Memcached is a distributed memory object caching platform, which is used to supercharge the speed of database-driven sites by caching the requests and the replies between the user and the server. To put it differently, every time a certain page on such a site is requested, the script calls its database to fetch the info that should be shown to the website visitor. If the latter clicks on a link to visit some other page, the whole procedure is performed again and this results in numerous database requests and high load on the server, even more so if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is accessed again, the script no longer has to pull any information from the database, since everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your site will increase and you will have more gratified visitors and they will be able to surf through your site faster. Additionally, Memcached updates its cache if any data in the database is changed, so the website visitors will never end up seeing outdated content.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

Memcached comes as an upgrade with each and every shared hosting account that we offer and in case you want to use it for any script-powered website that you host on our avant-garde cloud web hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it in a few easy steps via your Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be offered the option to upgrade two separate features – the instances and the memory. The first one has to do with the number of the websites that can use Memcached simultaneously, so if you need it for several Internet sites, you can order a handful of instances. The second one has to do with the maximum amount of memory that Memcached will be allowed to use to cache data, so for many sites (or for one single resource-intensive site), you’d better get more memory for improved performance. The memory is available in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be ordered at any point. With the Memcached caching system, each script-driven website hosted on our cloud servers will load amazingly fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can add the Memcached memory caching platform to any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer and make use of its full potential for any script-powered website hosted on our servers. The upgrade is accessible through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can select two features – the instances and the amount of system memory. These things indicate how many sites can use the Memcached caching platform and the amount of memory that it will use to cache your info. You can choose them independently, since a given instance is not linked to a fixed amount of memory, so you can use plenty of memory for a single resource-requiring website, for example. This upgrade is offered in increments of 16 MB and you can order as much memory as you want. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-driven site irrespective of its type, including those based on widely used software applications like Joomla, Drupal or WordPress, and a lot of companies such as Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to optimize the overall performance of their sites.

Memcached in VPS

You’ll get Memcached with each of the virtual private server plans that we’re offering when you select Hepsia as your Control Panel and you will be able to activate the memory caching platform via the section with the exact same name. The activation requires a few clicks of the mouse and you’ll notice the difference in the performance of your websites almost instantaneously. The amount of memory that the Memcached platform can use to store content depends on the given Virtual Private Server package that you’ve chosen, but in any case it will not be less than several hundred megabytes, which is more than enough even for multiple high-demand sites. You can use Memcached with sites driven by WordPress, Joomla or any other software application and lower the load on your VPS server, which will permit you to keep using the current Virtual Private Server hosting plan instead of moving to a more powerful one, since you will simply not need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by popular websites such as Reddit, Zynga and Wikipedia, which is a confirmation of its efficiency.

Memcached in Dedicated Hosting

Each dedicated server that is ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can begin using this distributed memory object caching system as soon as your server is assembled, without the need to upgrade or install anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can use depends on the server that you have selected, but as our servers are extremely powerful and given the fact that it’s likely that you’ll host resource-requiring Internet sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use is 3 gigabytes. This will permit you to boost the overall performance of very heavy Internet sites with no effort and you’ll distinguish the difference soon after the Memcached system starts caching database calls. You can make full use of the caching system with any database-driven portal, including those based on popular Content Management Systems such as Joomla and WordPress.