Memcached is a data caching platform, which is used to optimize the speed of database-driven sites by caching the calls and the replies between the user and the server. Simply put, anytime a particular web page on such a site is accessed, the script sends a query to its database to fetch the info that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to open some other page, the whole operation is repeated and this generates plenty of database requests and high server load, particularly if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is accessed again, the script no longer has to extract any data from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your website will "soar" and you will get more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your site faster. Moreover, the Memcached platform updates its cache if any data in the database is edited, so the site users will never wind up seeing old data.

Memcached in Hosting

Memcached is offered as an upgrade with each hosting account offered by our company and in case you would like to use it for any script-based site that you host on our innovative cloud platform, you will be able to enable it in several easy steps through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be offered the option to upgrade two separate features – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the sites that can use the Memcached memory caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several websites, you can get a handful of instances. The second one has to do with the total amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use in order to cache data, so for numerous sites (or for one single traffic-consuming site), you’d better order more memory for better results. The memory is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be added at any time. With Memcached, any script-based site hosted on our cloud servers will open much faster.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you order any of our semi-dedicated server plans, you’ll find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades part of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you would like to use it for any of the sites hosted in your account, you can activate it with just a couple of clicks. The memory caching platform is suitable for any script-driven web app such as Joomla, WordPress, or even a custom-made one, and based on your demands, you’ll be able to select two different things – how many sites will use the Memcached caching platform, in other words – the number of instances; and how much information will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory that the platform will use. The two things are not tied to each other, so if you manage a traffic-intensive website with a lot of data, you can get one instance and a large amount of system memory. The Memcached caching platform will accelerate the overall performance of your sites soon after you enable it and both you and your visitors will enjoy better load times.

Memcached in VPS

Memcached is included by default with each virtual private server that we offer provided that you select Hepsia as your Control Panel, so you will not need to pay anything extra to be able to take advantage of the maximum potential of this data caching system. The more powerful Virtual Private Server plan you select, the more system memory Memcached will have for data storage purposes, but you will have no less than several hundred MB at all times, which is much more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared hosting plan. This will allow you to use Memcached for lots of websites, no matter how large they are, which in turn means that you can use a lower-end plan for them without overloading the Virtual Private Server. The Memcached caching system is ideal for script-driven software apps like Joomla, WordPress, OpenCart or Mambo, and you can utilize it even with a custom app. Soon after you activate the Memcached system, it will start caching content and you will note the enhanced overall performance of your sites.

Memcached in Dedicated Hosting

You can make use of the full potential of Memcached with each dedicated server offered by us in case you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel. A section in it is dedicated to the content caching system and you can begin using Memcached for any Internet site hosted on the dedicated machine with just a few mouse clicks. You can optimize the performance of any site, irrespective of what script-driven software app you’re using or how heavy the site is, as the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to employ is three gigabytes and this amount grows significantly with the more powerful dedicated servers. Soon after the system is enabled, it will start caching information every time somebody browses your site, so, as soon as enough content has been cached, you will distinguish the decreased load on your dedicated server and the improved performance of the Internet site. The Memcached system is used by numerous websites, including popular portals such as Zynga, Reddit and Wikipedia, which is an evidence of the efficiency of the Memcached caching system.