-dedicated server packages, you will find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you’d like to use it for any of the websites hosted in your account, you can enable it with only a couple of clicks. The data caching platform is perfect for any script-based application like WordPress, Joomla, or even a tailor-made app, and depending on your demands, you’ll be able to choose two different things – how many sites will use Memcached, i.e. the number of instances; and how much info will be stored, i.e. the amount of memory that the platform will employ. The two features are not tied to each other, so if you have a traffic-intensive site with lots of data, you can order one instance and a large amount of system memory. The Memcached platform will enhance the performance of your websites soon after you enable it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy better load speeds.

Memcached in VPS Servers

When you buy a VPS server from us, you’ll be able to use Memcached at no extra price, as the data caching platform is available with all VPS servers ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. Even if you’ve got frequently visited Internet sites, you will be able to improve their performance with no effort and the lowered load on your Virtual Private Server will permit you to keep using your current VPS hosting package instead of upgrading to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that the Memcached platform can use to cache content depends on the package that you’re using, but even with a lower-end one, you’ll get no less than several hundred MB, which is significantly more than what you’d get with a shared hosting plan, so the website performance boost will be tremendous. You can use the Memcached platform with any database-driven app, no matter if you’ve written it on your own or you are using a ready-to-use one like WordPress, OpenCart or Joomla.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached is available for free with all dedicated servers that we are offering and the only condition is that the dedicated machine must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the memory caching system for any database-driven site, including those based on widely used web apps – for instance, a WordPress personal diary or a Joomla-powered community web portal. Each server comes with a certain amount of system memory that the Memcached system can employ, but the minimum amount you will get is 3 GB, which is quite enough to enhance the load speed of extremely heavy sites tremendously, as this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached content. The system will begin caching data as soon as it’s enabled, so shortly after that, you will distinguish the optimized performance of your websites and the reduced load on your server. Numerous sites use the Memcached system to improve their effectiveness, including popular ones like Wikipedia and Reddit.