Memcached is a content caching platform, which is used to optimize the loading speed of database-powered Internet sites by caching the queries and the responses between the user and the server. In other words, anytime a certain page on such a site is requested, the script sends a query to its database to request the info that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to visit another web page, the entire procedure is executed again and this generates numerous database queries and higher load on the server, especially if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer needs to extract any information from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your website will increase and you will enjoy more gratified visitors and they will be able to browse your site faster. Besides, the Memcached platform updates its cache every time any content in the database is updated, so the visitors will never see out-of-date content.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

You can use the Memcached data caching system with all Linux cloud hosting that we’re offering. It is offered as an optional upgrade, which you can enable with just a few clicks through your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It needs a PHP extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform, so you can begin using Memcached as soon as you add it. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts, which will offer you more versatility depending on the websites that you want to use it for. The first one determines the number of the sites that will use Memcached, or the so-called ‘instances’, while the second one is related to the memory, in other words – to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can add more memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you’ve got, the more data will be cached, which may be a good idea for frequently visited sites with large-size databases and a lot of visitors. In this way, you can accelerate the performance of any script-powered Internet site hosted on our servers effortlessly.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can get the Memcached object caching system as an upgrade with each of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting and since it works with any script-based software app, you can use it for each Internet site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, regardless of what app you have used – WordPress, Joomla or Mambo, a custom-built application, etc. You can order the upgrade from the respective section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated account, and you can select two different things – the number of instances and the amount of memory that they will use. In other words, these things define the number of the Internet sites that will use the Memcached caching system and how much memory the system will be able to use to cache your data. The two things are offered separately for more flexibility and one instance does not come with a fixed amount of system memory. You can make the most of the Memcached system with any sort of website and both you and your visitors will swiftly note the difference in the performance.

Memcached in VPS

Memcached is included by default with every virtual private server offered by us if you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel, so you won’t need to pay any extra money to be able to take advantage of the power of this distributed memory caching system. The more powerful VPS plan you pick, the more memory Memcached will have for data storage purposes, but you will have at least several hundred MB all the time, which is much more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared package. This will allow you to use the Memcached system for multiple sites, regardless of how large they are, which in turn goes to say that you can use a lower-end package for them without overloading the virtual server. The caching system is perfect for script-driven software applications such as WordPress, OpenCart, Joomla or Mambo, and you can use it even with a custom-made app. Soon after you enable the Memcached caching system, it will begin caching data and you will detect the improved overall performance of your sites.

Memcached in Dedicated Hosting

You can use the full potential of Memcached with each dedicated server offered by us if you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A special Control Panel section is dedicated to the content caching system and you can start using Memcached for any site hosted on the dedicated server with only a few clicks of the mouse. You can enhance the performance of any website, no matter what script-powered web app you’re using or how large the site is, as the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to employ is three gigabytes and this amount increases significantly with the more powerful dedicated servers. Soon after the caching system is enabled, it will begin caching data anytime someone visits your website, so, once enough content has been cached, you’ll notice the lowered load on the dedicated server and the enhanced performance of the website. Memcached is being used by many sites, including popular portals like Zynga, Wikipedia and Reddit, which demonstrates the efficiency of the caching system.