Memcached is a distributed memory caching platform, which is used to increase the load speed of database-driven Internet sites by caching the requests and the responses between the visitor and the server. In simple terms, every time a certain web page on such a website is opened, the script sends a query to its database to request the info that should be shown to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to visit another page, the whole operation is performed again and this leads to plenty of database requests and high load on the server, particularly if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to pull any data from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your site will "soar" and you will have more satisfied visitors and they will be able to surf through your site much faster. Additionally, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache if any info in the database is altered, so the users will never wind up seeing out-of-date content.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

When you host script-powered websites in a cloud hosting account with our company, you will be able to add the Memcached data caching system to your plan with just a couple of mouse clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available immediately and, since the necessary PHP extension is pre-installed on our avant-garde cloud web hosting platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many Internet sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 MB and you can add memory as many times as you like. Naturally, the more memory the Memcached caching system is allowed to use, the more data it will cache, so in case you run a frequently visited website with a lot of content, you may need more memory to be able to make full use of the power that Memcached can give you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you acquire any of our semi-dedicated server packages, you will find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades part of your Hepsia Control Panel, so if you would like to use it for any of the websites hosted in your account, you can enable it with only a couple of clicks. The platform is suitable for any script-based app like WordPress, Joomla, or even a custom-developed application, and depending on your necessities, you will be able to choose two separate features – how many Internet sites will use Memcached, in other words – the number of instances; and how much content will be stored, in other words – the amount of system memory that the platform will employ. The two features are not tied to each other, so if you’ve got a traffic-heavy site with a lot of content, you can order one instance and a large amount of system memory. The Memcached caching platform will optimize the performance of your websites shortly after you activate it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy faster load speeds.

Memcached in VPS

You’ll get Memcached with each of the virtual private server packages offered by us if you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you will be able to activate the content caching platform through the section with the same name. The configuration requires a couple of clicks of the mouse and you will see the difference in the overall performance of your Internet sites almost instantaneously. The amount of memory that the Memcached platform can employ to cache content depends on the particular Virtual Private Server hosting plan that you have selected, but in any case it will not be less than several hundred megabytes, which is quite enough even for multiple resource-heavy sites. You can use the Memcached platform with websites driven by WordPress, Joomla or any other application and decrease the load on your VPS, which will allow you to continue using the current Virtual Private Server package rather than moving to a more powerful one, as you will simply not need it. Memcached is already being used by famous websites such as Zynga, Wikipedia and Reddit, which demonstrates its efficacy.

Memcached in Dedicated Hosting

Any dedicated server that’s ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can begin using the object caching system the moment your dedicated server is completely ready, without the need to upgrade or activate anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the very server that you have chosen, but as our servers are extremely powerful and considering the fact that it is likely that you’ll host resource-intensive Internet sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use is 3 GB. This will allow you to boost the performance of very large Internet sites without efforts and you will distinguish the difference shortly after Memcached begins caching database requests. You can make the most of the Memcached system with any database-powered website, including those that are based on widely used CMSs like Joomla and WordPress.