Memcached is a content caching platform, which is used to increase the speed of database-driven sites by caching the requests and the replies between the visitor and the server. To put it simply, every time a given page on such a website is requested, the script connects to its database to get the info that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to visit some other web page, the whole process is performed again and this generates a lot of database calls and excessive server load, particularly if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is accessed again, the script no longer has to fetch any info from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your website will "soar" and you will have more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your site faster. In addition, Memcached updates its cache when any content in the database is altered, so the website visitors will never wind up seeing outdated data.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

You can make use of the Memcached caching system with all cloud hosting offered by our company. It’s available as an upgrade, which you can activate with only a few clicks via your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It requires an extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform, so you can start using Memcached the moment you order it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will offer you more freedom depending on the Internet sites that you would like to use it for. The first one indicates the number of the Internet sites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the so-called ‘instances’, whereas the second one is related to the memory, in other words – to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can get more system memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you’ve got, the more content will be cached, which may be a pretty good idea for high-demand websites with large-sized databases and many visitors. Thus, you can supercharge the performance of every script-based website hosted on our servers without any efforts.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can get the Memcached object caching system as an upgrade with all our semi-dedicated servers and since it works with any script-driven web app, you can use it for each website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, no matter what application you have used – Mambo, WordPress or Joomla, a custom-created one, etc. You can request the upgrade via the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated server account, and you can select two separate things – the number of instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. Basically, these things show how many sites will use the Memcached system and the total amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to store your content. The two features are ordered independently for more flexibility and one instance does not come with a particular amount of system memory. You can make full use of the Memcached system with any kind of site and both you and your website visitors will quickly distinguish the difference in the overall performance.

Memcached in VPS Servers

You will get Memcached with any of the VPS server packages offered by our company when you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the data caching platform via the Control Panel section with the same name. The activation takes a couple of clicks of the mouse and you will see the difference in the performance of your websites almost instantaneously. The amount of system memory that the Memcached caching platform can use to cache information depends on the particular VPS hosting plan that you’ve selected, but at any rate it will be at least several hundred megabytes, which is quite enough even for multiple resource-heavy sites. You can use the Memcached platform with websites based on WordPress, Joomla or any other script and decrease the load on your VPS, which will permit you to keep using the current Virtual Private Server plan instead of upgrading to a more powerful one, as you simply won’t need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by famous websites like Reddit, Zynga and Wikipedia, which is a confirmation of its effectiveness.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached comes for free with all dedicated servers that we offer and the one and only condition is that the dedicated machine must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the distributed memory caching system for any database-driven site, including those that are based on famous web-based apps – for instance, a WordPress personal journal or a Joomla-driven community website. Each dedicated machine is tied to a different amount of system memory that the Memcached caching system can use, but the minimum amount you’ll get is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough to increase the loading speed of extremely popular websites tremendously, as this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached data. The Memcached system will start caching info as soon as it is activated, so soon thereafter, you will note the enhanced overall performance of your sites and the lowered load on the dedicated server. A lot of websites use Memcached to improve their efficiency, among them famous ones such as Wikipedia and Reddit.