Memcached is an object caching platform, which is used to increase the load speed of database-powered Internet sites by caching the requests and the replies between the website visitor and the server. In other words, anytime a specific page on such a website is requested, the script sends a query to its database to fetch the information that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to open a different page, the whole procedure is repeated and this generates lots of database queries and excessive server load, even more so if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to request any data from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your site will increase and you will enjoy more gratified visitors and they’ll be able to browse your site much faster. Besides, Memcached "refreshes" its cache when any data in the database is updated, so the website users will never end up seeing out-of-date content.

Memcached in Hosting

If you host script-powered sites in a hosting account with us, you’ll be able to add the Memcached object caching system to your hosting package with just a few mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available momentarily and, since the needed extension is already installed on our avant-garde cloud website hosting platform, you can start using it right away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many sites will use Memcached) and to the system memory that Memcached will use. The latter is offered in increments of 16 MB and you can add memory whenever you want. Naturally, the more memory Memcached is allowed to use, the more content it will cache, so if you have a high-demand website with lots of content, you may require more memory to be able to make full use of the power that Memcached can give you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can add the Memcached distributed memory caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated hosting plans that we are offering and use its full potential for any script-driven site hosted on our servers. The upgrade is available through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can choose two things – the instances and the amount of memory. These things indicate the number of the sites that can use Memcached and the amount of system memory that it will use to cache your information. You can choose them separately, since a given instance is not tied to a fixed amount of memory, so you can use plenty of memory for one large-scale Internet site, for instance. This upgrade comes in increments of 16 MB and you can order as much memory as you like. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-driven site regardless of its nature, including those that are based on widespread web apps like Drupal, Joomla or WordPress, and plenty of companies like Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to optimize the loading speed of their websites.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached is offered by default with each and every VPS server offered by our company on the condition that you select Hepsia as your Control Panel, so you will not need to pay any extra cash to be able to take advantage of the full potential of this object caching system. The more powerful package you choose, the more system memory Memcached will have for information storage purposes, but you will 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 plan. This will enable you to use Memcached for multiple Internet sites, irrespective of how large they are, which in turn goes to say that you can use a lower-end package for them without overloading your VPS. The caching system is perfect for script-based web apps like OpenCart, WordPress, Joomla or Mambo, and you can utilize it even with a custom-developed app. Shortly after you activate the Memcached system, it will begin caching content and you will notice the optimized overall performance of your websites.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

You can make use of the full potential of Memcached with each dedicated server offered by our company in case you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A special Control Panel section is dedicated to the memory caching system and you can start using Memcached for any site hosted on the dedicated server with just a couple of mouse clicks. You can increase the performance of any Internet site, regardless of what script-powered web app you are using or how busy the website is, as the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to employ is 3 GB and this amount increases seriously with the higher-end dedicated servers. Shortly after the caching system is enabled, it will start caching data anytime someone accesses your website, so, once sufficient info has been cached, you will detect the reduced load on your dedicated machine and the optimized overall performance of the website. The Memcached caching system is being used by many sites, among them famous portals such as Zynga, Reddit and Wikipedia, which is a confirmation of the effectiveness of the caching system.