Memcached is a distributed memory caching platform, which is used to boost the load speed of database-powered websites by caching the queries and the replies between the website visitor and the server. To put it in simple terms, every time a particular web page on such a website is visited, the script queries its database to fetch the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to visit another page, the entire process is performed again and this generates a lot of database calls and excessive server load, particularly if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is accessed again, the script no longer has to fetch any information from the database, since everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall speed of your site will increase and you will have more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to browse your site faster. At the same time, the Memcached platform updates its cache if any information in the database is modified, so the website visitors will never end up seeing outdated content.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

Memcached is offered as an optional upgrade with each shared hosting account that we offer and in case you wish to use it for any script-powered Internet site that you host on our innovative cloud platform, you will be able to activate it in a few simple steps via your Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be given the option to upgrade two different features – the number of instances and the memory. The first one has to do with the number of the sites that can use the Memcached caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several Internet sites, you can get a number of instances. The second one refers to the maximum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use to cache content, so for many sites (or for one traffic-heavy site), you should order more memory for improved performance. The memory comes in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be ordered every time you need it. With the Memcached caching system, each script-driven website hosted on our servers will load extra-fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you decide to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account, you can take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, as the memory caching platform’s setup requires several clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension that is required is already installed on our servers, so you can start using the Memcached caching platform as soon as you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You’ll be able to choose how many Internet sites can use it and how much content can be cached, in other words – there’re two different upgradable features – the number of instances and the amount of system memory. You can get more of both, so if one of your websites becomes extremely popular, for instance, you can always order more memory. Our system is amazingly flexible in this regard and we do not bind a specific number of instances to a pre-defined amount of memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached caching platform to boost the speed of any script-driven Internet site, including those based on widely used web apps, such as Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in VPS Servers

If you order a VPS server from our company, you will be able to use Memcached at no additional cost, as the object caching platform is available with all servers ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. Even if you run resource-requiring websites, you’ll be able to accelerate their performance without effort and the reduced load on your virtual server will enable you to keep using your current VPS hosting plan instead of moving to a more powerful one. The amount of memory that Memcached can use to cache content depends on the plan that you are using, but even with a less powerful one, you will get no less than several hundred MB, which is considerably more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared hosting package, so the website performance boost will be considerable. You can use the Memcached platform with any database-driven web app, regardless of whether you’ve created it on your own or you’re using a ready-to-use one such as WordPress, Joomla or OpenCart.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

You can use the full potential of Memcached with each and every dedicated server offered by us if you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A section in it is dedicated to the memory caching system and you can begin using Memcached for any site hosted on the server with just a couple of clicks. You can boost the performance of any website, regardless of what script-based app you’re using or how heavy the site is, since the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to employ is three gigabytes and this amount increases tremendously with the higher-end dedicated servers. Shortly after the caching system is activated, it will start caching information anytime someone opens your site, so, as soon as enough data has been cached, you will notice the lowered load on your server and the improved performance of the site. The Memcached caching system is used by plenty of sites, including popular portals like Reddit, Zynga and Wikipedia, which confirms the efficiency of the caching system.