Memcached is a content caching system, which is used to boost the speed of database-powered websites by caching the queries and the replies between the visitor and the server. In simple terms, every time a certain page on such a site is opened, the script connects to its database to get the info that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to visit another page, the entire process is performed again and this leads to a lot of database requests and high server load, especially if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to pull any information from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall speed of your website will increase and you will have more happy visitors and they’ll be able to browse your site faster. Also, the Memcached platform updates its cache every time any data in the database is updated, so the users will never see out-of-date content.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

If you host script-powered sites in a cloud hosting account with us, you can add the Memcached data caching system to your hosting package with just a couple of clicks via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available momentarily and, since the necessary extension is pre-installed on our advanced cloud web hosting platform, you can start using it straight away. To give you more versatility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter is available in increments of 16 MB and you can order memory as many times as you wish. Logically, the more memory the Memcached caching system is allowed to use, the more content it will cache, so if you’ve got a resource-consuming website with lots of data, you may need more memory to be able to take full advantage of the power that Memcached can give you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you obtain one of our semi-dedicated server packages, you’ll find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades part of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you would like to use it for any of the websites hosted in your account, you can activate it with only a few mouse clicks. The content caching platform is ideal for any script-powered software app like Joomla, WordPress, or even an in-house made one, and based on your needs, you will be able to select two separate things – how many Internet sites will use the Memcached caching platform, in other words – the number of instances; and how much information will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory that the platform will use. The two features are not bound to each other, so if you own a high-demand website with a lot of data, you can order one instance and a large amount of system memory. Memcached will enhance the overall performance of your sites soon after you activate it and both you and your visitors will enjoy much better load times.

Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting

Any dedicated server that is ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can start using this memory caching system once the dedicated server is completely functional, without needing to install or upgrade anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can employ depends on the very server that you have picked, but since our servers are unbelievably powerful and given the fact that it’s likely that you’ll host resource-heavy Internet sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use will be 3 GB. This will enable you to boost the overall performance of very heavy websites without any effort and you will notice the difference soon after the Memcached caching system starts caching database calls. You can make use of the Memcached system with any database-powered web page, including those based on famous CMSs like Joomla and WordPress.