Memcached is a content caching platform, which is used to improve the overall performance of database-powered sites by caching the queries and the responses between the website visitor and the server. In simple terms, every time a specific web page on such a website is requested, the script calls its database to get the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a link to open a different page, the entire operation is executed again and this results in multiple database calls and higher load on the server, even more so if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to request any information from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll have more happy visitors and they will be able to navigate through your site much faster. Plus, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache whenever any content in the database is updated, so the website visitors will never see old data.

Memcached in Website Hosting

Memcached comes as an optional upgrade with each and every website hosting package that we are offering and in case you would like to use it for any script-driven site that you host on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform, you’ll be able to enable it in a few simple steps via your Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you will get the option to upgrade two separate features – the number of instances and the memory. The first one has to do with the number of the Internet sites that can use Memcached at the same time, 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 allowed to use to cache info, so for lots of sites (or for one traffic-intensive site), you’d better get more memory for better performance. The memory is available in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be ordered at any point. With Memcached, each script-driven website hosted on our cloud servers will open incredibly fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can get the Memcached data caching system as an optional upgrade with all our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages and since it works with any script-powered web application, you can use it for each website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, irrespective of what app you have used – Joomla, Mambo or WordPress, a custom-created application, etc. You can order the upgrade from the respective section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated account, and you can choose two different features – the number of instances and the amount of memory that they will use. Basically, these things show the number of the sites that will use Memcached and the amount of system memory that the system will be able to use to cache your info. The two features are offered separately for more freedom and one instance does not come with a particular amount of system memory. You can make the most of Memcached with any sort of site and both you and your site visitors will quickly notice the difference in the performance.

Memcached in VPS

You will get Memcached with any of the virtual private server plans that we are offering when you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the memory caching platform via the Control Panel section with the very same name. The configuration takes several clicks and you’ll see the difference in the performance of your sites almost instantly. The amount of system memory that the Memcached platform can use to store information depends on the given VPS hosting plan that you have chosen, but in any case it will not be less than several hundred megabytes, which is quite enough even for multiple content-rich Internet sites. You can use Memcached with Internet sites powered by Joomla, WordPress or any other web-based application and lower the load on your Virtual Private Server, which will enable you to continue using the current VPS hosting package instead of switching to a more powerful one, as you simply won’t need it. Memcached is already being used by famous websites like Wikipedia, Zynga and Reddit, which confirms its effectiveness.

Memcached in Dedicated Hosting

Memcached comes for free with all Linux dedicated servers hosting packages that we are offering and the only requirement is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the caching system for any database-driven website, including those based on widely used applications – for example, a WordPress personal diary or a Joomla-powered community web portal. Each dedicated machine is tied to a different amount of system memory that the Memcached system can employ, but the minimum amount you’ll get is three gigabytes, which is quite enough to increase the loading speed of very large sites tremendously, since this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached data. The Memcached system will begin caching data the moment it is activated, so shortly thereafter, you’ll detect the optimized overall performance of your Internet sites and the decreased load on your dedicated machine. Numerous websites use the Memcached system to improve their efficiency, among them famous ones like Wikipedia and Reddit.