Memcached is a distributed memory caching platform, which is used to boost the load speed of database-driven Internet sites by caching the calls and the replies between the visitor and the server. Simply put, anytime a particular page on such a site is opened, the script sends a database query to request the info that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to visit a different web page, the whole operation is executed again and this leads to numerous database calls and high server load, especially if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is accessed again, the script no longer has to fetch any info from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your website will increase and you will have more gratified visitors and they’ll be able to browse your website much faster. What’s more, Memcached updates its cache when any content in the database is edited, so the site visitors will never end up seeing outdated content.

Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting

The Memcached distributed memory caching system comes as an upgrade with every Linux cloud website hosting offered by us and you can start using it once you activate it, as the extension that it requires so as to work properly is already available on our avant-garde cloud hosting platform. You can request the upgrade through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every web hosting package and a brand new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of system memory, so as to give you more flexibility. The first one shows the number of the websites which can use Memcached, while the second one, which is available in increments of 16 MB, specifies the maximum size of the content that can be cached by the system. A regularly visited Internet site with a large database may need more memory so as to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so in case you would like to upgrade this service, you will be able to do it at any given time with a couple of clicks of the mouse.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can add the Memcached distributed memory object caching platform to any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer and use its full capacity for any script-driven Internet site hosted on our servers. The upgrade is available through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can select two features – the number of instances and the memory. These things define the number of the sites that can use the Memcached caching platform and the amount of system memory that it will use to store your information. You can choose them independently, since a given instance is not linked to a specific amount of memory, so you can use lots of memory for one resource-intensive Internet site, for instance. This feature comes in increments of 16 MB and you can order as much memory as you need. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-powered website regardless of its nature, including those that are based on widely used software apps like WordPress, Joomla or Drupal, and many companies such as Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to optimize the loading speed of their websites.

Memcached in VPS Hosting

You’ll get Memcached with any of the virtual private server packages that we offer when you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the memory caching platform via the Control Panel section with the exact same name. The setup requires a couple of clicks and you’ll notice the difference in the performance of your websites almost instantaneously. The amount of memory that the Memcached caching platform can take advantage of to store info depends on the given VPS plan that you have selected, but in any case it will not be less than several hundred MB, which is more than enough even for several intense-traffic websites. You can use the Memcached platform with websites based on Joomla, WordPress or any other Internet app and decrease the load on your Virtual Private Server, which will allow you to continue using the current VPS plan instead of migrating to a more powerful one, as you simply won’t need it. Memcached is already being used by popular websites like Wikipedia, Zynga and Reddit, which is a confirmation of its efficacy.

Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting

Each dedicated server that is ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can start using this caching system once the dedicated server is fully operational, without having to upgrade or install anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the dedicated server that you have chosen, but as our servers are unbelievably powerful and considering the fact that it’s likely that you will host resource-hungry sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use will be three gigabytes. This will allow you to boost the performance of very heavy websites effortlessly and you will detect the difference shortly after Memcached begins caching database requests. You can make full use of the Memcached caching system with any database-powered site, including those that are based on famous CMSs such as Joomla and WordPress.