Memcached is a data caching platform, which is used to optimize the load speed of database-powered sites by caching the queries and the responses between the visitor and the server. Simply put, every time a specific web page on such a website is requested, the script sends a database query to get the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to open some other web page, the entire process is performed again and this results in numerous database requests and excessive server load, even more so if the website has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer has to extract any information from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall speed of your site will "soar" and you will enjoy more satisfied visitors and they will be able to browse your website much faster. Furthermore, Memcached "refreshes" its cache whenever any info in the database is updated, so the website visitors will never end up seeing out-of-date content.

Memcached in Hosting

Memcached is available as an optional upgrade with each hosting plan offered by us and if you want to use it for any script-powered website that you host on our avant-garde cloud website hosting platform, you’ll be able to order it in several simple steps through your Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be given the option to upgrade two different things – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the sites that can use Memcached simultaneously, so if you need it for several websites, you can get a handful of instances. The second one has to do with the total amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to cache info, so for numerous sites (or for one large-size site), you may want to order more memory for improved performance. The memory comes in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be ordered every time you need it. With Memcached, every script-driven site hosted on our servers will load lightning-fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can add the Memcached object caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated packages that we are offering and make use of its full potential for any script-powered website hosted on our servers. The upgrade is offered through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can select two features – the instances and the amount of memory. These things define the number of the sites that can use the Memcached caching platform and how much memory it will use to store your data. You can select them independently, since a given instance is not bound to a particular amount of system memory, so you can use plenty of memory for a single traffic-consuming website, for instance. This upgrade comes in increments of 16 MB and you can order as much memory as you need. The platform can be used with any script-powered site regardless of its type, including those that are based on widely used apps like Drupal, WordPress or Joomla, and plenty of companies like Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to boost the performance of their websites.

Memcached in VPS Hosting

If you buy a virtual private server from us, you’ll be able to use Memcached at no additional charge, as the distributed memory caching platform comes with all virtual machines ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you own busy websites, you will be able to accelerate their overall performance with no effort and the decreased load on the VPS will allow you to continue using your current VPS hosting package rather than migrating to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that the Memcached caching platform can use to store information depends on the plan that you are using, but even with a less powerful one, you’ll have at least several hundred megabytes, which is considerably more than what you’d get with a shared plan, so the website performance boost will be considerable. You can take advantage of the Memcached platform with any database-driven app, regardless of whether you have written it on your own or you are using a ready-to-use one such as Joomla, WordPress or OpenCart.

Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting

You can use the full potential of Memcached with every dedicated server offered by us in case you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel. A section in it is dedicated to the distributed memory caching system and you can start using Memcached for any Internet site hosted on the machine with only a few mouse clicks. You can enhance the performance of any Internet site, irrespective of what script-powered application you’re using or how heavy the site is, since the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 gigabytes and this amount rises considerably with the more powerful dedicated servers. Shortly after the system is activated, it will start caching content each time someone browses your site, so, as soon as sufficient content has been stored, you will distinguish the reduced load on the dedicated machine and the improved overall performance of the website. The Memcached system is being used by many sites, including popular portals like Reddit, Wikipedia and Zynga, which confirms the effectiveness of the caching system.