Memcached is a distributed memory object caching system, which is used to optimize the overall performance of database-powered sites by caching the calls and the replies between the visitor and the server. Simply put, anytime a specific page on such a website is requested, the script sends a query to its database to request the information that should be shown to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to go to another page, the whole procedure is repeated and this leads to lots of database requests and higher server load, especially if the website has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to extract any info from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your site will "soar" and you will enjoy more satisfied visitors and they will be able to navigate through your site much faster. What’s more, Memcached "refreshes" its cache every time any data in the database is modified, so the site users will never end up seeing outdated content.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

Memcached is available as an upgrade with each cloud hosting package that we’re offering and if you would like to use it for any script-powered website that you host on our leading-edge cloud website hosting platform, you’ll be able to order it in several easy steps through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you will be given the option to upgrade two different features – the instances and the system memory. The first one has to do with the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached content caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several Internet sites, you can get a number of instances. The second one has to do with the maximum amount of memory that the system will be able to use to cache info, so for multiple sites (or for one large site), you should order more memory for better results. The memory is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be added every time you need it. With the Memcached caching system, every script-powered Internet site hosted on our servers will load faster than the speed of light.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you decide to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account, you can take advantage of Memcached easily, since the distributed memory caching platform’s setup takes a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension that is required is pre-installed on our servers, so you can begin using the Memcached platform as soon as you add it to your account. You’ll be able to choose how many websites can use it and how much content can be cached, in other words – there are two separate features that can be upgraded – the instances and the amount of memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your websites becomes very popular, for example, you can always add more memory to it. Our system is unbelievably flexible in this regard and we do not bind a particular number of instances to a fixed amount of memory. You can use the Memcached caching platform to improve the speed of any script-powered site, including those that are based on widely used software apps, such as WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached is included by default with each and every VPS server offered by our company if you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel, so you won’t have to pay any extra cash to be able to take advantage of the full power of this caching system. The more powerful plan you select, the more system memory Memcached will have for information caching purposes, but you’ll have no less than several hundred MB at all times, which is much more than the amount of memory you would get with a shared web hosting plan. This will enable you to use the Memcached system for many websites, irrespective of how busy they are, which in turn means that you can use a low-end plan for them without overloading your virtual server. The caching system is ideal for script-driven apps like Joomla, WordPress, OpenCart or Mambo, and you can use it even with a custom-developed app. Soon after you activate the Memcached caching system, it will start storing information and you will perceive the optimized overall performance of your sites.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

You can unleash the full potential of Memcached with every dedicated server that we’re offering if you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A special Control Panel section is dedicated to the caching system and you can begin using Memcached for any Internet site hosted on the server with just a couple of mouse clicks. You can boost the performance of any site, no matter what script-powered application you are using or how popular the website is, as the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 GB and this amount rises tremendously with the more powerful servers. Soon after the system is enabled, it will begin caching content each time somebody accesses your website, so, once enough content has been cached, you’ll notice the decreased load on your dedicated machine and the enhanced overall performance of the website. Memcached is used by plenty of sites, among them famous portals such as Wikipedia, Reddit and Zynga, which confirms the efficiency of the caching system.