Memcached is a caching platform, which is used to supercharge the performance of database-powered websites by caching the calls and the replies between the website visitor and the server. Simply put, anytime a given page on such a site is opened, the script sends a database query to get the information that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to visit some other web page, the whole operation is performed again and this leads to a lot of database requests and higher server load, particularly if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer has to fetch any information from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your site will increase and you’ll get more satisfied visitors and they will be able to surf through your website much faster. Moreover, Memcached updates its cache if any info in the database is changed, so the site users will never wind up seeing old data.

Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting

You can make use of the Memcached content caching system with all cloud web hosting that we’re offering. It is available as an upgrade, which you can enable with only a couple of clicks of the mouse from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It requires a PHP extension, which is already installed on our cloud web hosting platform, so you can start using Memcached as soon as you add it. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts, which will give you more freedom depending on the websites that you would like to use it for. The first part shows the number of the Internet sites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the ‘instances’, while the second one refers to the memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can add more system memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you have, the more content will be cached, which may be a good idea for high-traffic websites with large-sized databases and plenty of users. In this way, you can improve the overall performance of every script-driven Internet site hosted on our servers with no effort.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can add the Memcached object caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated servers offered by our company and make use of its full capacity for any script-driven site hosted on our servers. The upgrade is accessible through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can select two things – the number of instances and the system memory. These things determine how many sites can use the Memcached caching platform and the amount of memory that it will use to cache your information. You can choose them separately, since a given instance is not tied to a particular amount of system memory, so you can use lots of memory for one traffic-hungry website, for instance. This feature is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and you can get as much memory as you want. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-driven website regardless of its nature, including those that are based on widespread web-based apps like WordPress, Joomla or Drupal, and lots of companies such as Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to optimize the loading speed of their sites.

Memcached in VPS Servers

If you get a VPS server from our company, you’ll be able to use Memcached at no extra fee, as the object caching platform is available with all Virtual Private Servers that are ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you manage regularly visited sites, you’ll be able to boost their performance with no effort and the reduced load on your server will permit you to keep your current VPS package rather than switching to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that the Memcached platform can use to store data depends on the plan that you are using, but even with a low-end one, you’ll have at least several hundred MB, which is considerably more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared web hosting package, so the website performance boost will be immense. You can take advantage of the Memcached platform with any database-driven web app, irrespective of whether you’ve set it up on your own or you’re using a ready-for-use one such as OpenCart, WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Any dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can start using the distributed memory object caching system the moment your server is assembled, without needing to upgrade or install anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can employ depends on the very server that you’ve selected, but as our servers are truly powerful and given the fact that it is likely that you will host resource-intensive websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use is three gigabytes. This will allow you to enhance the overall performance of extremely popular websites with no effort and you will observe the difference shortly after the Memcached system begins caching database queries. You can make the most of the Memcached system with any database-powered web portal, including those that are based on famous Content Management Systems like Joomla and WordPress.