Memcached is a caching platform, which is used to improve the performance of database-powered Internet sites by caching the calls and the replies between the user and the server. To put it in simple terms, anytime a specific page on such a site is visited, the script sends a database query to get the information that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to go to another web page, the whole procedure is repeated and this leads to numerous database requests and high load on the server, particularly if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so in case any of these pages is requested again, the script no longer has to cull any data from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your website will increase and you’ll have more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your website faster. What’s more, the Memcached platform updates its cache if any content in the database is edited, so the website visitors will never wind up seeing old content.

Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting

The Memcached content caching system is available as an optional upgrade with every Linux cloud web hosting offered by us and you can start using it once you order it, since the PHP extension that it needs so as to work correctly is already present on our leading-edge cloud website hosting platform. You can order the upgrade through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with each and every hosting package and a brand-new section where you can manage Memcached will appear. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the instances and the system memory, so as to offer you more freedom. The first one shows the number of the sites which can use the Memcached caching system, whereas the second one, which is offered in increments of 16 MB, specifies the maximum size of the content that the system can cache. A busy site with a large-size database may require more memory to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so in case you want to upgrade this feature, you’ll be able to do it at any given time with a few mouse clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can get Memcached as an upgrade with each of our semi-dedicated hosting service and since it works with any script-powered app, you can use it for every website that you host on our servers, regardless of what app you have used – Joomla, WordPress or Mambo, a custom application, etc. You can request the upgrade through the respective 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 memory that they will use. To put it simply, these things show how many sites will use Memcached and how much memory the system will be able to use to store your info. The two features are ordered separately for more flexibility and one instance does not come bundled with a particular amount of system memory. You can take advantage of Memcached with any type of site and both you and the visitors will quickly distinguish the difference in the overall performance.

Memcached in VPS Servers

You will get Memcached with each of the VPS server plans that we are offering if you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the data caching platform through the section with the very same name. The setup takes a couple of clicks and you’ll distinguish the difference in the performance of your websites almost instantaneously. The amount of memory that the Memcached platform can employ to cache content depends on the given Virtual Private Server hosting package that you have chosen, but in any case it will be at least several hundred MB, which is quite enough even for multiple resource-intensive sites. You can use Memcached with Internet sites based on WordPress, Joomla or any other application and lower the load on your virtual server, which will allow you to keep using the current package rather than switching 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 demonstrates its efficiency.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached is available for free with all dedicated service that we are offering and the sole requirement is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the object caching system for any database-powered Internet site, including those that are based on popular applications – for example, a WordPress personal journal or a Joomla-powered community web portal. Each dedicated machine is tied to a given amount of memory that Memcached can use, but the minimum amount you will get is three gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to boost the loading speed of extremely large sites immensely, since this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached content. The Memcached system will start caching content once it’s enabled, so shortly thereafter, you’ll distinguish the improved overall performance of your websites and the lowered load on the server. Lots of Internet sites use Memcached to increase their efficacy, among them famous ones such as Reddit and Wikipedia.