Memcached is a data caching platform, which is used to supercharge the loading speed of database-driven sites by caching the calls and the replies between the user and the server. To put it in simple terms, anytime a given web page on such a website is opened, the script connects to its database to get the info that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks a link to open a different page, the entire process is performed again and this leads to numerous database requests and high server load, particularly if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is opened again, the script no longer needs to fetch any info from the database, since everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your site will increase and you’ll have more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your website much faster. What’s more, the Memcached platform updates its cache every time any data in the database is edited, so the users will never end up seeing old data.

Memcached in Shared Website Hosting

Memcached is available as an upgrade with each shared website hosting plan offered by our company and in case you’d like to use it for any script-based website that you host on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to add it in a few easy steps through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be offered the option to upgrade two separate features – the instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the websites that can use the Memcached object caching system simultaneously, so if you need it for several Internet sites, you can get a number of instances. The second one has to do with the total amount of memory that Memcached will be permitted to use to cache information, so for multiple websites (or for one single resource-requiring site), you may want to get more memory for improved performance. The memory is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be ordered at any moment. With Memcached, any script-driven site hosted on our servers will open faster than the speed of light.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you decide to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you can take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, as the distributed memory caching platform’s activation takes several clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The required extension is already installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can begin using the Memcached platform the moment you add it to your account. You’ll be able to select how many websites can use it and how much data it will cache, in other words – there’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the amount of memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your Internet sites becomes very popular, for instance, you can always order more memory. Our system is truly flexible in this regard and we don’t tie a specific number of instances to a fixed amount of system memory. You can use the Memcached platform to boost the speed of any script-powered site, including those based on famous web applications, such as Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Any dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can start using the caching system once your server is set up, without having to install or upgrade anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can employ depends on the dedicated server that you’ve chosen, but as our servers are exceptionally powerful and due to the fact that it’s likely that you will host resource-hungry sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use is three gigabytes. This will enable you to optimize the overall performance of very popular Internet sites without any effort and you’ll notice the difference shortly after the Memcached caching system starts caching database queries. You can take full advantage of the Memcached system with any database-powered web portal, including those based on popular Content Management Systems like Joomla and WordPress.