Memcached is a data caching system, which is used to supercharge the overall performance of database-driven sites by caching the queries and the responses between the user and the server. In simple terms, every time a particular page on such a site is requested, the script calls its database to get the information that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to visit a different web page, the whole operation is performed again and this leads to multiple database requests and excessive load on the server, particularly if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer has to request any info from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your website will "soar" and you will get more pleased visitors and they will be able to navigate through your website faster. Additionally, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache if any data in the database is updated, so the website users will never see old content.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

Memcached comes as an upgrade with each and every shared hosting package offered by our company and in case you wish to use it for any script-driven site that you host on our innovative cloud website hosting platform, you will be able to add it in a couple of simple steps through your Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be given the option to upgrade two separate things – the instances and the memory. The first one has to do with the number of the websites that can use the Memcached caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several websites, you can get a number of instances. The second one refers to the maximum amount of memory that Memcached will be allowed to use to cache information, so for lots of websites (or for one resource-demanding site), you may want to get more memory for better performance. The memory is available in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be added every time you need it. With the Memcached caching system, each script-powered website hosted on our cloud servers will load unbelievably fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can get the Memcached data caching system as an upgrade with each of our Linux semi-dedicated packages and since it works with any script-driven software application, you can use it for each Internet site that you host on our servers, regardless of what application you have used – Joomla, WordPress or Mambo, a custom-developed app, etc. You can add the upgrade via the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated server account, and you can select two different features – the number of instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. To put it simply, these things determine the number of the websites that will use the Memcached caching system and the amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to cache your info. The two features are offered independently for more flexibility and one instance does not come with a fixed amount of memory. You can take advantage of Memcached with any kind of website and both you and the visitors will quickly distinguish the difference in the performance.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting

When you get one of our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages and if you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel on the order form, you’ll get the Memcached content caching platform by default and you can activate it for any website that you host on the server without upgrading or installing anything. It will begin caching content as people visit your website, so you will detect the results of using it shortly thereafter. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the caching platform is 3 gigabytes and naturally, the more powerful the dedicated package, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to use the caching platform for numerous Internet sites or for a very large Internet site without weakening its efficacy. The Memcached caching platform will allow you to boost the loading speed of any database-powered site in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal journal, an OpenCart e-shop, etcetera, and to improve the overall performance of your dedicated server.