Memcached is a distributed memory caching system, which is used to supercharge the overall performance of database-powered sites by caching the queries and the responses between the website visitor and the server. Put simply, anytime a certain web page on such a website is accessed, the script sends a query to its database to fetch the info that should be shown to the website visitor. If the latter clicks on a link to visit some other web page, the entire procedure is performed again and this generates plenty of database calls and high server load, even more so if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is accessed again, the script no longer has to call 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 pleased visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your site faster. At the same time, the Memcached platform updates its cache when any data in the database is edited, so the website users will never end up seeing outdated content.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

You can take advantage of Memcached with all shared hosting service that we are offering. It is offered as an upgrade, which you can enable with only a few mouse clicks via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It needs an extension, which is already installed on our cloud website hosting platform, so you can begin using the Memcached caching system once you add it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will offer you more versatility depending on the Internet sites that you would like to use it for. The first part indicates the number of the websites that will use Memcached, or the ‘instances’, whereas the second one is related to the system memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can order more memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you have, the more content will be cached, which may be a quite good idea for heavy-traffic sites with very large databases and a lot of visitors. Thus, you can accelerate the loading speed of every script-powered Internet site hosted on our servers without any effort.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you purchase one of our semi-dedicated server plans, you’ll find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you want to use it for any of the sites hosted in the semi-dedicated account, you can enable it with only a couple of clicks. The distributed memory caching platform is suitable for any script-powered software application such as WordPress, Joomla, or even a custom one, and depending on your necessities, you will be able to select two separate features – how many sites will use the Memcached platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much info will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory that the platform will use. The two features are not bound to each other, so if you manage a traffic-consuming website with a lot of data, you can get one instance and a large amount of memory. The Memcached caching platform will increase the performance of your websites soon after you activate it and both you and your visitors will enjoy faster loading speeds.

Memcached in VPS Servers

When you purchase a VPS server from our company, you will be able to use Memcached at no extra charge, as the distributed memory object caching platform is available with all virtual servers ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you run traffic-consuming Internet sites, you’ll be able to optimize their overall performance with ease and the decreased load on the Virtual Private Server will enable you to keep your current VPS hosting package instead of moving to a more powerful one. The amount of memory that the Memcached platform can use to cache info depends on the plan that you’re using, but even with a low-end one, you’ll have no less than several hundred megabytes, which is considerably more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared package, so the website performance boost will be substantial. You can use the Memcached platform with any database-powered web application, regardless of whether you’ve developed it on your own or you are using a ready-made one such as Joomla, WordPress or OpenCart.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached is available free of charge with all Linux dedicated servers that we are offering and the one and only requirement is that the dedicated machine must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the content caching system for any database-powered Internet site, including those that are based on famous web applications – for example, a WordPress personal blog or a Joomla-powered social networking site. Each server is tied to a particular amount of memory that Memcached can employ, but the minimum amount you will get is 3 GB, which is quite enough to boost the loading speed of extremely heavy websites seriously, since this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached info. The system will start storing content as soon as it’s activated, so shortly after that, you will detect the optimized overall performance of your websites and the reduced load on your server. Many Internet sites use the Memcached caching system to increase their efficiency, including popular ones like Reddit and Wikipedia.