Memcached is an object caching system, which is used to boost the overall performance of database-driven websites by caching the calls and the replies between the user and the server. Simply put, anytime a particular page on such a site is opened, the script sends a query to its database to fetch the information that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to visit another page, the whole procedure is repeated and this results in multiple database requests and higher server load, particularly if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer has to request any info from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall speed of your website will "soar" and you will have more happy visitors and they’ll be able to browse your website much faster. Plus, Memcached updates its cache every time any information in the database is edited, so the website users will never end up seeing out-of-date data.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

The Memcached distributed memory caching system comes as an optional upgrade with each Linux cloud hosting offered by our company and you’ll be able to start using it the moment you enable it, as the PHP extension that it requires in order to run correctly is pre-installed on our advanced cloud website hosting platform. You can request the upgrade from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each web hosting package and a brand-new section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the instances and the amount of system memory, so as to give you more versatility. The first one shows the number of the websites that can use the Memcached caching system, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 16 megabytes, specifies the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A traffic-intensive website with a large-sized database may require more memory so as to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so if you would like to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any given moment with a couple of clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can add the Memcached distributed memory object caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated servers offered by our company and make use of its full potential for any script-driven website hosted by us. The upgrade is available through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can select two features – the number of instances and the amount of memory. These things show how many websites can use the Memcached platform and the amount of memory that it will use to cache your info. You can select them independently, since one instance is not bound to a fixed amount of memory, so you can use plenty of memory for one resource-requiring website, for instance. This feature is offered in increments of 16 MB and you can order as much memory as you like. The platform can be used with any script-driven site regardless of its type, including those that are based on widely used applications like Joomla, WordPress or Drupal, and plenty of companies such as Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to improve the performance of their websites.

Memcached in VPS Servers

You’ll get Memcached with each of the VPS server plans offered by us in case you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the memory caching platform via the section with the exact same name. The activation takes several clicks of the mouse and you will notice the difference in the overall performance of your sites almost instantaneously. The amount of system memory that the Memcached platform can use to store info depends on the given Virtual Private Server hosting package that you’ve picked, but in any case it won’t be less than several hundred megabytes, which is quite enough even for multiple content-rich websites. You can use the Memcached platform with Internet sites based on Joomla, WordPress or any other web-based app and decrease the load on your VPS, which will allow you to continue using the current Virtual Private Server hosting package rather than moving to a more powerful one, as you simply won’t need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by famous websites such as Wikipedia, Reddit and Zynga, which is a confirmation of its effectiveness.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

You can use 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 section in it is dedicated to the distributed memory caching system and you can start using Memcached for any Internet site hosted on the machine with just several clicks. You can accelerate the overall performance of any Internet site, no matter what script-based web application you rely on or how busy the Internet site is, as the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to use is three gigabytes and this amount increases substantially with the more powerful dedicated servers. Shortly after the caching system is enabled, it will start caching info each time someone visits your website, so, as soon as sufficient info has been stored, you will notice the lowered load on your server and the enhanced overall performance of your Internet site. Memcached is used by a lot of websites, among them famous portals such as Wikipedia, Zynga and Reddit, which is a confirmation of the effectiveness of the Memcached system.