Memcached is a distributed memory caching system, which is used to enhance the overall performance of database-powered websites by caching the requests and the responses between the visitor and the server. In simple terms, anytime a certain web page on such a website is accessed, the script sends a query to its database to fetch the information that should be shown to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to visit some other web page, the entire procedure is repeated and this results in a lot of database queries and excessive load on the server, especially if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case 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. In this way, the overall loading speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll have more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your site much faster. Moreover, Memcached "refreshes" its cache whenever any content in the database is updated, so the website users will never end up seeing old data.

Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting

Memcached is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every cloud web hosting package that we are offering and in case you want to use it for any script-driven Internet site that you host on our cutting-edge cloud platform, you will be able to add it in a few simple steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be offered the option to upgrade two different features – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one is related to the number of the websites that can use the Memcached object 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 allowed to use in order to cache content, so for plenty of sites (or for one resource-intensive site), you’d better get more memory for better results. The memory is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be added at any moment. With the Memcached caching system, each script-powered site hosted on our servers will open unbelievably fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you buy any of our semi-dedicated server packages, you will find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades part of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you would like to use it for any of the Internet sites hosted in the semi-dedicated account, you can add it with just a few mouse clicks. The caching platform is perfect for any script-powered application like WordPress, Joomla, or even a tailor-made one, and depending on your demands, you will be able to choose two different things – how many sites will use the Memcached platform, in other words – the number of instances; and how much data will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory that the platform will use. The two things are not tied to each other, so if you have a traffic-heavy website with lots of content, you can get one instance and a large amount of memory. Memcached will accelerate the overall performance of your websites soon after you activate it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy better loading speeds.

Memcached in VPS Servers

You’ll get Memcached with any of the VPS server plans that we offer if you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the caching platform through the section with the exact same name. The activation requires a couple of clicks of the mouse and you will distinguish the difference in the performance of your Internet sites almost immediately. The amount of system memory that the Memcached caching platform can take advantage of to cache data depends on the particular VPS plan that you’ve picked, but in any case it won’t be less than several hundred MB, which is more than enough even for multiple heavy websites. You can use Memcached with websites powered by Joomla, WordPress or any other web app and decrease the load on your virtual server, which will enable you to keep using the current Virtual Private Server plan instead of 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 Reddit, Zynga and Wikipedia, which verifies its efficiency.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

When you get any of our Linux dedicated servers and if you choose Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel on the order page, you’ll get the Memcached memory caching platform by default and you can use it with each site that you host on your dedicated machine without upgrading or installing anything. It will begin caching data as users open your site, so you will see the effects of using it soon after that. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the caching platform is 3 gigabytes and normally, the more powerful the plan, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to use the platform for a lot of sites or for a very busy site without weakening its effectiveness. The Memcached caching platform will allow you to enhance the speed of any database-driven site very quickly – a Joomla portal, a WordPress online journal, an OpenCart web store, etc., and to optimize the overall performance of your dedicated server.