Memcached is an object caching system, which is used to boost the performance of database-driven Internet sites by caching the calls and the replies between the website visitor and the server. In simple terms, anytime a specific web page on such a site is requested, the script sends a query to its database to fetch the information that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to go to a different page, the whole procedure is carried out again and this leads to plenty of database requests and high server load, even more so if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is accessed again, the script no longer has to request any information from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll have more happy visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your site much faster. Plus, Memcached "refreshes" its cache every time any info in the database is modified, so the site visitors will never end up seeing outdated data.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

Memcached is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every cloud hosting plan that we offer and if you would like to use it for any script-driven website that you host on our innovative cloud web hosting platform, you’ll be able to order it in several easy steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be given the option to upgrade two separate features – the instances and the system memory. The first one is related to the number of the Internet sites that can use Memcached at the same time, so if you need it for several websites, you can order a number of instances. The second one has to do with the maximum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use to cache data, so for multiple websites (or for one single large-size site), you’d better order more memory for better results. The memory is offered in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be ordered every time you need it. With the Memcached caching system, every script-driven website hosted on our servers will open faster than the speed of light.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you purchase one of our semi-dedicated server plans, you’ll find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades part of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you wish to use it for any of the websites hosted in your semi-dedicated server hosting account, you can activate it with only a few clicks. The caching platform is perfect for any script-powered software application like WordPress, Joomla, or even a tailor-made app, and based on your necessities, you’ll be able to select two different things – how many websites will use the Memcached platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much data will be stored, i.e. the amount of memory that the platform will use. The two features are not bound to each other, so if you manage a traffic-consuming site with a lot of data, you can get one instance and a larger amount of system memory. The Memcached platform will increase the performance of your Internet sites shortly after you activate it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy faster load speeds.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached comes by default with every VPS server that we offer provided that you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel, so you won’t have to pay anything extra to be able to use the maximum potential of this data caching system. The more powerful package you choose, the more system memory Memcached will have for data storage purposes, but you’ll have no less than several hundred MB all the time, which is much more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared web hosting package. This will enable you to use Memcached for a lot of websites, regardless of how popular they are, which in turn means that you can use a low-end plan for them without overloading your virtual machine. The caching system is excellent for script-powered web apps like WordPress, OpenCart, Joomla or Mambo, and you can use it even with a custom-developed app. Soon after you activate the Memcached caching system, it will start storing information and you will distinguish the enhanced overall performance of your sites.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached is available for free with all Linux dedicated service offered by our company and the sole requirement is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the memory caching system for any database-powered Internet site, including those based on famous web applications – for example, a WordPress personal journal or a Joomla-driven community website. Each dedicated server comes with a given amount of system memory that the Memcached caching system can use, but the minimum you’ll get is three gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to increase the load speed of very heavy sites enormously, as this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached data. The system will start caching info as soon as it is activated, so soon thereafter, you’ll see the improved performance of your Internet sites and the reduced load on the dedicated machine. Lots of sites use Memcached to enhance their efficacy, among them famous ones such as Wikipedia and Reddit.