Memcached is a memory caching system, which is used to accelerate the performance of database-driven sites by caching the queries and the responses between the user and the server. To put it differently, every time a certain web page on such a site is accessed, the script connects to its database to fetch the information that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to open some other page, the whole procedure is executed again and this results in plenty of database queries and high load on the server, even more so if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer has to fetch any data from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to browse your site much faster. Moreover, the Memcached platform updates its cache whenever any data in the database is updated, so the site users will never end up seeing old content.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

You can make use of the Memcached data caching system with all shared hosting plans that we are offering. It’s offered as an optional upgrade, which you can get with only a couple of mouse clicks through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It requires an extension, which is already installed on our cloud website hosting platform, so you can start using Memcached once you add it. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts, which will give you more flexibility depending on the websites that you’d like to use it for. The first one shows the number of the sites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the so-called ‘instances’, while the second one is related to the memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can order more system memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you’ve got, the more data will be cached, which may be an exceptionally good idea for traffic-heavy sites with very large databases and lots of simultaneous visitors. In this way, you can supercharge the performance of any script-based Internet site hosted on our cloud servers without effort.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you buy one of our semi-dedicated server plans, you’ll find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel, so if you wish to use it for any of the Internet sites hosted in the account, you can enable it with just a few clicks. The memory caching platform is suitable for any script-powered web app such as Joomla, WordPress, or even a tailor-made app, and based on your demands, you’ll be able to choose two separate things – how many sites will use the Memcached platform, in other words – the number of instances; and how much information will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory that the platform will use. The two things are not bound to each other, so if you’ve got a traffic-consuming website with a lot of data, you can order one instance and a larger amount of system memory. Memcached will boost the overall performance of your Internet sites soon after you activate it and both you and your visitors will enjoy much better loading times.

Memcached in VPS Servers

You will get Memcached with any of the VPS server packages offered by our company when you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the distributed memory object caching platform via the Control Panel section with the very same name. The setup takes a few mouse clicks and you will detect the difference in the overall performance of your sites almost immediately. The amount of memory that Memcached can employ to store information depends on the particular Virtual Private Server hosting package that you have chosen, but at any rate it will be at least several hundred MB, which is quite enough even for multiple resource-intensive Internet sites. You can use Memcached with Internet sites driven by Joomla, WordPress or any other application and reduce the load on your virtual machine, which will permit you to keep using the current VPS hosting plan rather than switching to a more powerful one, since you will simply not need it. Memcached is already being used by famous websites like Zynga, Reddit and Wikipedia, which demonstrates its effectiveness.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

You can unleash the full potential of Memcached with every dedicated server that we are offering in case you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel. A section in it is dedicated to the distributed memory object caching system and you can begin using Memcached for any site hosted on the dedicated machine with only several clicks of the mouse. You can increase the overall performance of any website, regardless of what script-based software app you rely on or how popular the site is, since the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 GB and this amount grows seriously with the higher-end servers. Soon after the system is activated, it will start caching data anytime somebody accesses your site, so, once sufficient information has been stored, you will see the decreased load on your server and the optimized performance of your website. Memcached is being used by numerous websites, among them popular portals like Wikipedia, Reddit and Zynga, which shows the efficiency of the Memcached caching system.