Memcached is a distributed memory caching system, which is used to increase the overall performance of database-driven websites by caching the requests and the replies between the website visitor and the server. Simply put, every time a particular page on such a website is requested, the script connects to its database to fetch the info that should be displayed to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to go to some other web page, the whole process is performed again and this results in plenty of database calls and excessive server load, especially if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer has to fetch any information from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall speed of your site will increase and you’ll enjoy more happy visitors and they’ll be able to browse your site much faster. Besides, the Memcached platform updates its cache if any data in the database is changed, so the site visitors will never see out-of-date data.

Memcached in Website Hosting

The Memcached caching system is offered as an upgrade with every website hosting that we’re offering and you can begin using it once you enable it, since the extension that it requires in order to work correctly is already present on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. You can request the upgrade from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with every hosting package and a new Control Panel section where you can manage Memcached will show up. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the instances and the amount of memory, so as to offer you more freedom. The first one shows the number of the websites which can use the Memcached caching system, whereas the second, which is offered in increments of 16 megabytes, defines the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A frequently visited site with a large-size database may need more memory to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so if you would like to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any point with a couple of mouse clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can add the Memcached content caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated servers offered by our company and use its full capacity for any script-powered website hosted on our servers. The upgrade is offered through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can choose two things – the number of instances and the amount of system memory. These things define how many websites can use Memcached and the amount of memory that it will use to store your information. You can choose them independently, since one instance is not bound to a particular amount of memory, so you can use plenty of memory for one resource-demanding website, for instance. This upgrade comes in increments of 16 MB and you can order as much memory as you need. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-driven site regardless of its type, including those that are based on popular Internet apps like WordPress, Drupal or Joomla, and plenty of companies such as Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to accelerate the speed of their websites.

Memcached in VPS Servers

You will get Memcached with each of the VPS server packages that we offer if you select Hepsia as your Control Panel and you will be able to activate the content caching platform via the Control Panel section with the same name. The activation takes a few clicks and you will see the difference in the overall performance of your websites almost instantaneously. The amount of memory that the Memcached platform can employ to store data depends on the particular VPS package that you have chosen, but in any case it won’t be less than several hundred MB, which is more than enough even for several traffic-consuming Internet sites. You can use the Memcached platform with sites driven by Joomla, WordPress or any other app and reduce the load on your virtual server, which will allow you to continue using the current VPS package instead of upgrading to a more powerful one, as you simply won’t need it. Memcached is already being used by famous websites like Zynga, Reddit and Wikipedia, which shows its effectiveness.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached is available for free with all dedicated servers offered by our company and the one and only condition is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the memory caching system for any database-driven Internet site, including those based on popular web apps – for instance, a WordPress online diary or a Joomla-driven social network. Each dedicated server comes with a particular amount of memory that Memcached can use, but the minimum amount you will get is 3 GB, which is quite enough to accelerate the load speed of very large websites enormously, as this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached content. The Memcached system will start storing info as soon as it is enabled, so shortly thereafter, you’ll note the optimized performance of your websites and the decreased load on the server. Many Internet sites use the Memcached system to boost their efficacy, among them popular ones like Reddit and Wikipedia.