Memcached is a caching platform, which is used to improve the loading speed of database-powered sites by caching the calls and the responses between the visitor and the server. To put it simply, anytime a specific web page on such a website is visited, the script calls its database to get the info that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to open some other page, the whole process is repeated and this generates numerous database queries and high server load, even more so if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer has to pull any data from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your site will "soar" and you will have more satisfied visitors and they will be able to browse your website faster. At the same time, the Memcached platform updates its cache every time any content in the database is altered, so the website visitors will never end up seeing outdated data.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

You can take advantage of Memcached with all Linux cloud packages that we are offering. It is offered as an optional upgrade, which you can enable with only a few clicks via your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It needs an extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud hosting platform, so you can start using the Memcached caching system as soon as you add it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will offer you more versatility depending on the sites that you want to use it for. The first one reveals the number of the sites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the so-called ‘instances’, whereas the second one refers to the system memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can add more memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you’ve added, the more data will be cached, which may be a rather good idea for high-traffic sites with large databases and lots of simultaneous visitors. In this way, you can optimize the loading speed of every script-driven site hosted on our servers with ease.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you decide to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached with ease, since the data caching platform’s activation takes a few clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension that is required is pre-installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can start using the Memcached caching platform the moment you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You’ll be able to select how many websites can use it and how much content it will cache, in other words – there are two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your Internet sites becomes extremely popular, for instance, you can always order more memory. Our system is extremely flexible in this regard and we don’t tie a specific number of instances to a pre-defined amount of memory. You can employ Memcached to accelerate any script-powered Internet site, including those based on popular software apps, such as WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in VPS Hosting

You’ll get Memcached with each of the virtual private server packages offered by our company when you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel and you will be able to activate the distributed memory object caching platform through the section with the same name. The configuration takes a few clicks of the mouse and you will notice the difference in the overall performance of your Internet sites almost immediately. The amount of memory that the Memcached platform can take advantage of to store content depends on the particular Virtual Private Server hosting package that you’ve selected, but at any rate it won’t be less than several hundred megabytes, which is quite enough even for multiple resource-hungry sites. You can use the Memcached platform with Internet sites powered by WordPress, Joomla or any other app and lower the load on your VPS, which will permit you to keep using the current VPS package instead of migrating to a more powerful one, since you will simply not need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by popular websites like Zynga, Reddit and Wikipedia, which verifies its efficacy.

Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting

Memcached comes for free with all Linux dedicated servers hosting packages that we are offering and the sole condition is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the caching system for any database-driven website, including those that are based on popular web applications – for instance, a WordPress blog or a Joomla-driven community web portal. Each server is tied to a certain amount of memory that Memcached can use, but the minimum amount you will get is 3 GB, which is sufficient enough to optimize the loading speed of extremely large sites immensely, as this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached data. The system will begin storing content the moment it’s enabled, so shortly after that, you’ll distinguish the improved performance of your Internet sites and the lowered load on the server. Many websites use Memcached to enhance their effectiveness, among them famous ones such as Wikipedia and Reddit.