Memcached is a distributed memory object caching system, which is used to enhance the loading speed of database-powered Internet sites by caching the requests and the replies between the visitor and the server. In simple terms, anytime a certain web page on such a site is accessed, the script sends a query to its database to get the info that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to open some other web page, the whole procedure is repeated and this leads to numerous database calls and excessive server load, even more so if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is opened again, the script no longer has to request any information from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your site will increase and you will enjoy more gratified visitors and they will be able to surf through your site faster. Also, the Memcached platform updates its cache every time any data in the database is edited, so the website visitors will never see out-of-date content.

Memcached in Web Hosting

Memcached is offered as an optional upgrade with each web hosting plan that we offer and in case you want to use it for any script-driven website that you host on our advanced cloud platform, you will be able to add it in several easy steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be given the option to upgrade two different features – the instances and the memory. The first one has to do with the number of the sites that can use the Memcached memory caching system simultaneously, so if you need it for several websites, you can order a handful of instances. The second one refers to the maximum amount of memory that Memcached will be permitted to use in order to cache content, so for plenty of sites (or for one resource-intensive site), you may want to order more memory for better performance. The memory comes in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be added every time you need it. With Memcached, each script-driven website hosted on our servers will open unbelievably fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can get the Memcached memory caching system as an optional upgrade with each of our semi-dedicated servers and since it works with any script-based web application, you can use it for every site that you host on our servers, regardless of what application you have used – Joomla, Mambo or WordPress, a custom-created application, etc. You can request the upgrade via the respective section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated account, and you can choose two different things – the instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. To put it in simple terms, these things indicate the number of the sites that will use the Memcached system and the maximum amount of system memory that the system will be able to use in order to store your information. The two things are offered independently for more freedom and one instance does not come bundled with a pre-defined amount of memory. You can make full use of Memcached with any sort of site and both you and the website visitors will swiftly spot the difference in the performance.

Memcached in VPS Servers

If you purchase a VPS server from us, you’ll be able to use Memcached at no extra price, as the content caching platform is offered with all Virtual Private Servers that are ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you have content-rich websites, you will be able to improve their performance with ease and the lowered load on your VPS will permit you to keep your current Virtual Private Server plan instead of moving to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that the Memcached platform can use to store information depends on the plan that you’re using, but even with a less powerful one, you will have no less than several hundred MB, which is considerably more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared hosting package, so the website performance boost will be incredible. You can take advantage of the Memcached platform with any database-powered web app, no matter if you have created it yourself or you’re using a ready-to-use one such as Joomla, OpenCart or WordPress.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached comes for free with all dedicated servers offered by us and the one and only requirement is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the distributed memory caching system for any database-powered Internet site, including those based on widely used software applications – for example, a WordPress online diary or a Joomla-powered social networking site. Each server is tied to a particular amount of system memory that Memcached can use, but the minimum amount you will get is three gigabytes, which is quite enough to enhance the loading speed of extremely popular websites significantly, since this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached data. The system will start storing information as soon as it’s activated, so soon thereafter, you will observe the enhanced overall performance of your sites and the lowered server load. Lots of websites use Memcached to increase their efficiency, including famous ones such as Reddit and Wikipedia.