Memcached is a distributed memory caching platform, which is used to optimize the speed of database-driven websites by caching the calls and the responses between the visitor and the server. Put simply, every time a certain web page on such a website is opened, the script sends a database query to request the information that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks a link to open some other web page, the entire process is repeated and this leads to lots of database requests and high load on the server, especially if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to cull any info from the database, since everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll have more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to browse your site faster. What’s more, the Memcached platform updates its cache whenever any information in the database is changed, so the users will never wind up seeing out-of-date content.

Memcached in Web Hosting

You can make use of the Memcached content caching system with all web hosting that we offer. It is available as an upgrade, which you can activate with just a couple of clicks of the mouse via your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It needs a PHP extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform, so you can begin using Memcached the moment you order it. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts, which will offer you more freedom depending on the websites that you’d like to use it for. The first one concerns the number of the sites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the ‘instances’, while the second one refers to the memory, i.e. to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can order more memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you have ordered, the more data will be cached, which may be a very good idea for popular sites with large databases and lots of users. Thus, you can boost the performance of any script-based Internet site hosted on our servers effortlessly.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, since the content caching platform’s setup requires several mouse clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The required extension is already installed on our servers, so you can start using the Memcached platform as soon as you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You will be able to choose how many sites can use it and how much info can be cached, i.e. there are two separate upgradable features – the instances and the amount of memory. You can order 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 amazingly flexible in this regard and we do not tie a specific number of instances to a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can employ Memcached to boost the loading speed of any script-powered site, including those that are based on famous Internet apps, such as Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached is offered by default with each and every VPS server that we are offering provided that you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel, so you won’t need to pay any extra cash to be able to take advantage of the potential of this distributed memory object caching system. The more powerful VPS hosting package you choose, the more memory Memcached will have for content storage purposes, but you will have no less than several hundred megabytes at all times, which is much more than what you would get with a shared web hosting plan. This will permit you to use Memcached for multiple Internet sites, no matter how popular they are, which in turn goes to say that you can use a low-end package for them without overloading the VPS. The caching system is ideal for script-powered software apps such as OpenCart, WordPress, Joomla or Mambo, and you can use it even with a custom app. Shortly after you activate the Memcached caching system, it will start caching data and you will observe the improved performance of your sites.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

You can take advantage of the full potential of Memcached with each and every dedicated server offered by us if you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A special section in it is dedicated to the memory caching system and you can start using Memcached for any website hosted on the machine with only a couple of mouse clicks. You can boost the overall performance of any Internet site, regardless of what script-powered web application you’re using or how busy the Internet site is, since the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to employ is 3 gigabytes and this amount rises immensely with the higher-end servers. Shortly after the caching system is activated, it will start caching info each time someone opens your website, so, as soon as sufficient content has been cached, you will distinguish the reduced load on the dedicated server and the optimized performance of your website. The Memcached caching system is being used by numerous sites, among them famous portals such as Wikipedia, Zynga and Reddit, which shows the efficiency of the Memcached system.