Memcached is an object caching platform, which is used to optimize the overall performance of database-powered websites by caching the calls and the responses between the user and the server. To put it differently, anytime a certain web page on such a site is requested, the script sends a database query to get the information that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to go to a different web page, the entire process is executed again and this results in plenty of database queries and high load on the server, especially if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer has to cull any data from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll get more pleased visitors and they will be able to surf through your website faster. Besides, Memcached "refreshes" its cache every time any info in the database is changed, so the site users will never end up seeing out-of-date content.

Memcached in Shared Web Hosting

If you host script-powered sites in a shared web hosting account with us, you will be able to add Memcached to your web hosting plan with only a few clicks of the mouse through your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantly and, since the required PHP extension is pre-installed on our avant-garde cloud web hosting platform, you can start using it straight away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many Internet sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of system memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter is available in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order memory whenever you like. Logically, the more memory Memcached is allowed to use, the more data it will cache, so if you’ve got a large-sized website with lots of content, you may need more memory to be able to take full advantage of the power that Memcached can give you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can get the Memcached data caching system as an upgrade with all our semi-dedicated hosting and since it works with any script-based software application, you can use it for every website that you host on our platform, no matter what application you have used – Joomla, WordPress or Mambo, a custom-developed one, etc. You can order the upgrade via the respective section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated server account, and you can choose two separate things – the number of instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. To put it in simple terms, these things show how many websites will use Memcached and the maximum amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to cache your content. The two features are offered separately for more freedom and one instance does not come with a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can make full use of the Memcached system with any kind of site and both you and the visitors will quickly detect the difference in the performance.

Memcached in VPS Hosting

If you obtain a virtual private server from us, you will be able to use Memcached at no additional cost, as the platform is offered with all VPS servers ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you run traffic-consuming websites, you can boost their overall performance with ease and the reduced load on your VPS server will permit you to keep your current Virtual Private Server plan instead of moving to a more powerful one. The amount of memory that the Memcached caching platform can use to store information depends on the plan that you’re using, but even with a less powerful one, you will have no less than several hundred MB, which is significantly more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared package, so the website performance boost will be immense. You can use the Memcached platform with any database-driven web application, no matter if you have built it yourself or you are using a ready-for-use one like Joomla, OpenCart or WordPress.

Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting

When you obtain one of our Linux dedicated hosting services and if you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel on the order page, you’ll get the Memcached object caching platform as standard and you can enable it for any site that you host on your dedicated server without upgrading or installing anything. It will begin storing information as users access your Internet site, so you’ll detect the results of using it shortly thereafter. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the Memcached caching platform is 3 gigabytes and naturally, the more powerful the dedicated package, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will permit you to use the platform for many websites or for a very large Internet site without compromising its effectiveness. The Memcached platform will enable you to optimize the speed of any database-powered website very quickly – a Joomla portal, a WordPress online blog, an OpenCart store, etc., and to boost the overall performance of your dedicated server.