Memcached is a distributed memory caching platform, which is used to boost the loading speed of database-driven websites by caching the calls and the replies between the website visitor and the server. Simply put, every time a certain web page on such a site is requested, the script connects to its database to fetch the information that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to open a different web page, the whole operation is executed again and this generates lots of database requests and higher load on the server, even more so if the website has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is opened again, the script no longer has to extract any information from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your site will "soar" and you will get more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to browse your website faster. Plus, Memcached "refreshes" its cache every time any info in the database is updated, so the site users will never end up seeing old content.

Memcached in Website Hosting

You can make use of the Memcached distributed memory object caching system with all Linux website hosting packages that we offer. It is offered as an upgrade, which you can obtain with only a couple of clicks of the mouse via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It needs an extension, which is already installed on our cloud website hosting platform, so you can start using Memcached as soon as you order it. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts, which will give you more flexibility depending on the sites that you’d like to use it for. The first one concerns the number of the websites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the ‘instances’, while the second one is related to the system memory, i.e. to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can order more memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you have, the more content will be cached, which may be a good idea for traffic-intensive sites with large databases and lots of visitors. Thus, you can boost the performance of every script-based site hosted on our cloud servers effortlessly.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get one of our semi-dedicated server packages, you’ll find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades part of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you would like to use it for any of the sites hosted in the account, you can add it with just a couple of clicks. The caching platform is perfect for any script-powered web app like Joomla, WordPress, or even a custom-built one, and based on your demands, you’ll be able to choose two separate things – how many sites will use Memcached, i.e. the number of instances; and how much data will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory that the platform will use. The two features are not bound to each other, so if you have a traffic-intensive site with lots of content, you can order one instance and a large amount of memory. The Memcached caching platform will improve the performance of your sites soon after you activate it and both you and your visitors will enjoy much better loading times.

Memcached in VPS

You’ll get Memcached with any of the virtual private server packages that we’re offering if you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you will be able to activate the caching platform through the Control Panel section with the exact same name. The configuration takes several clicks of the mouse and you’ll see the difference in the performance of your Internet sites almost immediately. The amount of memory that Memcached can take advantage of to cache content depends on the given Virtual Private Server package that you’ve selected, but at any rate it won’t be less than several hundred megabytes, which is more than enough even for multiple resource-heavy Internet sites. You can use Memcached with Internet sites driven by WordPress, Joomla or any other web-based application and lower the load on your virtual machine, which will enable you to keep using the current VPS hosting package instead of switching to a more powerful one, as you will simply not need it. Memcached is already being used by famous websites like Zynga, Reddit and Wikipedia, which demonstrates its efficacy.

Memcached in Dedicated Hosting

Memcached comes free of charge with all Linux dedicated servers hosting packages offered by us and the sole condition is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the object caching system for any database-driven Internet site, including those based on famous software apps – for instance, a WordPress personal weblog or a Joomla-powered social networking site. Each dedicated server is tied to a different amount of memory that the Memcached caching system can employ, but the minimum amount you’ll get is 3 GB, which is quite enough to improve the loading speed of extremely busy sites seriously, as this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached data. The system will start storing content once it’s enabled, so shortly after that, you will notice the improved overall performance of your websites and the reduced load on the dedicated machine. Many Internet sites use the Memcached caching system to boost their effectiveness, among them popular ones such as Wikipedia and Reddit.