Memcached is a data caching system, which is used to supercharge the performance of database-driven Internet sites by caching the requests and the responses between the user and the server. Put simply, anytime a particular web page on such a site is visited, the script connects to its database to fetch the info that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to visit some other web page, the whole operation is repeated and this leads to multiple database queries and higher server load, even more so if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer needs to request any information from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll have more gratified visitors and they will be able to browse your site much faster. What’s more, the Memcached platform updates its cache when any content in the database is updated, so the site users will never end up seeing outdated data.

Memcached in Shared Web Hosting

When you host script-driven websites in a shared web hosting account with us, you will be able to add the Memcached data caching system to your hosting package with just a couple of clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available immediately and, since the PHP extension required for it is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud website hosting platform, you can start using it straight away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many websites will use Memcached) and to the amount of system memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter is available in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order memory as many times as you want. Logically, the more memory Memcached is permitted to use, the more content it will cache, so if you run a popular website with a lot of data, you may need more memory to be able to make full use of the power that Memcached can give you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you purchase one of our semi-dedicated server plans, you’ll find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades part of the Hepsia Control Panel, so if you would like to use it for any of the websites hosted in the semi-dedicated account, you can activate it with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. The data caching platform is suitable for any script-based application like WordPress, Joomla, or even a custom application, and depending on your needs, you’ll be able to choose two different things – how many websites will use Memcached, i.e. the number of instances; and how much data will be stored, i.e. the amount of memory that the platform will use. The two things are not tied to each other, so if you have a frequently visited website with lots of content, you can get one instance and a large amount of system memory. The Memcached caching platform will accelerate the overall performance of your websites shortly after you enable it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy faster loading times.

Memcached in VPS Hosting

You will get Memcached with any of the virtual private server plans that we are offering if you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the object caching platform through the section with the exact same name. The setup requires several clicks and you’ll detect the difference in the overall performance of your sites almost instantly. The amount of system memory that Memcached can employ to cache information depends on the particular Virtual Private Server plan that you’ve selected, but in any case it will not be less than several hundred MB, which is more than enough even for several resource-requiring Internet sites. You can use the Memcached platform with sites powered by Joomla, WordPress or any other software application and decrease the load on your VPS, which will allow you to keep using the current VPS package rather than switching to a more powerful one, since you will simply not need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by famous websites like Wikipedia, Reddit and Zynga, which confirms its effectiveness.

Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting

You can make use of the full potential of Memcached with every dedicated server offered by our company if you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel. A special section in it is dedicated to the object caching system and you can start using Memcached for any site hosted on the dedicated machine with only a few clicks. You can enhance the overall performance of any Internet site, irrespective of what script-powered web app you are using or how large the website is, since the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to employ is 3 GB and this amount increases considerably with the higher-end servers. Shortly after the caching system is activated, it will start caching information each time somebody opens your site, so, once sufficient content has been cached, you’ll notice the decreased load on the server and the improved performance of your Internet site. The Memcached system is used by numerous sites, among them popular portals such as Zynga, Wikipedia and Reddit, which verifies the efficiency of the Memcached system.