Memcached is an object caching system, which is used to improve the overall performance of database-powered sites by caching the calls and the replies between the website visitor and the server. To put it differently, anytime a specific page on such a site is opened, the script queries its database to fetch the information that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a link to go to some other web page, the entire process is executed again and this results in lots of database calls and excessive server load, particularly if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer has to pull any information from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your site will "soar" and you will get more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your site faster. Plus, Memcached updates its cache whenever any information in the database is altered, so the site visitors will never see old data.

Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting

When you host script-driven websites in a cloud website hosting account with us, you’ll be able to add the Memcached data caching system to your hosting plan with just a few clicks from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantly and, since the PHP extension needed for it is pre-installed on our innovative cloud platform, you can start using it straight away. To give you more versatility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many sites will use Memcached) and to the system memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter is available in increments of 16 MB and you can add as much memory as you want. Naturally, the more memory the Memcached caching system is permitted to use, the more data it will cache, so if you manage a traffic-intensive website with a lot of content, you may need more memory in order to be able to take advantage of the power that Memcached can offer you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can get the Memcached caching system as an upgrade with all our semi-dedicated servers and since it works with any script-powered app, you can use it for each website that you host on our platform, no matter what app you have used – Mambo, WordPress or Joomla, a custom-developed app, etc. You can add the upgrade through the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated server account, and you can choose two different things – the number of instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. To put it in simple terms, these things specify how many websites will use the Memcached system and the total amount of memory that the system will be able to use to cache your info. The two features are ordered independently for more flexibility and one instance does not come with a fixed amount of system memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached system with any kind of site and both you and your visitors will quickly detect the difference in the overall performance.

Memcached in VPS Servers

If you obtain a VPS server from our company, you will be able to use Memcached at no additional charge, as the platform is offered with all VPSs ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you run resource-demanding Internet sites, you’ll be able to improve their performance without effort and the lowered load on the server will enable you to keep your current VPS hosting package rather than upgrading to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use to cache data depends on the plan that you are using, but even with a lower-end 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 hosting plan, so the website performance boost will be immense. You can use Memcached with any database-powered web app, regardless of whether you’ve created it yourself or you’re using a ready-for-use one like WordPress, Joomla or OpenCart.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Each dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can begin using the object caching system the moment the dedicated server is configured, without having to install or upgrade anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the very server that you have chosen, but since our servers are quite powerful and considering the fact that it’s likely that you’ll host resource-requiring sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use will be three gigabytes. This will enable you to accelerate the performance of extremely popular Internet sites with no effort and you’ll notice the difference shortly after the Memcached system begins caching database queries. You can make the most of the Memcached caching system with any database-driven web portal, including those based on popular CMSs like Joomla and WordPress.