Memcached is a content caching system, which is used to accelerate the performance of database-powered Internet sites by caching the calls and the replies between the visitor and the server. To put it differently, every time a particular web page on such a website is visited, the script sends a database query to fetch the information that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to open a different web page, the whole procedure is executed again and this leads to numerous database requests and high 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 has to call any data from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more happy visitors and they will be able to surf through your website much faster. In addition, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache when any data in the database is modified, so the site visitors will never see old content.

Memcached in Website Hosting

Memcached is offered as an upgrade with each and every website hosting package offered by our company and in case you would like to use it for any script-powered site that you host on our avant-garde cloud hosting platform, you’ll be able to enable it in several simple steps through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you will get the option to upgrade two separate features – the instances and the system memory. The first one has to do with the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached 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 total amount of memory that Memcached will be permitted to use in order to cache information, so for many sites (or for one single resource-absorbing site), you may want to get more memory for better results. The memory is available in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be ordered at any moment. With Memcached, each script-powered site hosted on our servers will open blazing-fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can add the Memcached memory caching platform to any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting offered by us and use its full potential for any script-driven site hosted on our servers. The upgrade is available through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can select two things – the number of instances and the amount of system memory. These things define how many sites can use the Memcached caching platform and the amount of memory that it will use to store your data. You can select them independently, since a given instance is not linked to a particular amount of system memory, so you can use plenty of memory for one traffic-hungry site, for example. This feature is available in increments of 16 MB and you can order as much memory as you wish. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-powered site irrespective of its type, including those that are based on widely used software apps like Drupal, Joomla or WordPress, and many companies like Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to optimize the performance of their sites.

Memcached in VPS

You’ll get Memcached with any of the virtual private server packages that we are offering in case you select Hepsia as your Control Panel and you will be able to activate the distributed memory caching platform via the section with the exact same name. The setup takes a few clicks and you will distinguish the difference in the performance of your Internet sites almost instantaneously. The amount of memory that Memcached can take advantage of to cache content depends on the particular VPS package that you’ve selected, but in any case it will not be less than several hundred MB, which is quite enough even for multiple resource-heavy Internet sites. You can use Memcached with Internet sites based on WordPress, Joomla or any other software app and reduce the load on your server, which will permit you to keep using the current Virtual Private Server plan rather than switching to a more powerful one, as you will simply not need it. Memcached is already being used by popular websites like Zynga, Wikipedia and Reddit, which is a confirmation of its effectiveness.

Memcached in Dedicated Hosting

Memcached comes free of charge with all dedicated servers hosting packages that we offer and the only requirement is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the memory caching system for any database-powered site, including those that are based on widely used apps – for example, a WordPress online journal or a Joomla-powered social networking site. Each dedicated server comes with a given amount of memory that the Memcached system can use, but the minimum you’ll get is 3 GB, which is sufficient enough to improve the speed of very popular sites seriously, as this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached content. The system will start storing content once it is enabled, so shortly after that, you will distinguish the enhanced overall performance of your sites and the reduced load on your dedicated server. Lots of sites use Memcached to increase their effectiveness, among them famous ones like Reddit and Wikipedia.