Memcached is a memory caching platform, which is used to improve the load speed of database-powered Internet sites by caching the calls and the replies between the website visitor and the server. Put simply, every time a specific page on such a website is accessed, the script sends a database query to get the info that should be displayed to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to visit another web page, the whole process is carried out again and this results in lots of database queries and high load on the server, even more so if the website has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer has to request any info from the database, since everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall speed of your website will "soar" and you will get more happy visitors and they’ll be able to browse your website faster. Besides, the Memcached platform updates its cache if any content in the database is changed, so the site users will never wind up seeing old content.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

Memcached comes as an upgrade with each and every cloud hosting plan that we are offering and if you want to use it for any script-driven website that you host on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to order it in a few simple steps through your Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll get the option to upgrade two separate features – the number of instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached memory caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several sites, you can get a number of instances. The second one has to do with the total amount of memory that Memcached will be permitted to use to cache content, so for many sites (or for one busy site), you should order more memory for better results. The memory is available in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be ordered at any point. With Memcached, any script-powered site hosted on our cloud servers will open lightning-fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can get the Memcached caching system as an upgrade with all our semi-dedicated servers and since it works with any script-based software application, you can use it for every Internet site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, regardless of what app you have used – Mambo, WordPress or Joomla, a custom app, etc. You can order the upgrade from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated server account, and you can select two different things – the number of instances and the amount of memory that they will use. In simple terms, these things determine how many sites will use the Memcached system and the total amount of system memory that the system will be able to use in order to store your content. The two things are ordered separately for more freedom and one instance does not come bundled with a fixed amount of system memory. You can use the Memcached system with any kind of website and both you and the website visitors will swiftly see the difference in the performance.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Any dedicated server that’s ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can start using this memory caching system as soon as your server is completely functional, without needing to upgrade or install anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use depends on the dedicated server that you have chosen, but as our servers are really powerful and given the fact that it’s likely that you’ll host resource-hungry Internet sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use will be 3 gigabytes. This will allow you to increase the overall performance of very popular websites effortlessly and you will observe the difference shortly after the Memcached system starts caching database calls. You can make the most of the Memcached system with any database-powered online portal, including those based on famous CMSs such as Joomla and WordPress.