Memcached is a caching system, which is used to accelerate the overall performance of database-powered websites by caching the calls and the responses between the user and the server. To put it differently, anytime a given web page on such a site is visited, the script queries its database to request the info that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a link to go to some other page, the whole process is executed again and this results in numerous database requests and high load on the server, especially if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so in case any of these pages is opened again, the script no longer has to extract any content from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more happy visitors and they’ll be able to browse your site much faster. Furthermore, the Memcached platform updates its cache whenever any data in the database is changed, so the visitors will never see old data.

Memcached in Shared Web Hosting

Memcached is offered as an optional upgrade with each shared web hosting plan that we offer and if you would like to use it for any script-based site that you host on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform, you will be able to enable it in several simple steps through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be given the option to upgrade two separate things – the number of instances and the memory. The first one has to do with the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached distributed memory object caching system simultaneously, so if you need it for several sites, you can get a number of instances. The second one has to do with the maximum amount of memory that the system will be permitted to use to cache info, so for many websites (or for one popular site), you should order more memory for improved performance. The memory is available in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be ordered at any time. With the Memcached caching system, every script-driven Internet site hosted on our servers will open much faster.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you get one of our semi-dedicated server plans, you’ll find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades part of the Hepsia Control Panel, so if you want to use it for any of the Internet sites hosted in your semi-dedicated server hosting account, you can add it with just a couple of clicks. The distributed memory caching platform is suitable for any script-based software application like WordPress, Joomla, or even a custom application, and depending on your necessities, you will be able to select two separate things – how many sites will use Memcached, in other words – the number of instances; and how much information will be stored, in other words – the amount of memory that the platform will use. The two features are not tied to each other, so if you manage a busy website with lots of content, you can get one instance and a large amount of memory. Memcached will enhance the performance of your sites soon after you activate it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy better loading times.

Memcached in VPS Web Hosting

When you purchase a virtual private server from our company, you will be able to use Memcached at no extra charge, as the distributed memory object caching platform is offered with all virtual machines that are ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you manage resource-requiring Internet sites, you will be able to optimize their performance without effort and the lowered load on the VPS will permit you to keep using your current VPS hosting plan rather than moving to a more powerful one. The amount of memory that Memcached can use to store data depends on the plan that you’re using, but even with a less powerful one, you will get at least several hundred megabytes, which is significantly more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared web hosting package, so the website performance boost will be great. You can use the Memcached platform with any database-driven application, irrespective of whether you have developed it on your own or you’re using a ready-made one like Joomla, WordPress or OpenCart.