Memcached is a distributed memory object caching platform, which is used to boost the overall performance of database-driven websites by caching the queries and the replies between the user and the server. To put it differently, every time a certain page on such a website is requested, the script sends a database query to get the information that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to go to some other web page, the entire process is executed again and this generates multiple database queries and excessive server load, particularly if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is requested again, the script no longer has to extract any information from the database, since everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your site will increase and you will have more happy visitors and they’ll be able to browse your website much faster. Also, the Memcached platform updates its cache if any data in the database is modified, so the website users will never end up seeing outdated data.

Memcached in Web Hosting

If you host script-driven sites in a web hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to add Memcached to your shared hosting plan with just a few mouse clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantly and, since the necessary extension is already installed on our innovative cloud hosting platform, you can start using it right 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 system memory that Memcached will use. The latter is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order as much memory as you want. Logically, the more memory the Memcached caching system is permitted to use, the more data it will cache, so in case you manage a large site with a lot of content, you may require more memory so as to be able to take full advantage of the power that Memcached can offer you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you get any of our semi-dedicated server plans, you’ll find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades part of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you would like to use it for any of the Internet sites hosted in the semi-dedicated account, you can add it with just a couple of clicks. The platform is ideal for any script-powered web app like Joomla, WordPress, or even a tailor-made one, and based on your needs, you’ll be able to select two different things – how many websites will use Memcached, in other words – the number of instances; and how much content will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory that the platform will employ. The two features are not tied to each other, so if you’ve got a frequently visited Internet site with lots of content, you can get one instance and a larger amount of memory. The Memcached platform will boost the performance of your Internet sites shortly after you enable it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy much better load times.

Memcached in VPS Servers

If you buy a VPS server from our company, you’ll be able to use Memcached at no additional price, as the distributed memory object caching platform is offered with all VPSs ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. Even if you’ve got data-loaded sites, you can enhance their performance without any effort and the lowered server load will allow you to keep your current Virtual Private Server hosting plan instead of upgrading to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use to cache info depends on the plan that you are using, but even with a low-end one, you’ll have no less than several hundred MB, which is significantly more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared web hosting plan, so the website performance boost will be tremendous. You can use the Memcached platform with any database-powered application, regardless of whether you’ve built it yourself or you are using a ready-to-use one like Joomla, WordPress or OpenCart.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached comes free of charge with all dedicated web hosting plans that we offer and the only requirement is that the dedicated machine must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the distributed memory object caching system for any database-driven Internet site, including those that are based on widely used apps – for example, a WordPress personal diary or a Joomla-powered social networking website. Each server is tied to a given amount of system memory that the Memcached caching system can employ, but the minimum you’ll get is three gigabytes, which is quite enough to increase the speed of extremely popular sites significantly, since this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached data. The Memcached system will start storing data once it is activated, so soon after that, you’ll observe the improved performance of your websites and the lowered load on the dedicated server. Many Internet sites use Memcached to increase their effectiveness, among them famous ones like Wikipedia and Reddit.