Memcached is a distributed memory caching system, which is used to improve the overall performance of database-driven Internet sites by caching the queries and the replies between the visitor and the server. Put simply, every time a given web page on such a website is visited, the script sends a query to its database to get the information that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to open a different page, the entire procedure is repeated and this results in a lot of database queries and high server load, even more so if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is opened again, the script no longer has to request any data from the database, since everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your site will "soar" and you will get more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your site faster. Furthermore, Memcached "refreshes" its cache every time any information in the database is modified, so the website users will never wind up seeing outdated content.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

You can take advantage of Memcached with all cloud hosting that we offer. It’s available as an optional upgrade, which you can activate with just a few mouse clicks via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It requires a PHP extension, which is already installed on our cloud hosting platform, so you can start using the Memcached caching system once you order it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will give you more flexibility depending on the Internet sites that you would like to use it for. The first one concerns the number of the Internet sites that will use Memcached, or the ‘instances’, whereas the second one is related to the memory, in other words – to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can add more system memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you have added, the more content will be cached, which may be a really good idea for traffic-heavy websites with large databases and lots of users. In this way, you can boost the loading speed of every script-based site hosted on our servers with no effort.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you obtain one of our semi-dedicated server packages, you’ll find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades part of your Hepsia Control Panel, so if you wish to use it for any of the sites hosted in your account, you can enable it with just a couple of mouse clicks. The content caching platform is perfect for any script-powered software application like WordPress, Joomla, or even a custom-built application, and based on your needs, you’ll be able to choose two different things – how many Internet sites will use Memcached, in other words – the number of instances; and how much info will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory that the platform will use. The two things are not tied to each other, so if you own a traffic-consuming website with a lot of content, you can get one instance and a larger amount of system memory. The Memcached platform will increase the performance of your Internet sites soon after you activate it and both you and your visitors will enjoy much better load times.

Memcached in VPS Web Hosting

You’ll get Memcached with each of the virtual private server packages offered by our company if you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you will be able to activate the platform through the Control Panel section with the exact same name. The configuration requires several clicks of the mouse and you will see the difference in the performance of your sites almost momentarily. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use to cache content depends on the particular VPS package that you’ve chosen, but at any rate it won’t be less than several hundred megabytes, which is more than enough even for several content-heavy Internet sites. You can use Memcached with sites powered by WordPress, Joomla or any other web-based application and decrease the load on your Virtual Private Server, which will enable you to keep using the current VPS hosting package instead of switching to a more powerful one, since you will simply not need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by popular websites such as Wikipedia, Zynga and Reddit, which is a proof of its effectiveness.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting

Memcached comes for free with all dedicated servers hosting that we offer and the sole condition is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the data caching system for any database-driven site, including those that are based on widely used web applications – for example, a WordPress online diary or a Joomla-driven social network. Each dedicated server is tied to a particular amount of system memory that Memcached can employ, but the minimum you will get is 3 gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to improve the loading speed of extremely heavy websites significantly, since this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached data. The system will begin storing data once it’s enabled, so shortly thereafter, you’ll distinguish the optimized performance of your websites and the lowered load on the dedicated machine. Many Internet sites use the Memcached system to improve their efficacy, including famous ones like Wikipedia and Reddit.