Memcached is an object caching system, which is used to improve the performance of database-driven websites by caching the queries and the replies between the website visitor and the server. Simply put, anytime a given web page on such a website is opened, the script sends a query to its database to request the info that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks a link to open some other page, the whole operation is repeated and this leads to lots of database requests and higher load on the server, even more so if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is accessed again, the script no longer needs to extract any content from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more gratified visitors and they will be able to surf through your site much faster. Moreover, Memcached "refreshes" its cache every time any information in the database is edited, so the site users will never wind up seeing outdated data.

Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting

Memcached is offered as an optional upgrade with each cloud website hosting package offered by us and if you’d like to use it for any script-powered Internet site that you host on our advanced cloud website hosting platform, you’ll be able to activate it in several easy steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you will get the option to upgrade two separate things – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one is related to the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached caching system simultaneously, so if you need it for several websites, you can get a handful of instances. The second one has to do with the total amount of memory that Memcached will be allowed to use in order to cache info, so for numerous websites (or for one traffic-heavy site), you should order more memory for better results. The memory is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be ordered at any time. With Memcached, any script-powered site hosted on our cloud servers will open unbelievably fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can get Memcached as an optional upgrade with each of our semi-dedicated hosting plans and since it works with any script-driven web app, you can use it for every site that you host on our platform, irrespective of what app you have used – WordPress, Joomla or Mambo, a custom-developed application, etc. You can order the upgrade from the respective section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated account, and you can choose two separate features – the number of instances and the amount of memory that they will use. In simple terms, these things show how many Internet sites will use Memcached and the maximum amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to cache your data. The two features are ordered separately for more flexibility and one instance does not come with a pre-defined amount of memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached system with any type of website and both you and your website visitors will quickly see the difference in the overall performance.

Memcached in VPS Servers

You will get Memcached with each of the VPS server packages that we’re offering if you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel and you will be able to activate the distributed memory object caching platform via the Control Panel section with the very same name. The activation requires several clicks and you will notice the difference in the overall performance of your Internet sites almost instantly. The amount of memory that Memcached can use to cache content depends on the particular Virtual Private Server plan that you have picked, but at any rate it won’t be less than several hundred MB, which is quite enough even for several resource-requiring sites. You can use the Memcached platform with websites based on Joomla, WordPress or any other web-based application and lower the load on your VPS server, which will permit you to keep using the current plan instead of upgrading to a more powerful one, since you simply won’t need it. Memcached is already being used by popular websites like Reddit, Zynga and Wikipedia, which is a confirmation of its efficiency.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

If you purchase one of our dedicated web hosting plans and if you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel at signup, you’ll get the Memcached data caching platform by default and you can activate it for any Internet site that you host on your server without installing or upgrading anything. It will begin storing info as people open your website, so you’ll see the result of using it shortly thereafter. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the Memcached caching platform is 3 gigabytes and naturally, the more powerful the dedicate server plan, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will permit you to use the caching platform for numerous Internet sites or for a very heavy site without weakening its efficiency. The Memcached caching platform will enable you to enhance the loading speed of any database-driven site in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress online journal, an OpenCart e-shop, etc., and to optimize the overall performance of your server.