Memcached is a content caching system, which is used to supercharge the speed of database-powered sites by caching the calls and the replies between the user and the server. To put it differently, every time a certain web page on such a website is requested, the script sends a query to its database to fetch the info that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to open another web page, the whole procedure is executed again and this leads to plenty of database calls and higher load on the server, especially if the website has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to fetch any content from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll have more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to browse your site much faster. At the same time, Memcached "refreshes" its cache whenever any content in the database is modified, so the visitors will never see old data.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

You can use the Memcached memory caching system with all Linux cloud hosting packages offered by us. It’s offered as an upgrade, which you can get with only a couple of mouse clicks through your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It needs a PHP extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform, so you can begin using Memcached the moment you add it. The upgrade is divided into two parts, which will give you more freedom depending on the websites that you would like to use it for. The first one reveals the number of the sites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the ‘instances’, whereas the second one refers to the system memory, i.e. to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can get more memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you have ordered, the more content will be cached, which may be a very good idea for regularly visited sites with large-size databases and lots of users. Thus, you can supercharge the overall performance of any script-driven website hosted on our servers effortlessly.

Memcached in VPS Hosting

If you acquire a virtual private server from us, you’ll be able to use Memcached at no additional charge, as the content caching platform is offered with all virtual servers that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. Even if you’ve got traffic-hungry Internet sites, you can accelerate their overall performance effortlessly and the decreased load on your virtual server will enable you to keep using your current Virtual Private Server hosting plan rather than switching to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that the Memcached platform can use to cache info depends on the package that you’re using, but even with a less powerful one, you’ll get at least several hundred megabytes, which is significantly more than what you’d get with a shared hosting package, so the website performance boost will be considerable. You can use the Memcached platform with any database-driven web app, no matter if you have developed it yourself or you’re using a ready-made one such as Joomla, OpenCart or WordPress.

Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting

If you acquire any of our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages and if you choose Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel during the order process, you’ll get Memcached as standard and you can activate it for any Internet site that you host on your dedicated machine without installing or upgrading anything. It will begin caching info as people access your Internet site, so you’ll see the effects of using it shortly thereafter. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the Memcached 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 permit you to use the caching platform for lots of websites or for an extremely popular website without weakening its efficiency. Memcached will enable you to boost the speed of any database-driven site very quickly – a Joomla portal, a WordPress blog, an OpenCart web shop, etcetera, and to enhance the overall performance of your server.