Memcached is a distributed memory caching system, which is used to optimize the overall performance of database-driven Internet sites by caching the requests and the responses between the visitor and the server. In simple terms, anytime a particular page on such a site is accessed, the script connects to its database to request the information that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to go to another web page, the whole procedure is performed again and this results in a lot of database calls and higher server load, even more so if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer needs to cull any info from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your site will "soar" and you will have more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your website much faster. Furthermore, the Memcached platform updates its cache if any info in the database is modified, so the site visitors will never wind up seeing outdated data.

Memcached in Website Hosting

Memcached is available as an upgrade with each and every website hosting plan that we are offering and if you’d like to use it for any script-driven site that you host on our cutting-edge cloud platform, you will be able to enable it in a few easy steps through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you will get the option to upgrade two separate things – the instances and the memory. The first one has to do with the number of the websites that can use the Memcached object caching system simultaneously, so if you need it for several websites, you can order a handful of instances. The second one has to do with the maximum amount of memory that Memcached will be permitted to use to cache info, so for multiple sites (or for one busy site), you should order more memory for improved performance. The memory comes in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be ordered every time you need it. With Memcached, every script-powered website hosted on our servers will load faster than the speed of light.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you choose to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you can take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, since the content caching platform’s activation requires several clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel. The required extension is pre-installed on our servers, so you can start using the Memcached platform as soon as you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You’ll be able to select how many sites can use it and how much content can be cached, in other words – there’re two separate upgradable features – the instances and the system memory. You can get more of both, so if one of your sites becomes extremely popular, for example, you can always order more memory. Our system is truly flexible in this regard and we do not bind a given number of instances to a fixed amount of memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached caching platform to increase the speed of any script-powered site, including those based on famous web-based applications, such as WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in VPS Servers

You will get Memcached with any of the VPS server packages offered by us if you select Hepsia as your Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the distributed memory object caching platform via the section with the exact same name. The activation requires several clicks and you will notice the difference in the performance of your websites almost immediately. The amount of memory that the Memcached caching platform can use to cache info depends on the particular Virtual Private Server package that you have chosen, but in any case it will not be less than several hundred MB, which is quite enough even for several frequently visited sites. You can use the Memcached platform with Internet sites powered by Joomla, WordPress or any other application and decrease the load on your virtual server, which will enable you to continue using the current Virtual Private Server hosting plan rather than moving to a more powerful one, as you will simply not need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by famous websites such as Wikipedia, Reddit and Zynga, which is an evidence of its efficacy.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Each dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can begin using this memory caching system the moment the dedicated server is fully operational, without the need to activate or upgrade anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the dedicated server that you have chosen, but since our servers are very powerful and considering the fact that it is likely that you will host resource-heavy sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use will be 3 gigabytes. This will enable you to increase the performance of very large sites without efforts and you’ll observe the difference shortly after the Memcached system begins caching database queries. You can make use of the Memcached caching system with any database-driven online portal, including those based on famous CMSs like WordPress and Joomla.