Memcached is a caching platform, which is used to increase the load speed of database-powered sites by caching the queries and the responses between the user and the server. To put it differently, anytime a given page on such a site is requested, the script calls its database to request the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to visit a different web page, the entire process is performed again and this leads to plenty of database requests and high load on the server, particularly if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is accessed again, the script no longer needs to request any info from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll get more happy visitors and they’ll be able to browse your site faster. At the same time, the Memcached platform updates its cache when any content in the database is modified, so the visitors will never see outdated content.

Memcached in Shared Website Hosting

If you host script-based websites in a shared website hosting account with our company, you will be able to add the Memcached caching system to your plan with only a few clicks of the mouse through your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantly and, since the extension required for it is already installed on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many Internet sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order memory whenever you like. Naturally, the more memory Memcached is allowed to use, the more data it will cache, so if you run a resource-absorbing site with lots of data, you may need more memory so as to be able to take full advantage of the power that Memcached can give you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can add the Memcached object caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated servers that we offer and make use of its full capacity for any script-powered site hosted by us. The upgrade is offered through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can select two things – the number of instances and the amount of memory. These things show how many websites can use the Memcached platform and the amount of memory that it will use to store your information. You can choose them separately, since one instance is not bound to a fixed amount of memory, so you can use a lot of memory for a single resource-intensive site, for instance. This upgrade is available in increments of 16 MB and you can get as much memory as you need. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-driven website irrespective of its type, including those based on widespread apps like WordPress, Drupal or Joomla, and a lot of companies such as Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to improve the performance of their sites.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

When you get one of our dedicated servers and if you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel during the order process, you will get the Memcached memory caching platform as standard and you can activate it for any site that you host on the server without upgrading or installing anything. It will begin storing content as people visit your Internet site, so you will notice the result of using it soon after that. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the Memcached platform is 3 GB and normally, the more powerful the dedicated package, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will permit you to use the caching platform for a lot of sites or for an extremely large website without weakening its effectiveness. Memcached will enable you to boost the loading speed of any database-powered website in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress online journal, an OpenCart web shop, etc., and to enhance the overall performance of your dedicated server.