Memcached is a distributed memory object caching system, which is used to enhance the speed of database-powered websites by caching the requests and the replies between the user and the server. To put it differently, anytime a certain web page on such a website is visited, the script sends a database query to get the information that should be shown to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to open a different web page, the entire operation is carried out again and this results in numerous database requests and excessive load on the server, especially if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to cull any data from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your site will increase and you’ll get more happy visitors and they’ll be able to browse your site faster. Also, Memcached updates its cache whenever any information in the database is updated, so the visitors will never end up seeing old data.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

Memcached comes as an optional upgrade with each and every cloud hosting account that we are offering and if you’d like to use it for any script-driven Internet site that you host on our advanced cloud website hosting platform, you will be able to add it in several simple steps through your Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you will get the option to upgrade two different things – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached object caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several websites, you can order a handful of instances. The second one refers to the maximum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use to cache information, so for multiple sites (or for one single busy site), you should get more memory for better performance. The memory is offered in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be ordered at any moment. With the Memcached caching system, each script-powered Internet site hosted on our servers will open blazing-fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you decide to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you can take advantage of Memcached with ease, since the data caching platform’s setup takes a few clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension that is required is pre-installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can begin using Memcached as soon as you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You’ll be able to select how many websites can use it and how much info can be cached, i.e. there’re two different upgradable features – the number of instances and the amount of memory. You can order more of both, so if one of your websites becomes very busy, for instance, you can always get more memory. Our system is amazingly flexible in this regard and we do not bind a particular number of instances to a pre-defined amount of memory. You can use the Memcached caching platform to increase the loading speed of any script-powered website, including those that are based on widely used Internet apps, such as WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in VPS Servers

You will get Memcached with any of the VPS server packages that we are offering if you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you will be able to activate the memory caching platform via the Control Panel section with the same name. The configuration takes a few clicks of the mouse and you will detect the difference in the overall performance of your sites almost instantly. The amount of system memory that Memcached can employ to store information depends on the particular Virtual Private Server hosting package that you have chosen, but in any case it will be at least several hundred megabytes, which is quite enough even for multiple high-demand websites. You can use the Memcached platform with sites driven by WordPress, Joomla or any other Internet app and reduce the load on your virtual machine, which will allow you to continue using the current Virtual Private Server plan instead of switching to a more powerful one, since you simply won’t need it. Memcached is already being used by popular websites such as Zynga, Wikipedia and Reddit, which proves its efficiency.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached is available for free with all dedicated servers offered by us and the sole condition is that the dedicated machine must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the caching system for any database-powered website, including those based on widely used web-based applications – for instance, a WordPress online journal or a Joomla-powered social networking site. Each dedicated server comes with a particular amount of system memory that Memcached can employ, but the minimum amount you’ll get is three gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to boost the load speed of very heavy sites immensely, since this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached data. The Memcached system will begin caching content as soon as it’s enabled, so shortly thereafter, you will note the optimized overall performance of your sites and the reduced load on your dedicated server. Plenty of Internet sites use the Memcached caching system to enhance their efficiency, among them popular ones such as Reddit and Wikipedia.