Memcached is a caching platform, which is used to increase the speed of database-powered Internet sites by caching the queries and the replies between the website visitor and the server. In other words, anytime a given page on such a site is accessed, the script connects to its database to fetch the information that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to open a different web page, the entire operation is executed again and this generates multiple database requests and high server load, even more so if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer has to call any data from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your site will "soar" and you will get more pleased visitors and they will be able to browse your website faster. Also, the Memcached platform updates its cache every time any data in the database is updated, so the website users will never end up seeing old content.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

Memcached is offered as an optional upgrade with each shared hosting package that we are offering and if you want to use it for any script-powered website that you host on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform, you’ll be able to activate it in a couple of simple steps via your Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you’ll get the option to upgrade two separate features – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one is related to the number of the websites that can use the Memcached memory caching system simultaneously, so if you need it for several websites, you can get a number of instances. The second one has to do with the total amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use in order to cache data, so for a lot of websites (or for one single frequently visited site), you’d better order more memory for better performance. The memory is available in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be ordered at any point. With the Memcached caching system, every script-based site hosted on our cloud servers will load blazing-fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you choose to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to take advantage of Memcached with ease, since the data caching platform’s activation requires a couple of mouse clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel. The required PHP extension is pre-installed on our servers, so you can begin using Memcached the moment you add it to your account. You’ll be able to choose how many sites can use it and how much info can be cached, i.e. there are two different features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. You can order more of both, so if one of your Internet sites becomes very popular, for example, you can always order more memory. Our system is unbelievably flexible in this regard and we don’t tie a given number of instances to a fixed amount of system memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached caching platform to boost the speed of any script-driven Internet site, including those that are based on famous software apps, such as WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in VPS Servers

You’ll get Memcached with any of the VPS server plans that we offer 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 exact same name. The activation requires a couple of mouse clicks and you’ll see the difference in the overall performance of your websites almost momentarily. The amount of system memory that the Memcached caching platform can use to cache information depends on the particular Virtual Private Server hosting package that you have chosen, but in any case it will be at least several hundred megabytes, which is more than enough even for multiple heavy sites. You can use Memcached with websites driven by WordPress, Joomla or any other Internet application and reduce the load on your Virtual Private Server, which will enable you to keep using the current Virtual Private Server hosting package rather than switching to a more powerful one, since you simply won’t need it. Memcached is already being used by popular websites like Zynga, Reddit and Wikipedia, which proves its efficiency.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Any dedicated server that’s ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can begin using this distributed memory caching system as soon as the dedicated server is assembled, without needing to upgrade or activate anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use depends on the server that you have chosen, but as our servers are amazingly powerful and considering the fact that it is likely that you will host resource-hungry websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use will be 3 GB. This will permit you to optimize the performance of extremely heavy sites with ease and you’ll note the difference soon after Memcached begins caching database queries. You can make full use of the Memcached caching system with any database-driven site, including those based on famous CMSs such as Joomla and WordPress.