Memcached is a memory caching platform, which is used to accelerate the load speed of database-powered sites by caching the requests and the replies between the user and the server. To put it simply, every time a certain page on such a site is requested, the script queries its database to request the information that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to go to some other web page, the entire process is executed again and this generates lots of database calls and high load on the server, especially if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer has to request any information from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to browse your site faster. Plus, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache whenever any information in the database is edited, so the website visitors will never see old content.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

You can use Memcached with all Linux shared packages offered by us. It is offered as an upgrade, which you can activate with only a few clicks via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It needs a PHP extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud hosting platform, so you can begin using the Memcached caching system once you order it. The upgrade is divided into two parts, which will offer you more versatility depending on the Internet sites that you want to use it for. The first part specifies the number of the websites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the so-called ‘instances’, whereas the second one is related to the memory, in other words – to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can get more memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you have ordered, the more data will be cached, which may be a quite good idea for traffic-heavy websites with large-size databases and a lot of simultaneous visitors. In this way, you can improve the overall performance of any script-driven Internet site hosted on our cloud servers without any effort.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you order any of our semi-dedicated server plans, you’ll find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you’d like to use it for any of the websites hosted in the semi-dedicated account, you can enable it with just a couple of clicks. The distributed memory caching platform is suitable for any script-based app like WordPress, Joomla, or even a custom application, and depending on your needs, you’ll be able to select two different features – how many websites will use the Memcached platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much content will be stored, in other words – the amount of system memory that the platform will employ. The two features are not tied to each other, so if you manage a popular website with a lot of content, you can order one instance and a larger amount of system memory. The Memcached platform will improve the overall performance of your Internet sites soon after you activate it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy better loading speeds.

Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting

Memcached is available free of charge with all Linux dedicated servers hosting packages offered by our company and the only condition is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the content caching system for any database-powered website, including those that are based on popular applications – for instance, a WordPress online diary or a Joomla-powered social network. Each dedicated server is tied to a particular amount of memory that the Memcached system can use, but the minimum you’ll get is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough to boost the loading speed of very popular sites immensely, as this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached content. The Memcached system will begin storing information the moment it is activated, so shortly after that, you’ll detect the optimized overall performance of your websites and the decreased load on your server. A lot of sites use Memcached to boost their efficacy, including popular ones such as Reddit and Wikipedia.