Memcached is a content caching system, which is used to boost the performance of database-powered Internet sites by caching the queries and the responses between the visitor and the server. In other words, every time a certain web page on such a site is visited, the script sends a query to its database to fetch the information that should be shown to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a link to go to another page, the whole process is executed again and this leads to a lot of database calls and high load on the server, particularly if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer has to call any information from the database, since everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll have more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your website much faster. In addition, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache whenever any information in the database is updated, so the users will never end up seeing outdated content.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

The Memcached caching system is available as an upgrade with each Linux cloud hosting offered by us and you can start using it as soon as you add it, as the extension that it requires so as to function correctly is already present on our innovative cloud hosting platform. You can request the upgrade from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is available with every web hosting package and a brand-new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of system memory, so as to offer you more freedom. The first one shows the number of the Internet sites which can use the Memcached caching system, whereas the second one, which is offered in increments of 16 megabytes, defines the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A traffic-intensive Internet site with a very large database may need more memory so as to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so in case you wish to upgrade this feature, you’ll be able to do it at any given moment with several clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you decide to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account, you can take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, since the content caching platform’s activation takes several clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel. The extension that it requires is pre-installed on our servers, so you can begin using the Memcached caching platform the moment you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You will be able to choose how many sites can use it and how much information it will cache, i.e. there’re two separate upgradable features – the instances and the amount of system memory. You can order more of both, so if one of your websites becomes extremely popular, for instance, you can always add more memory to it. Our system is stunningly flexible in this regard and we don’t bind a given number of instances to a fixed amount of system memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached platform to accelerate any script-powered Internet site, including those that are based on popular software applications, such as Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in VPS Web Hosting

You’ll get Memcached with any of the virtual private server packages that we offer when you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel and you will be able to activate the object caching platform through the Control Panel section with the very same name. The setup requires several clicks of the mouse and you will notice the difference in the performance of your Internet sites almost momentarily. The amount of memory that Memcached can take advantage of to store content depends on the particular Virtual Private Server package that you’ve picked, but in any case it will not be less than several hundred megabytes, which is quite enough even for multiple content-loaded websites. You can use the Memcached platform with Internet sites powered by Joomla, WordPress or any other web-based app and lower the load on your VPS server, which will permit you to keep using the current VPS hosting plan instead of upgrading to a more powerful one, since you simply won’t need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by famous websites like Zynga, Wikipedia and Reddit, which is a proof of its efficiency.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting

Memcached is available free of charge with all Linux dedicated servers hosting that we offer and the one and only condition is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the object caching system for any database-driven website, including those that are based on popular web apps – for instance, a WordPress online diary or a Joomla-powered community website. Each server comes with a different amount of system memory that the Memcached caching system can employ, but the minimum amount you will get is three gigabytes, which is quite enough to optimize the speed of extremely busy sites noticeably, as this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached info. The Memcached system will start storing content the moment it is enabled, so soon after that, you will note the improved overall performance of your websites and the decreased load on the dedicated server. Plenty of Internet sites use the Memcached caching system to enhance their efficiency, including popular ones like Reddit and Wikipedia.