Memcached is a distributed memory object caching platform, which is used to boost the overall performance of database-driven websites by caching the queries and the responses between the visitor and the server. Simply put, anytime a particular page on such a site is requested, the script connects to its database to get the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to open some other web page, the whole operation is repeated and this generates a lot of database queries and excessive load on the server, especially if the website has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is requested again, the script no longer has to call any information from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your website will increase and you will get more happy visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your website faster. In addition, Memcached updates its cache every time any content in the database is altered, so the website users will never see out-of-date content.

Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting

You can use the Memcached object caching system with all cloud web hosting that we offer. It is offered as an optional upgrade, which you can order with just a few mouse clicks through your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It requires an extension, which is already installed on our cloud hosting platform, so you can begin using Memcached as soon as you add it. The upgrade is divided into two parts, which will offer you more versatility depending on the websites that you want to use it for. The first part determines the number of the Internet sites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the ‘instances’, whereas the second one is related to the system memory, i.e. to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can order more system memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you have added, the more content will be cached, which may be a pretty good idea for high-traffic sites with very large databases and many simultaneous visitors. Thus, you can boost the loading speed of every script-driven website hosted on our cloud servers without any effort.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you buy any of our semi-dedicated server plans, you will find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades part of the Hepsia Control Panel, so if you wish to use it for any of the Internet sites hosted in your semi-dedicated account, you can enable it with just a couple of mouse clicks. The platform is ideal for any script-powered app such as WordPress, Joomla, or even a custom-made application, and depending on your demands, you’ll be able to choose two different features – how many sites will use the Memcached caching platform, in other words – the number of instances; and how much content will be stored, in other words – the amount of memory that the platform will employ. The two features are not tied to each other, so if you manage a traffic-intensive site with a lot of data, you can order one instance and a large amount of system memory. The Memcached caching platform will accelerate the performance of your websites soon after you activate it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy better loading speeds.

Memcached in VPS Web Hosting

When you obtain a virtual private server from our company, you will be able to use Memcached at no extra charge, as the object caching platform comes with all VPS servers that are ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you own resource-heavy Internet sites, you’ll be able to optimize their overall performance with no effort and the reduced load on your VPS will permit you to continue using your current Virtual Private Server hosting plan rather than moving to a more powerful one. The amount of memory that the Memcached platform can use to cache data depends on the plan that you’re using, but even with a low-end one, you’ll have at least several hundred megabytes, which is considerably more than what you’d get with a shared web hosting plan, so the website performance boost will be considerable. You can take advantage of the Memcached platform with any database-powered app, irrespective of whether you have built it yourself or you’re using a ready-made one such as WordPress, Joomla or OpenCart.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting

You can unleash the full potential of Memcached with every dedicated server that we’re offering in case you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A special Control Panel section is dedicated to the data caching system and you can start using Memcached for any site hosted on the dedicated machine with only a couple of clicks. You can accelerate the performance of any website, no matter what script-powered web application you are using or how heavy the site is, as the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 gigabytes and this amount rises seriously with the more powerful dedicated servers. Shortly after the system is activated, it will begin caching information every time someone opens your website, so, as soon as sufficient content has been cached, you will see the decreased load on your server and the optimized overall performance of your Internet site. The Memcached system is being used by many websites, including popular portals such as Zynga, Reddit and Wikipedia, which confirms the efficiency of the Memcached caching system.