Memcached is an object caching platform, which is used to increase the loading speed of database-driven Internet sites by caching the requests and the replies between the user and the server. Simply put, every time a certain page on such a site is visited, the script connects to its database to get the info that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to go to another web page, the entire operation is carried out again and this results in plenty of database queries and high server load, particularly if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer has to cull any data from the database, since everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more satisfied visitors and they will be able to surf through your site faster. Moreover, the Memcached platform updates its cache when any information in the database is modified, so the website visitors will never end up seeing old content.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

You can use the Memcached distributed memory caching system with all Linux cloud packages that we’re offering. It is available as an optional upgrade, which you can order with just a couple of mouse clicks through your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It needs a PHP extension, which is already installed on our cloud platform, so you can start using the Memcached caching system as soon as you add it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will offer you more flexibility depending on the Internet sites that you wish to use it for. The first part reveals the number of the websites that will use Memcached, or the ‘instances’, whereas the second one refers to the system memory, i.e. to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can order more system memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you have, the more content will be cached, which may be a really good idea for frequently visited sites with large databases and plenty of users. In this way, you can boost the performance of every script-powered website hosted on our servers with no effort.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you get one of our semi-dedicated server plans, you will find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you want to use it for any of the Internet sites hosted in your account, you can enable it with just a few mouse clicks. The content caching platform is ideal for any script-based application like Joomla, WordPress, or even a custom one, and based on your needs, you will be able to select two different things – how many sites will use the Memcached caching platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much data will be stored, i.e. the amount of system memory that the platform will use. The two things are not tied to each other, so if you manage a regularly visited website with lots of data, you can order one instance and a larger amount of system memory. The Memcached platform will optimize the performance of your websites soon after you activate it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy faster loading speeds.

Memcached in VPS

You will get Memcached with each of the virtual private server packages that we offer in case you select Hepsia as your Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the content caching platform via the section with the exact same name. The configuration takes several clicks and you’ll distinguish the difference in the performance of your sites almost instantaneously. The amount of system memory that the Memcached platform can use to cache info depends on the particular VPS plan that you’ve selected, but in any case it won’t be less than several hundred MB, which is quite enough even for several regularly visited websites. You can use the Memcached platform with sites driven by Joomla, WordPress or any other script and reduce the load on your server, which will enable you to continue using the current package instead of upgrading to a more powerful one, since you will simply not need it. Memcached is already being used by famous websites such as Zynga, Wikipedia and Reddit, which shows its efficiency.

Memcached in Dedicated Hosting

You can take advantage of the full potential of Memcached with every dedicated server that we’re offering in case you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel. A special Control Panel section is dedicated to the object caching system and you can begin using Memcached for any website hosted on the server with just a few clicks of the mouse. You can increase the overall performance of any Internet site, no matter what script-driven app you rely on or how popular the site is, since the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to employ is 3 GB and this amount increases considerably with the higher-end dedicated servers. Shortly after the caching system is activated, it will begin caching content every time someone visits your site, so, once sufficient data has been stored, you’ll see the lowered load on your dedicated server and the enhanced performance of the website. The Memcached system is being used by numerous sites, among them famous portals like Zynga, Wikipedia and Reddit, which confirms the efficiency of the Memcached caching system.