Memcached is an object caching system, which is used to accelerate the performance of database-driven Internet sites by caching the requests and the responses between the user and the server. In other words, anytime a certain page on such a website is requested, the script sends a query to its database to request the info that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to open some other page, the entire process is executed again and this leads to lots of database requests and high server load, even more so if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to request any content from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your website will increase and you’ll get more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to browse your site much faster. What’s more, Memcached "refreshes" its cache when any data in the database is changed, so the visitors will never wind up seeing outdated content.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

You can make use of the Memcached memory caching system with all shared services that we offer. It’s offered as an upgrade, which you can acquire with only a couple of clicks of the mouse via your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It needs a PHP extension, which is already installed on our cloud web hosting platform, so you can begin using the Memcached caching system as soon as you order it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will offer you more versatility depending on the sites that you wish to use it for. The first part defines the number of the sites that will use Memcached, or the so-called ‘instances’, while the second one refers to the system memory, in other words – to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can order more system memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you’ve ordered, the more content will be cached, which may be an exceptionally good idea for traffic-heavy sites with very large databases and a lot of simultaneous visitors. In this way, you can optimize the speed of every script-based website hosted on our servers without any efforts.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can add the Memcached caching platform to any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we are offering and use its full capacity for any script-powered Internet site hosted on our servers. The upgrade is available through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can select two features – the number of instances and the amount of memory. These things define how many sites can use the Memcached caching platform and how much system memory it will use to store your data. You can select them independently, since a given instance is not bound to a particular amount of system memory, so you can use a lot of memory for a single frequently visited site, for example. This feature is available in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order as much memory as you need. The platform can be used with any script-powered site irrespective of its type, including those that are based on widely used Internet apps like WordPress, Joomla or Drupal, and plenty of companies such as Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to increase the overall performance of their sites.

Memcached in VPS

Memcached is offered by default with every virtual private server offered by us as long as you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel, so you won’t have to pay any extra money to be able to use the potential of this memory caching system. The more powerful Virtual Private Server package you choose, the more memory Memcached will have for data storage purposes, but you’ll have at least several hundred megabytes all the time, which is much more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared hosting plan. This will enable you to use the Memcached caching system for numerous Internet sites, regardless of how popular they are, which in turn goes to say that you can use a lower-end plan for them without overloading your Virtual Private Server. The caching system is perfect for script-based apps like Joomla, WordPress, OpenCart or Mambo, and you can utilize it even with a custom-built app. Soon after you enable the Memcached caching system, it will begin caching info and you will note the enhanced overall performance of your sites.

Memcached in Dedicated Hosting

Memcached is available for free with all Linux dedicated hosting offered by us and the one and only requirement is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the content caching system for any database-driven site, including those based on popular apps – for example, a WordPress personal blog or a Joomla-driven community web portal. Each server is tied to a different amount of memory that Memcached can employ, but the minimum you will get is 3 GB, which is sufficient enough to improve the loading speed of extremely heavy sites significantly, as this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached info. The Memcached system will start caching info once it’s enabled, so soon thereafter, you’ll observe the optimized overall performance of your Internet sites and the reduced load. Plenty of sites use the Memcached system to increase their efficacy, including famous ones such as Wikipedia and Reddit.