Memcached is a distributed memory object caching platform, which is used to accelerate the performance of database-driven Internet sites by caching the requests and the replies between the website visitor and the server. In other words, anytime a particular web page on such a site is opened, the script queries its database to request the info that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to go to some other web page, the whole operation is carried out again and this generates multiple database calls and higher 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 pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to call any content from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your website will increase and you will enjoy more happy visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your website much faster. Plus, Memcached updates its cache when any content in the database is altered, so the website visitors will never see old content.

Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting

Memcached is offered as an upgrade with each cloud web hosting package that we are offering and in case you’d like to use it for any script-based website that you host on our advanced cloud platform, you will be able to order it in several simple steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you will be given the option to upgrade two different things – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the sites that can use the Memcached data caching system simultaneously, so if you need it for several websites, you can order a number of instances. The second one has to do with the total amount of memory that the system will be allowed to use in order to cache content, so for multiple sites (or for one resource-hungry site), you’d better get more memory for better results. The memory is available in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be added at any time. With the Memcached caching system, each script-powered site hosted on our servers will open incredibly fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you get one of our semi-dedicated server plans, you’ll find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you want to use it for any of the websites hosted in your semi-dedicated account, you can activate it with just a few clicks. The distributed memory caching platform is suitable for any script-driven web app such as Joomla, WordPress, or even a custom-made application, and based on your needs, you will be able to choose two separate features – how many Internet sites will use the Memcached caching platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much info will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory that the platform will use. The two things are not tied to each other, so if you own a regularly visited website with a lot of content, you can order one instance and a larger amount of memory. Memcached will enhance the performance of your sites shortly after you activate it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy much better loading times.

Memcached in VPS Servers

You’ll get Memcached with any of the VPS server packages that we’re offering when you select Hepsia as your Control Panel and you will be able to activate the platform through the Control Panel section with the exact same name. The configuration requires a couple of clicks of the mouse and you’ll distinguish the difference in the performance of your sites almost momentarily. The amount of system memory that Memcached can employ to store data depends on the given VPS hosting package that you’ve selected, but in any case it will be at least several hundred MB, which is quite enough even for multiple popular websites. You can use Memcached with websites based on WordPress, Joomla or any other application and decrease the load on your Virtual Private Server, which will enable you to keep using the current Virtual Private Server hosting plan rather than upgrading to a more powerful one, as you will simply not need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by popular websites such as Reddit, Wikipedia and Zynga, which proves its efficacy.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Any dedicated server that’s ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can begin using the memory caching system the moment the server is up and running, without having to activate or upgrade anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can use depends on the server that you’ve picked, but as our servers are unbelievably powerful and considering the fact that it’s likely that you will host resource-consuming Internet sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use is 3 GB. This will enable you to optimize the overall performance of very large websites with ease and you will observe the difference soon after Memcached starts caching database queries. You can make the most of the Memcached caching system with any database-powered web portal, including those based on widely used CMSs like WordPress and Joomla.