Memcached is a memory caching system, which is used to supercharge the load speed of database-driven websites by caching the queries and the replies between the user and the server. Simply put, anytime a certain page on such a website is visited, the script connects to its database to get the information that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to open some other web page, the entire procedure is performed again and this results in a lot of database requests and higher load on the server, even more so if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is opened again, the script no longer needs to fetch 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’ll get more happy visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your website much faster. In addition, the Memcached platform updates its cache every time any data in the database is modified, so the users will never see outdated data.

Memcached in Shared Web Hosting

The Memcached content caching system is available as an optional upgrade with every shared web hosting offered by our company and you can begin using it once you enable it, as the extension that it requires in order to work properly is already available on our avant-garde cloud hosting platform. You can order the upgrade from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is available with every shared hosting package and a brand new section where you can manage Memcached will appear. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the instances and the memory, so as to offer you more versatility. The first one shows the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached caching system, while the second one, which is offered in increments of 16 MB, specifies the maximum size of the content that can be cached by the system. A frequently visited site with a large-size database may need more memory to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so if you would like to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any given point with a couple of clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you decide to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, as the data caching platform’s activation takes a few clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension that it requires is pre-installed on our servers, so you can begin using the Memcached caching platform as soon as you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You will be able to choose how many websites can use it and how much information it will cache, i.e. there are two separate upgradable features – the instances and the system memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your websites becomes extremely busy, for instance, you can always order more memory. Our system is exceptionally flexible in this regard and we do not bind a given number of instances to a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can use the Memcached caching platform to increase the speed of any script-powered site, including those that are based on popular web-based applications, such as Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached is included by default with every VPS server that we are offering if you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel, so you will not have to pay any extra cash to be able to make the most of the power of this distributed memory object caching system. The more powerful VPS package you pick, the more memory Memcached will have for information caching purposes, but you will have no less than several hundred MB all the time, which is much more than the amount of memory you would get with a shared web hosting package. This will permit you to use the Memcached system for a lot of Internet sites, no matter how busy they are, which in turn goes to say that you can use a less powerful plan for them without overloading your VPS server. The caching system is perfect for script-powered software applications like WordPress, Joomla, OpenCart or Mambo, and you can utilize it even with a custom-created app. Soon after you activate the Memcached caching system, it will begin caching data and you will see the improved overall performance of your sites.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

You can unleash the full potential of Memcached with each dedicated server offered by us if you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel. A section in it is dedicated to the data caching system and you can begin using Memcached for any Internet site hosted on the machine with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. You can increase the performance of any Internet site, no matter what script-based software application you are using or how large the Internet site is, since the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to use is three gigabytes and this amount rises considerably with the higher-end dedicated servers. Soon after the system is enabled, it will begin caching data every time someone accesses your site, so, once enough info has been stored, you’ll distinguish the lowered load on the server and the optimized performance of the site. The Memcached caching system is being used by lots of sites, among them popular portals such as Wikipedia, Reddit and Zynga, which is a confirmation of the effectiveness of the Memcached caching system.