Memcached is a distributed memory caching platform, which is used to accelerate the load speed of database-driven Internet sites by caching the queries and the replies between the visitor and the server. To put it simply, every time a certain web page on such a website is opened, the script sends a query to its database to fetch the info that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks a link to go to a different web page, the whole procedure is carried out again and this results in lots of database requests and higher load on the server, particularly if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to fetch any information from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your website will increase and you will enjoy more happy visitors and they will be able to browse your website much faster. Additionally, Memcached "refreshes" its cache whenever any info in the database is altered, so the users will never end up seeing outdated data.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you acquire any of our semi-dedicated server plans, you will find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades section of the Hepsia 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 clicks. The distributed memory object caching platform is ideal for any script-based application such as Joomla, WordPress, or even a tailor-made one, and based on your demands, you’ll be able to choose two different things – how many Internet sites will use Memcached, i.e. the number of instances; and how much information will be stored, in other words – the amount of memory that the platform will employ. The two things are not bound to each other, so if you manage a high-demand Internet site with lots of data, you can get one instance and a larger amount of system memory. The Memcached platform will optimize the overall performance of your websites soon after you enable it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy much better load times.

Memcached in VPS Servers

If you get a VPS server from our company, you will be able to use Memcached at no extra cost, as the platform is available with all VPSs that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. Even if you own frequently visited websites, you will be able to enhance their performance without any effort and the lowered load on the virtual server will permit you to keep your current VPS package rather than moving to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that the Memcached caching platform can use to store content depends on the plan that you are using, but even with a less powerful one, you will get at least several hundred megabytes, which is significantly more than what you’d get with a shared web hosting package, so the website performance boost will be incredible. You can take advantage of Memcached with any database-driven app, no matter if you’ve set it up yourself or you’re using a ready-made one like WordPress, Joomla or OpenCart.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Each dedicated server that is ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can begin using this distributed memory caching system as soon as your server is set up, without having to upgrade or install anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can employ depends on the very server that you’ve chosen, but as our servers are exceptionally powerful and due to the fact that it’s likely that you will host resource-requiring websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use is three gigabytes. This will permit you to increase the overall performance of very large websites effortlessly and you will observe the difference soon after the Memcached system begins caching database requests. You can make use of the Memcached caching system with any database-powered web portal, including those based on popular Content Management Systems like WordPress and Joomla.