Memcached is a memory caching system, which is used to improve the performance of database-powered websites by caching the requests and the responses between the visitor and the server. To put it differently, anytime a specific web page on such a website is visited, the script connects to its database to fetch the info that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to visit another web page, the whole operation is carried out again and this generates numerous database requests and excessive load on the server, even more so if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to request any content from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall speed of your website will "soar" and you will enjoy more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to browse your site faster. Additionally, Memcached updates its cache every time any information in the database is changed, so the users will never see old data.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

When you host script-based sites in a cloud hosting account with us, you will be able to add the Memcached object caching system to your shared web hosting plan with just a few mouse clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available immediately and, since the extension required for it is already installed on our leading-edge cloud platform, you can start using it right away. To give you more versatility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of system memory that Memcached will use. The latter is available in increments of 16 MB and you can order memory as many times as you want. Naturally, the more memory Memcached is permitted to use, the more content it will cache, so if you manage a resource-demanding website with lots of content, you may require more memory to be able to take advantage of the power that Memcached can offer you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get any of our semi-dedicated server packages, you’ll find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades part of the Hepsia Control Panel, so if you wish to use it for any of the Internet sites hosted in your semi-dedicated account, you can activate it with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. The data caching platform is suitable for any script-powered software application like Joomla, WordPress, or even an in-house built application, and depending on your needs, you’ll be able to choose two different things – how many websites will use Memcached, in other words – the number of instances; and how much content will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory that the platform will employ. The two things are not bound to each other, so if you run a busy website with a lot of content, you can get one instance and a large amount of system memory. Memcached will improve the overall performance of your websites soon after you activate it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy faster loading times.

Memcached in VPS Servers

You will get Memcached with each of the VPS server plans that we’re offering in case you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the content caching platform through the Control Panel section with the very same name. The activation takes a few clicks and you will distinguish the difference in the performance of your Internet sites almost instantly. The amount of system memory that the Memcached platform can use to cache data depends on the particular Virtual Private Server hosting plan that you’ve chosen, but in any case it will be at least several hundred MB, which is quite enough even for multiple content-heavy Internet sites. You can use the Memcached platform with websites based on Joomla, WordPress or any other application and decrease the load on your server, which will allow you to keep using the current Virtual Private Server plan instead of migrating to a more powerful one, since you simply won’t need it. Memcached is already being used by popular websites like Zynga, Wikipedia and Reddit, which is an evidence of its efficiency.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Any dedicated server that is ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can start using this memory caching system as soon as your server is completely operational, without having to upgrade or install anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the very server that you have selected, but as our servers are extremely powerful and given the fact that it’s likely that you will host resource-demanding websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use will be three gigabytes. This will permit you to improve the overall performance of very heavy websites with ease and you’ll observe the difference shortly after the Memcached system starts caching database requests. You can take advantage of the caching system with any database-powered site, including those based on famous CMSs like Joomla and WordPress.