Memcached is a memory caching system, which is used to enhance the load speed of database-powered sites by caching the calls and the replies between the user and the server. In other words, every time a specific page on such a website is opened, the script connects to its database to fetch the info that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to visit another page, the entire procedure is executed again and this generates numerous database requests and high load on the server, particularly if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer needs to cull any content from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your website will "soar" and you will have more satisfied visitors and they will be able to navigate through your site much faster. Plus, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache when any info in the database is updated, so the website users will never see outdated content.

Memcached in Shared Website Hosting

The Memcached memory caching system comes as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux shared website hosting that we offer and you can begin using it once you order it, as the PHP extension that it needs so as to run properly is already present on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform. You can request the upgrade from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every web hosting plan and a brand new section where you can manage Memcached will show up. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the number of instances and the memory, so as to give you more versatility. The first one shows the number of the sites that can use the Memcached caching system, while the second one, which is available in increments of 16 megabytes, determines the maximum size of the content that can be cached by the system. A frequently visited website with a large-size database may require more memory so as to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so if you want to upgrade this service, you will be able to do it at any time with a few clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you order one of our semi-dedicated server packages, you will find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel, so if you want to use it for any of the sites hosted in your semi-dedicated server hosting account, you can activate it with just a few mouse clicks. The caching platform is ideal for any script-driven web application such as WordPress, Joomla, or even a custom-developed application, and based on your requirements, you will be able to choose two different features – how many websites will use the Memcached caching platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much data will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory that the platform will employ. The two things are not tied to each other, so if you manage a frequently visited site with a lot of content, you can order one instance and a large amount of memory. The Memcached caching platform will increase the overall performance of your sites soon after you enable it and both you and your visitors will enjoy much faster loading speeds.

Memcached in VPS Servers

If you buy a VPS server from our company, you’ll be able to use Memcached at no additional cost, as the object caching platform is offered with all VPS servers ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you’ve got large-size sites, you’ll be able to accelerate their overall performance without any effort and the decreased load on the Virtual Private Server will enable you to keep using your current VPS plan rather than upgrading to a more powerful one. The amount of memory that the Memcached platform can use to cache info depends on the plan that you are using, but even with a less powerful one, you will have no less than several hundred megabytes, which is significantly more than what you’d get with a shared plan, so the website performance boost will be serious. You can use the Memcached platform with any database-driven application, regardless of whether you’ve written it on your own or you’re using a ready-made one such as WordPress, OpenCart or Joomla.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Each dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can start using this data caching system as soon as your dedicated server is fully functional, without needing to upgrade or install anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the dedicated server that you have picked, but since our servers are really powerful and considering the fact that it’s likely that you’ll host resource-heavy websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use is three gigabytes. This will allow you to boost the overall performance of extremely heavy sites with no effort and you’ll notice the difference soon after Memcached starts caching database requests. You can take advantage of the Memcached system with any database-driven web portal, including those that are based on popular Content Management Systems such as WordPress and Joomla.