Memcached is a memory caching platform, which is used to boost the speed of database-powered websites by caching the queries and the replies between the user and the server. In other words, every time a certain page on such a site is opened, the script queries its database to get the information that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to visit a different page, the whole process is repeated and this results in numerous database calls and high load on the server, especially if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to call any data from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall speed of your site will increase and you’ll get more happy visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your website faster. In addition, Memcached updates its cache every time any information in the database is updated, so the site visitors will never wind up seeing out-of-date data.

Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting

You can take advantage of the Memcached data caching system with all cloud website hosting that we offer. It’s offered as an upgrade, which you can obtain with only a few clicks of the mouse through your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It needs an extension, which is already installed on our cloud website hosting platform, so you can begin using the Memcached caching system the moment you add it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will give you more flexibility depending on the sites that you would like to use it for. The first one reveals the number of the websites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the ‘instances’, while the second one is related to the system memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can order more system memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you’ve ordered, the more data will be cached, which may be a good idea for frequently visited websites with very large databases and many simultaneous visitors. Thus, you can increase the overall performance of every script-based website hosted on our cloud servers without effort.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you obtain one of our semi-dedicated server plans, you will find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades part of the Hepsia Control Panel, so if you wish to use it for any of the sites hosted in the account, you can activate it with just a few mouse clicks. The caching platform is suitable for any script-powered software app such as WordPress, Joomla, or even an in-house made app, and depending on your requirements, you will be able to select two different things – how many Internet sites will use the Memcached caching platform, in other words – the number of instances; and how much data will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory that the platform will use. The two things are not tied to each other, so if you run a busy Internet site with a lot of data, you can order one instance and a large amount of system memory. Memcached will increase the performance of your sites soon after you enable it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy faster loading speeds.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

If you get any of our dedicated servers and if you select Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel on the order form, you will get the Memcached data caching platform as standard and you can set it up for any website that you host on the dedicated server without upgrading or installing anything. It will start storing information as users access your Internet site, so you’ll detect the result of using it shortly thereafter. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the platform is 3 GB and normally, the more powerful the dedicate server plan, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will permit you to take advantage of the platform for lots of Internet sites or for a very large website without weakening its efficiency. The Memcached caching platform will allow you to increase the speed of any database-driven site in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress weblog, an OpenCart store, etc., and to boost the overall performance of your server.