Memcached is a content caching system, which is used to supercharge the speed of database-driven websites by caching the requests and the responses between the website visitor and the server. To put it differently, every time a certain web page on such a site is requested, the script calls its database to get the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to open a different web page, the entire procedure is performed again and this leads to multiple database queries and higher server load, even more so if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer has to request any info from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your website will increase and you will have more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to browse your website faster. Furthermore, the Memcached platform updates its cache whenever any data in the database is updated, so the site visitors will never see old data.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

If you host script-powered websites in a shared hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to add the Memcached object caching system to your plan with only a few mouse clicks from your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available momentarily and, since the needed PHP extension is already installed on our innovative cloud platform, you can begin using it straight away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many websites will use Memcached) and to the amount of system memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 megabytes and you can add memory whenever you need. Naturally, the more memory the Memcached caching system is permitted to use, the more content it will cache, so in case you’ve got a heavy-traffic site with lots of data, you may require more memory so as to be able to make the most of the power that Memcached can offer you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can add Memcached to any of the semi-dedicated hosting plans that we’re offering and make use of its full potential for any script-driven website hosted on our servers. The upgrade is offered through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can select two things – the instances and the amount of system memory. These things define the number of the websites that can use the Memcached caching platform and how much memory it will use to cache your content. You can choose them separately, since one instance is not bound to a specific amount of memory, so you can use a lot of memory for a single traffic-consuming site, for instance. This feature is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order as much memory as you want. The platform can be used with any script-driven site irrespective of its nature, including those that are based on popular software apps like WordPress, Joomla or Drupal, and a lot of companies such as Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to increase the speed of their sites.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

If you get one of our dedicated web hosting plans and if you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel at signup, you will get the Memcached distributed memory caching platform as standard and you can use it with any site that you host on your dedicated server without installing or upgrading anything. It will begin caching info as users visit your Internet site, so you’ll see the results of using it soon after that. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the Memcached platform is three gigabytes and naturally, the more powerful the dedicated plan, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will allow you to use the platform for numerous websites or for an extremely large website without weakening its efficacy. The Memcached caching platform will enable you to accelerate the speed of any database-driven site in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress weblog, an OpenCart e-shop, etcetera, and to enhance the performance of your dedicated machine.