Memcached is a content caching system, which is used to improve the speed of database-driven Internet sites by caching the queries and the responses between the user and the server. Put simply, every time a certain page on such a site is opened, the script sends a query to its database to get the info that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to go to another web page, the entire operation is carried out again and this generates plenty of database calls and excessive load on the server, particularly if the website has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to pull any data from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your website will increase and you’ll get more happy visitors and they will be able to surf through your site much faster. At the same time, Memcached updates its cache whenever any data in the database is updated, so the site users will never end up seeing outdated content.

Memcached in Web Hosting

You can make use of the Memcached distributed memory caching system with all web hosting packages that we’re offering. It is offered as an optional upgrade, which you can acquire with just a few clicks via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It requires an extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud hosting platform, so you can start using Memcached the moment you order it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will give you more versatility depending on the websites that you want to use it for. The first part determines the number of the sites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the so-called ‘instances’, while the second one refers to the system memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can get more memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you have ordered, the more content will be cached, which may be a pretty good idea for heavy-traffic websites with large databases and plenty of users. Thus, you can accelerate the performance of every script-powered website hosted on our servers without any effort.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can get the Memcached distributed memory caching system as an optional upgrade with all our Linux semi-dedicated hosting and since it works with any script-driven app, you can use it for any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, irrespective of what application you have used – Mambo, Joomla or WordPress, a custom-developed application, etc. You can request the upgrade from the respective section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated server account, and you can select two different things – the number of instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. To put it simply, these things define how many websites will use the Memcached caching system and the total amount of memory that the system will be able to use to cache your information. The two features are ordered separately for more freedom and one instance does not come with a fixed amount of system memory. You can make the most of Memcached with any type of site and both you and the visitors will swiftly perceive the difference in the overall performance.

Memcached in VPS Web Hosting

When you purchase a virtual private server from us, you’ll be able to use Memcached at no extra fee, as the memory caching platform is available with all virtual servers that are ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you run busy Internet sites, you’ll be able to accelerate their overall performance with no effort and the reduced load on your Virtual Private Server will permit you to keep your current Virtual Private Server plan instead of switching to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use to cache data depends on the plan that you are using, but even with a less powerful one, you’ll get at least several hundred MB, which is significantly more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared plan, so the website performance boost will be immense. You can take advantage of Memcached with any database-powered web application, irrespective of whether you’ve built it on your own or you are using a ready-made one such as Joomla, OpenCart or WordPress.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting

You can take advantage of the full potential of Memcached with every dedicated server offered by our company if you select Hepsia as your Control Panel. A special Control Panel section is dedicated to the 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 enhance the overall performance of any Internet site, no matter what script-driven software app you rely on or how large the site is, as the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to employ is 3 GB and this amount increases substantially with the more powerful dedicated servers. Soon after the system is activated, it will begin caching info anytime someone visits your website, so, as soon as enough content has been stored, you will notice the decreased load on your dedicated machine and the optimized overall performance of your website. The Memcached caching system is used by lots of websites, including famous portals like Wikipedia, Reddit and Zynga, which confirms the effectiveness of the caching system.