Memcached is a content caching system, which is used to supercharge the performance of database-powered sites by caching the calls and the replies between the user and the server. In other words, anytime a specific web page on such a site is requested, the script connects to its database to get the info that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to open some other web page, the entire operation is executed again and this generates plenty of database calls and high server load, especially if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is accessed again, the script no longer needs to pull any content from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall speed of your website will "soar" and you will get more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your website faster. Also, the Memcached platform updates its cache if any data in the database is updated, so the website users will never wind up seeing old data.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

When you host script-driven sites in a shared hosting account with our company, you will be able to add Memcached to your shared web hosting package with only a couple of clicks of the mouse from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantaneously and, since the necessary extension is already installed on our innovative cloud hosting platform, you can begin 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 system memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter is available in increments of 16 MB and you can add memory as many times as you wish. Logically, the more memory the Memcached caching system is allowed to use, the more content it will cache, so if you own a traffic-consuming site with lots of data, you may require more memory in order to be able to take full advantage of the power that Memcached can offer you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can add the Memcached caching platform to any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting offered by our company and make use of its full capacity for any script-powered site hosted on our servers. The upgrade is accessible through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can select two things – the number of instances and the amount of memory. These things indicate how many sites can use the Memcached caching platform and the amount of memory that it will use to cache your content. You can choose them independently, since a given instance is not tied to a particular amount of memory, so you can use a lot of memory for a single large website, for instance. This upgrade is available in increments of 16 MB and you can get as much memory as you wish. The platform can be used with any script-driven site irrespective of its type, including those that are based on widely used web apps like WordPress, Drupal or Joomla, and plenty of companies such as Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to boost the speed of their websites.

Memcached in VPS

Memcached is included by default with every virtual private server that we’re offering if you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel, so you will not have to pay any extra money to be able to make the most of the power of this caching system. The more powerful VPS plan you pick, the more memory Memcached will have for data storage purposes, but you’ll have at least several hundred megabytes at all times, which is much more than what you would get with a shared hosting plan. This will permit you to use the Memcached caching system for plenty of sites, irrespective of how busy they are, which in turn means that you can use a lower-end plan for them without overloading your server. The Memcached caching system is ideal for script-powered web applications such as OpenCart, WordPress, Joomla or Mambo, and you can utilize it even with a custom-developed app. Shortly after you activate Memcached, it will start storing information and you will observe the enhanced performance of your websites.

Memcached in Dedicated Hosting

Memcached comes free of charge with all Linux dedicated hosting that we offer and the sole condition is that the dedicated machine must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the memory caching system for any database-driven Internet site, including those based on famous Internet applications – for example, a WordPress personal blog or a Joomla-powered community portal. Each server comes with a different amount of memory that the Memcached caching system can employ, but the minimum amount you will get is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough to increase the loading speed of very busy sites substantially, as this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached content. The system will begin caching information as soon as it’s enabled, so soon thereafter, you’ll see the improved performance of your Internet sites and the lowered load on your server. Plenty of sites use Memcached to enhance their efficiency, among them popular ones such as Reddit and Wikipedia.