Memcached is a memory caching system, which is used to enhance the load speed of database-powered sites by caching the calls and the responses between the visitor and the server. In other words, anytime a certain page on such a site is requested, the script sends a database query to get the information that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to open a different page, the entire process is performed again and this leads to plenty of database queries and high load on the server, particularly if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer needs to call any information from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more pleased visitors and they will be able to browse your site much faster. Also, Memcached "refreshes" its cache every time any info in the database is changed, so the users will never wind up seeing out-of-date data.

Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting

Memcached is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every cloud website hosting plan offered by our company and in case you wish to use it for any script-driven site that you host on our avant-garde cloud web hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it in a couple of easy steps through your Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be offered the option to upgrade two separate features – the number of instances and the memory. The first one has to do with the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached content caching system simultaneously, so if you need it for several websites, you can order a number of instances. The second one refers to the total amount of memory that Memcached will be allowed to use in order to cache info, so for multiple websites (or for one single frequently visited site), you may want to get more memory for better performance. The memory is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be added at any point. With Memcached, every script-driven site hosted on our cloud servers will load incredibly fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can add the Memcached content caching platform to any of the Linux semi-dedicated servers that we are offering and use its full capacity for any script-driven website hosted by us. The upgrade is offered through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can choose two features – the number of instances and the amount of system memory. These things show how many sites can use the Memcached caching platform and the amount of system memory that it will use to store your content. You can select them independently, since one instance is not linked to a specific amount of memory, so you can use plenty of memory for a single regularly visited site, for instance. This upgrade is available in increments of 16 megabytes and you can get as much memory as you like. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-powered website regardless of its nature, including those that are based on widespread web applications like WordPress, Drupal or Joomla, and many companies like Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to improve the overall performance of their websites.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached is included by default with each and every VPS server offered by us provided that you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel, so you won’t need to pay anything extra to be able to use the potential of this distributed memory object caching system. The more powerful VPS package you choose, the more memory Memcached will have for content caching purposes, but you’ll have no less than several hundred MB at all times, which is much more than the amount of memory you would get with a shared hosting plan. This will allow you to use Memcached for plenty of Internet sites, no matter how busy they are, which in turn means that you can use a lower-end plan for them without overloading the VPS server. The caching system is ideal for script-based applications like Joomla, OpenCart, WordPress or Mambo, and you can utilize it even with a custom-built app. Soon after you activate the Memcached system, it will start storing data and you’ll note the enhanced performance of your websites.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached is available for free with all Linux dedicated servers that we are offering and the only requirement is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the data caching system for any database-powered website, including those based on popular apps – for example, a WordPress personal diary or a Joomla-driven social network. Each dedicated machine comes with a different amount of system memory that the Memcached system can use, but the minimum you’ll get is three gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to boost the load speed of very busy sites seriously, as this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached info. The system will start caching information once it’s enabled, so soon thereafter, you will observe the optimized performance of your Internet sites and the reduced load on the dedicated server. Many sites use Memcached to boost their efficacy, including famous ones like Reddit and Wikipedia.