Memcached is a distributed memory caching system, which is used to accelerate the load speed of database-driven Internet sites by caching the queries and the responses between the user and the server. To put it in simple terms, every time a particular web page on such a website is visited, the script calls its database to fetch the info that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a link to open a different page, the entire operation is carried out again and this leads to multiple database queries and higher load on the server, particularly if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer needs to request any info from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your website will increase and you’ll enjoy more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your site much faster. Furthermore, Memcached updates its cache every time any information in the database is altered, so the visitors will never see old data.

Memcached in Shared Website Hosting

Memcached comes as an upgrade with each and every shared website hosting package that we are offering and in case you would like to use it for any script-driven site that you host on our avant-garde cloud hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it in a couple of easy steps through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you’ll get the option to upgrade two different things – the number of instances and the memory. The first one has to do with the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached object caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several Internet sites, you can order a handful of instances. The second one refers to the maximum amount of memory that the system will be allowed to use to cache content, so for multiple sites (or for one frequently visited site), you should get more memory for better performance. The memory is available in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be added at any time. With Memcached, each script-driven site hosted on our servers will open blazing-fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you order one of our semi-dedicated server packages, you will find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades section of your Hepsia Control Panel, so if you wish to use it for any of the sites hosted in your account, you can enable it with only a few clicks. The data caching platform is suitable for any script-based software app such as Joomla, WordPress, or even a custom-built one, and based on your necessities, you will be able to select two separate things – how many Internet sites will use the Memcached caching platform, in other words – the number of instances; and how much content will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory that the platform will employ. The two features are not bound to each other, so if you have a frequently visited website with lots of content, you can get one instance and a large amount of system memory. The Memcached caching platform will improve the performance of your sites soon after you enable it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy much better load speeds.

Memcached in VPS Servers

You’ll get Memcached with each of the VPS server plans that we offer in case you select Hepsia as your Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the caching platform via the Control Panel section with the exact same name. The configuration takes several clicks and you’ll see the difference in the performance of your websites almost instantly. The amount of memory that the Memcached platform can take advantage of to cache info depends on the particular VPS hosting plan that you have selected, but at any rate it will be at least several hundred MB, which is more than enough even for multiple traffic-consuming Internet sites. You can use the Memcached platform with Internet sites based on Joomla, WordPress or any other software application and lower the load on your VPS server, which will allow you to keep using the current plan rather than moving to a more powerful one, since you simply won’t need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by popular websites such as Zynga, Wikipedia and Reddit, which is an evidence of its efficacy.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

You can unlock the full potential of Memcached with every dedicated server that we offer in case you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A special Control Panel section is dedicated to the memory caching system and you can begin using Memcached for any site hosted on the dedicated server with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. You can improve the overall performance of any website, irrespective of what script-based software app you rely on or how busy the website is, since the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 gigabytes and this amount rises substantially with the higher-end dedicated servers. Shortly after the system is activated, it will start caching info every time someone opens your site, so, as soon as enough content has been stored, you will perceive the lowered server load and the enhanced performance of your site. Memcached is being used by numerous websites, among them popular portals like Zynga, Reddit and Wikipedia, which shows the effectiveness of the Memcached system.