Memcached is a caching system, which is used to improve the performance of database-powered sites by caching the calls and the responses between the user and the server. To put it in simple terms, anytime a certain page on such a website is opened, the script connects to its database to fetch the info that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks a link to go to a different web page, the whole process is performed again and this results in multiple database calls and higher load on the server, especially if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to request any data from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll get more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to browse your website much faster. Additionally, Memcached "refreshes" its cache every time any content in the database is changed, so the site users will never end up seeing outdated content.

Memcached in Shared Website Hosting

Memcached is offered as an upgrade with each and every Linux shared website hosting offered by us and you’ll be able to begin using it once you add it, as the extension that it needs so as to function properly is already available on our innovative cloud website hosting platform. You can request the upgrade from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is available with each shared hosting package and a new section where you can manage Memcached will show up. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the instances and the system memory, so as to offer you more versatility. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that can use Memcached, while the second one, which is offered in increments of 16 MB, specifies the maximum size of the content that can be cached by the system. A traffic-intensive Internet site with a large database may require more memory to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so in case you want to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any given moment with several mouse clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you choose to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to take advantage of Memcached with ease, since the memory caching platform’s activation takes several clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia Control Panel. The required PHP extension is already installed on our servers, so you can start using the Memcached caching platform the moment you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You’ll be able to choose how many Internet sites can use it and how much information can be cached, i.e. there are two separate features that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. You can get more of both, so if one of your sites becomes very popular, for instance, you can always get more memory. Our system is exceptionally flexible in this regard and we don’t bind a specific number of instances to a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can use Memcached to increase the loading speed of any script-powered Internet site, including those that are based on popular apps, such as WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in VPS Web Hosting

If you acquire a virtual private server from us, you’ll be able to use Memcached at no additional charge, as the memory caching platform is available with all servers that are ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you have heavy sites, you can increase their performance with ease and the decreased load on your virtual server will permit you to keep your current Virtual Private Server hosting plan instead of switching to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that the Memcached platform can use to store content depends on the package that you are using, but even with a less powerful one, you’ll get at least several hundred megabytes, which is significantly more than what you’d get with a shared web hosting plan, so the website performance boost will be tremendous. You can take advantage of Memcached with any database-powered web application, no matter if you’ve created it on your own or you’re using a ready-made one like OpenCart, Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting

When you order any of our Linux dedicated servers hosting and if you choose Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel on the order form, you’ll get Memcached as standard and you can enable it for each site that you host on the dedicated machine without installing or upgrading anything. It will start caching info as people open your Internet site, so you’ll detect the result of using it soon after that. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the Memcached caching platform is three gigabytes and normally, the more powerful the dedicate server package, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will permit you to use the platform for a large number of websites or for a very large Internet site without weakening its effectiveness. Memcached will enable you to boost the load speed of any database-driven website in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal weblog, an OpenCart web shop, etc., and to boost the performance of your dedicated machine.