Memcached is an object caching platform, which is used to increase the performance of database-driven Internet sites by caching the calls and the responses between the visitor and the server. To put it simply, anytime a particular web page on such a website is accessed, the script queries its database to get the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to go to a different web page, the entire procedure is carried out again and this results in multiple database calls and higher server load, particularly if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is accessed again, the script no longer needs to request any info from the database, since everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall speed of your site will "soar" and you will enjoy more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your website much faster. Besides, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache if any info in the database is edited, so the website users will never wind up seeing outdated content.

Memcached in Web Hosting

Memcached is available as an optional upgrade with each and every web hosting account offered by our company and in case you want to use it for any script-based website that you host on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform, you’ll be able to enable it in a couple of simple steps through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you will be given the option to upgrade two different things – the instances and the memory. The first one is related to the number of the websites that can use Memcached simultaneously, so if you need it for several Internet sites, you can get a number of instances. The second one refers to the maximum amount of memory that the system will be permitted to use in order to cache data, so for a lot of sites (or for one single resource-intensive site), you’d better order more memory for better results. The memory is offered in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be added at any moment. With the Memcached caching system, any script-driven site hosted on our servers will open amazingly fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you acquire any of our semi-dedicated server packages, you will find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades part of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you’d like to use it for any of the sites hosted in the semi-dedicated server hosting account, you can enable it with only a couple of clicks. The platform is perfect for any script-based software app like Joomla, WordPress, or even a custom-built app, and based on your demands, you will be able to select two different features – how many websites will use the Memcached platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much information will be stored, in other words – the amount of memory that the platform will use. The two features are not tied to each other, so if you’ve got a traffic-intensive Internet site with lots of data, you can get one instance and a larger amount of system memory. Memcached will optimize the performance of your Internet sites soon after you enable it and both you and your visitors will enjoy faster load times.

Memcached in VPS Hosting

If you order a virtual private server from us, you’ll be able to use Memcached at no extra charge, as the distributed memory object caching platform is offered with all Virtual Private Servers that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. Even if you run large sites, you can optimize their overall performance with no effort and the lowered load on your VPS server will permit you to keep your current Virtual Private Server hosting plan rather than upgrading to a more powerful one. The amount of memory that Memcached can use to cache content depends on the plan that you’re using, but even with a less powerful one, you’ll get at least several hundred MB, which is considerably more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared web hosting plan, so the website performance boost will be substantial. You can use the Memcached platform with any database-powered web app, irrespective of whether you’ve developed it yourself or you’re using a ready-to-use one like WordPress, Joomla or OpenCart.

Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting

Memcached comes for free with all Linux dedicated web hosting that we are offering and the sole condition is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the distributed memory caching system for any database-driven site, including those based on popular web applications – for example, a WordPress online journal or a Joomla-driven community site. Each dedicated machine is tied to a certain amount of system memory that the Memcached caching system can use, but the minimum amount you will get is 3 gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to accelerate the loading speed of extremely heavy websites seriously, as this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached info. The Memcached system will start storing info as soon as it is enabled, so soon thereafter, you’ll observe the improved overall performance of your Internet sites and the reduced load on your dedicated server. Plenty of sites use the Memcached caching system to enhance their efficacy, including famous ones such as Wikipedia and Reddit.