Memcached is a distributed memory caching platform, which is used to accelerate the loading speed of database-powered websites by caching the requests and the responses between the user and the server. To put it simply, anytime a particular web page on such a website is requested, the script sends a database query to get the information that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to visit another page, the entire procedure is carried out again and this leads to a lot of database calls and higher load on the server, even more so if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to extract any content from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall speed of your site will increase and you will enjoy more satisfied visitors and they will be able to navigate through your site much faster. Additionally, the Memcached platform updates its cache whenever any info in the database is updated, so the website users will never see old data.

Memcached in Web Hosting

Memcached is available as an optional upgrade with each and every web hosting plan that we are offering and in case you’d like to use it for any script-driven website that you host on our innovative cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to order it in a few simple steps through your Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you will get the option to upgrade two different features – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one has to do with the number of the websites that can use the Memcached object caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several Internet sites, you can order a handful of instances. The second one refers to the maximum amount of memory that Memcached will be allowed to use to cache data, so for numerous sites (or for one resource-demanding site), you should get more memory for improved performance. The memory comes in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be added at any point. With the Memcached caching system, each script-driven Internet site hosted on our cloud servers will load blazing-fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can get the Memcached object caching system as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting and since it works with any script-based web application, you can use it for each Internet site that you host on our platform, no matter what app you have used – Mambo, Joomla or WordPress, a custom-developed application, etc. You can order the upgrade via the respective section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated server account, and you can select two different features – the number of instances and the amount of memory that they will use. In simple terms, these things define how many sites will use the Memcached caching system and the amount of system memory that the system will be able to use to store your information. The two features are ordered separately for more freedom and one instance does not come bundled with a particular amount of system memory. You can make use of Memcached with any type of website and both you and your visitors will swiftly note the difference in the performance.

Memcached in VPS Web Hosting

You will get Memcached with any of the virtual private server plans that we offer when you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you will be able to activate the object caching platform via the section with the very same name. The activation takes a few clicks of the mouse and you will detect the difference in the overall performance of your websites almost momentarily. The amount of memory that the Memcached caching platform can employ to store data depends on the particular VPS package that you’ve chosen, but at any rate it won’t be less than several hundred megabytes, which is more than enough even for several intense-traffic sites. You can use Memcached with sites driven by WordPress, Joomla or any other app and reduce the load on your server, which will enable you to continue using the current VPS hosting plan instead of 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 Wikipedia, Reddit and Zynga, which is a proof of its efficiency.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting

When you get one of our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages and if you choose Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel on the order form, you’ll get the Memcached distributed memory object caching platform as standard and you can enable it for any site that you host on the dedicated machine without upgrading or installing anything. It will begin caching information as users access your site, so you will detect the results of using it shortly thereafter. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the caching platform is 3 GB and normally, the more powerful the dedicate server plan, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to use the caching platform for numerous Internet sites or for a very large site without weakening its efficacy. The Memcached platform will allow you to boost the loading speed of any database-powered Internet site in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress online diary, an OpenCart e-shop, etcetera, and to improve the performance of your server.