Memcached is a content caching system, which is used to accelerate the loading speed of database-driven Internet sites by caching the calls and the responses between the website visitor and the server. To put it simply, every time a certain web page on such a site is requested, the script sends a query to its database to get the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to visit a different web page, the entire procedure is executed again and this results in plenty of database queries and excessive load on the server, even more so if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to call any content from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your site will increase and you’ll enjoy more happy visitors and they will be able to navigate through your website faster. In addition, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache when any data in the database is updated, so the visitors will never end up seeing out-of-date content.

Memcached in Website Hosting

Memcached is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every website hosting package that we’re offering and if you wish to use it for any script-driven Internet site that you host on our innovative cloud website hosting platform, you’ll be able to enable it in several easy steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be given the option to upgrade two separate things – the instances and the memory. The first one is related to the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached distributed memory object caching system simultaneously, so if you need it for several 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 content, so for multiple sites (or for one resource-absorbing site), you should get more memory for better performance. The memory comes in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be added at any moment. With the Memcached caching system, any script-powered Internet site hosted on our servers will open extremely fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can add the Memcached memory caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated hosting plans that we offer and use its full capacity for any script-driven Internet site hosted by us. The upgrade is offered through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can choose two things – the number of instances and the memory. These things define how many websites can use the Memcached caching platform and how much system memory it will use to cache your information. You can choose them independently, since a given instance is not bound to a fixed amount of memory, so you can use lots of memory for a single traffic-intensive website, for instance. This upgrade comes in increments of 16 megabytes and you can get as much memory as you want. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-powered site regardless of its nature, including those that are based on widely used web apps like WordPress, Drupal or Joomla, and many companies such as Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to improve the performance of their websites.

Memcached in VPS Servers

When you obtain a VPS server from our company, you’ll be able to use Memcached at no additional fee, as the distributed memory caching platform comes with all VPS servers that are ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you have resource-requiring websites, you can optimize their overall performance without any effort and the lowered load on the virtual machine will permit you to keep your current VPS package rather than moving to a more powerful one. The amount of memory that the Memcached caching platform can use to cache information depends on the package that you are using, but even with a low-end one, you’ll get no less than several hundred MB, which is significantly more than what you’d get with a shared hosting plan, so the website performance boost will be noticeable. You can take advantage of the Memcached platform with any database-powered web application, regardless of whether you have built it on your own or you’re using a ready-made one like OpenCart, Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached is available free of charge with all dedicated web hosting plans offered by us and the one and only requirement is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the object caching system for any database-driven website, including those based on widely used Internet apps – for instance, a WordPress online blog or a Joomla-powered social networking site. Each dedicated server comes with a specific amount of memory that the Memcached caching system can employ, but the minimum you’ll get is 3 gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to increase the speed of extremely popular websites seriously, as this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached data. The system will begin storing content the moment it is enabled, so shortly thereafter, you’ll distinguish the improved overall performance of your websites and the lowered server load. Numerous Internet sites use the Memcached system to boost their effectiveness, including popular ones like Reddit and Wikipedia.