Memcached is a memory caching platform, which is used to enhance the performance of database-powered sites by caching the requests and the replies between the user and the server. In simple terms, every time a certain web page on such a site is accessed, the script calls its database to request the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to open a different web page, the entire operation is executed again and this results in numerous database queries and higher load on the server, especially if the website has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is opened again, the script no longer needs to call any information from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your site will increase and you will have more pleased visitors and they will be able to surf through your website faster. What’s more, Memcached "refreshes" its cache whenever any content in the database is altered, so the users will never wind up seeing out-of-date data.

Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting

If you host script-driven websites in a cloud website hosting account with us, you’ll be able to add the Memcached content caching system to your web hosting plan with only a few mouse clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available momentarily and, since the extension needed for it is already installed on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform, you can start using it right away. To give you more versatility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many websites will use Memcached) and to the amount of memory that Memcached will use. The latter is offered in increments of 16 MB and you can add memory whenever you like. Logically, the more memory the Memcached caching system is permitted to use, the more content it will cache, so in case you’ve got a traffic-consuming website with lots of content, you may require more memory to be able to take full advantage of the power that Memcached can offer you.

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 section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you’d like to use it for any of the websites hosted in the semi-dedicated account, you can add it with just a few clicks. The memory caching platform is ideal for any script-powered app like Joomla, WordPress, or even a tailor-made app, and based on your necessities, you will be able to choose two different things – how many sites will use Memcached, i.e. the number of instances; and how much info will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory that the platform will employ. The two features are not bound to each other, so if you’ve got a frequently visited website with lots of data, you can order one instance and a larger amount of memory. Memcached will boost the overall performance of your sites shortly after you enable it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy better loading times.

Memcached in VPS Hosting

You’ll get Memcached with each of the virtual private server packages that we are offering in case you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you will be able to activate the content caching platform via the section with the same name. The activation takes a couple of mouse clicks and you’ll detect the difference in the overall performance of your Internet sites almost momentarily. The amount of memory that the Memcached platform can use to store info depends on the given VPS package that you have chosen, but at any rate it won’t be less than several hundred megabytes, which is more than enough even for several large Internet sites. You can use the Memcached platform with Internet sites driven by Joomla, WordPress or any other script and lower the load on your server, which will allow you to continue using the current Virtual Private Server plan rather than switching to a more powerful one, as you simply won’t need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by popular websites like Wikipedia, Zynga and Reddit, which confirms its effectiveness.

Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting

Each dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can start using this distributed memory caching system once the dedicated server is set up, without having to upgrade or install anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use depends on the dedicated server that you’ve selected, but since our servers are really powerful and given the fact that it is likely that you’ll host resource-demanding websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use will be three gigabytes. This will enable you to enhance the performance of extremely large Internet sites without efforts and you will note the difference soon after the Memcached caching system begins caching database queries. You can take full advantage of the Memcached system with any database-driven web page, including those based on widely used CMSs such as WordPress and Joomla.