Memcached is a memory caching platform, which is used to accelerate the overall performance of database-driven Internet sites by caching the requests and the responses between the user and the server. To put it differently, anytime a specific page on such a site is accessed, the script sends a query to its database to get the info that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a link to visit a different page, the whole procedure is repeated and this results in multiple database calls and excessive server load, even more so if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is accessed again, the script no longer needs to pull any information from the database, since everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your site will increase and you will enjoy more pleased visitors and they will be able to navigate through your website much faster. Moreover, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache every time any data in the database is changed, so the site visitors will never see old data.

Memcached in Website Hosting

When you host script-based websites in a website hosting account with us, you’ll be able to add the Memcached content caching system to your web hosting plan with just a few clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantaneously and, since the necessary PHP extension is already installed on our avant-garde cloud hosting platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more versatility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many sites will use Memcached) and to the memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order memory as many times as you wish. Logically, the more memory Memcached is permitted to use, the more content it will cache, so if you have a large website with a lot of data, you may require more memory so as to be able to make the most of the power that Memcached can give you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can add the Memcached caching platform to any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages offered by our company and make use of its full potential for any script-driven Internet site hosted by us. The upgrade is offered through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can choose two features – the number of instances and the system memory. These things show the number of the sites that can use the Memcached platform and how much memory it will use to store your data. You can select them separately, since one instance is not linked to a particular amount of memory, so you can use lots of memory for a single traffic-consuming site, for instance. This upgrade comes in increments of 16 MB and you can get as much memory as you need. The platform can be used with any script-powered site irrespective of its nature, including those based on popular web-based apps like Drupal, Joomla or WordPress, and lots of companies like Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to accelerate the performance of their sites.

Memcached in VPS Web Hosting

When you order a virtual private server from our company, you’ll be able to use Memcached at no additional charge, as the content caching platform comes with all servers ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. Even if you run large-scale Internet sites, you’ll be able to optimize their performance with no effort and the lowered load on your virtual server will enable you to keep using your current Virtual Private Server hosting plan rather than upgrading to a more powerful one. The amount of memory that the Memcached caching platform can use to cache data depends on the plan that you are using, but even with a less powerful one, you will get no less than several hundred MB, which is significantly more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared web hosting plan, so the website performance boost will be tremendous. You can use Memcached with any database-driven app, irrespective of whether you’ve developed it on your own or you’re using a ready-to-use one such as OpenCart, WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting

If you obtain one of our dedicated servers hosting packages and if you choose Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel at signup, you’ll get the Memcached memory caching platform as standard and you can enable it for each site that you host on your dedicated server without installing or upgrading anything. It will start caching info as people access your website, so you’ll notice the effects of using it shortly after that. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the Memcached platform is 3 gigabytes and normally, the more powerful the dedicated plan, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will permit you to use the platform for a lot of websites or for an extremely heavy website without compromising its effectiveness. The Memcached caching platform will enable you to boost the speed of any database-driven site very quickly – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal weblog, an OpenCart e-shop, etcetera, and to boost the performance of your dedicated server.