Memcached is an object caching platform, which is used to optimize the load speed of database-driven websites by caching the calls and the replies between the visitor and the server. Put simply, every time a particular web page on such a website is opened, the script connects to its database to get the info that should be shown to the website visitor. If the latter clicks on a link to go to a different page, the whole process is repeated and this results in a lot of database calls and higher server load, even more so if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to request any info from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall speed of your site will "soar" and you will have more gratified visitors and they will be able to navigate through your website faster. Additionally, Memcached updates its cache whenever any data in the database is modified, so the website users will never wind up seeing out-of-date content.

Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting

If you host script-powered sites in a cloud web hosting account with our company, you will be able to add the Memcached data caching system to your shared web hosting package with just a few clicks of the mouse via your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available immediately and, since the extension needed for it is already installed on our innovative cloud platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more versatility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many Internet sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter is offered in increments of 16 MB and you can order as much memory as you need. Naturally, the more memory the Memcached caching system is allowed to use, the more data it will cache, so if you own a traffic-hungry website with a lot of data, you may need more memory in order to be able to take full advantage of the power that Memcached can offer you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you obtain one of our semi-dedicated server packages, you’ll find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades part of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you want to use it for any of the sites hosted in the semi-dedicated server hosting account, you can add it with only a few mouse clicks. The memory caching platform is suitable for any script-driven application like WordPress, Joomla, or even a custom-built application, and based on your necessities, you’ll be able to choose two different things – how many sites will use the Memcached platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much information will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory that the platform will employ. The two things are not bound to each other, so if you’ve got a traffic-consuming site with a lot of data, you can get one instance and a larger amount of system memory. The Memcached caching platform will optimize the performance of your websites shortly after you activate it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy much better load speeds.

Memcached in VPS Hosting

Memcached comes as standard with all Linux VPS hosting that are ordered with our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension it requires so as to work correctly is compiled when the virtual server is set up, so you can begin using the data caching platform once your brand-new VPS is completely functional. The memory that the Memcached platform can use depends on the particular plan, but even with the low-end plans, several hundred megabytes will be at your disposal for this platform exclusively. This will permit you to boost the overall performance of numerous sites hosted on the VPS server at the same time and to decrease the load on the virtual machine even if you manage data-heavy script-based web portals with lots of users. The caching platform can be used with any script – Drupal, Mambo or Joomla, or a custom-developed script, and you will distinguish the better overall performance soon after you start using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting

Any dedicated server that is ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can begin using this caching system once the server is fully functional, without the need to upgrade or activate anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can employ depends on the server that you’ve selected, but as our servers are pretty powerful and considering the fact that it is likely that you will host resource-intensive websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use is 3 GB. This will enable you to accelerate the overall performance of extremely large sites effortlessly and you will notice the difference soon after the Memcached caching system begins caching database calls. You can take full advantage of the system with any database-powered portal, including those that are based on popular Content Management Systems like Joomla and WordPress.