Memcached is a data caching system, which is used to optimize the loading speed of database-driven Internet sites by caching the queries and the responses between the visitor and the server. Simply put, every time a particular page on such a site is visited, the script connects to its database to get the information that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to visit some other web page, the whole procedure is carried out again and this results in lots of database requests and excessive load on the server, even more so if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer needs to extract any content from the database, since everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll have more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to browse your site much faster. Besides, Memcached "refreshes" its cache whenever any content in the database is altered, so the website visitors will never end up seeing old data.

Memcached in Shared Web Hosting

If you host script-based sites in a shared web hosting account with our company, you will be able to add the Memcached data caching system to your shared hosting package with just a couple of mouse clicks from your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantly and, since the necessary extension is pre-installed on our innovative cloud website hosting platform, you can begin using it straight away. To give you more versatility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many websites will use Memcached) and to the amount of memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter is available in increments of 16 MB and you can add as much memory as you need. Naturally, the more memory Memcached is allowed to use, the more content it will cache, so if you run a frequently visited website with a lot of data, you may need more memory so as to be able to take advantage of the power that Memcached can give you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you acquire one of our semi-dedicated server packages, you’ll find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you’d like to use it for any of the sites hosted in the semi-dedicated server hosting account, you can activate it with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. The caching platform is ideal for any script-powered software application like WordPress, Joomla, or even a custom-developed one, and depending on your needs, you will be able to choose two different things – how many Internet sites will use Memcached, in other words – the number of instances; and how much content will be stored, in other words – the amount of system memory that the platform will employ. The two things are not bound to each other, so if you run a busy website with lots of data, you can get one instance and a larger amount of system memory. The Memcached platform will enhance the overall performance of your websites shortly after you enable it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy much better load times.

Memcached in VPS Servers

You will get Memcached with any of the VPS server packages that we are offering when you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the data caching platform via the section with the same name. The setup requires several mouse clicks and you’ll distinguish the difference in the performance of your Internet sites almost instantaneously. The amount of system memory that the Memcached caching platform can use to cache content depends on the particular Virtual Private Server hosting package that you have chosen, but in any case it will not be less than several hundred megabytes, which is quite enough even for several regularly visited sites. You can use Memcached with websites driven by WordPress, Joomla or any other software application and lower the load on your VPS, which will permit you to continue using the current Virtual Private Server package instead of migrating to a more powerful one, since you will simply not need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by popular websites such as Reddit, Wikipedia and Zynga, which confirms its effectiveness.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Each dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can start using the content caching system the moment your dedicated server is fully ready, without the need to upgrade or install anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the server that you’ve selected, but as our servers are unbelievably powerful and due to the fact that it’s likely that you’ll host resource-intensive sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use is 3 gigabytes. This will permit you to improve the overall performance of extremely heavy websites without effort and you’ll notice the difference shortly after the Memcached system begins caching database calls. You can take full advantage of the Memcached caching system with any database-powered website, including those based on widely used Content Management Systems like WordPress and Joomla.