Memcached is a distributed memory object caching system, which is used to supercharge the overall performance of database-powered websites by caching the queries and the responses between the visitor and the server. To put it simply, anytime a given page on such a site is opened, the script queries its database to fetch the information that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to open some other web page, the entire operation is carried out again and this generates lots of database queries and higher server load, especially if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer has to call any information from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your site will increase and you’ll enjoy more satisfied visitors and they will be able to surf through your website much faster. What’s more, Memcached updates its cache when any content in the database is updated, so the website users will never see outdated content.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

The Memcached data caching system is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux shared hosting service that we offer and you will be able to start using it the moment you add it, since the PHP extension that it needs so as to run properly is already present on our cutting-edge cloud platform. You can order the upgrade from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every shared web hosting package and a brand-new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the number of instances and the memory, so as to offer you more versatility. The first one refers to the number of the sites that can use Memcached, while the second one, which comes in increments of 16 megabytes, indicates the maximum size of the content that the system can cache. A traffic-intensive website with a very large database may need more memory in order to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so if you wish to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any given time with several clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can add the Memcached content caching platform to any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer and use its full potential for any script-powered site hosted on our servers. The upgrade is offered through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can select two things – the number of instances and the amount of memory. These things determine the number of the websites that can use the Memcached platform and how much system memory it will use to store your content. You can choose them independently, since a given instance is not tied to a specific amount of memory, so you can use lots of memory for a single resource-demanding Internet site, for instance. This upgrade comes in increments of 16 megabytes and you can get as much memory as you want. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-driven website regardless of its type, including those based on popular Internet apps like Joomla, Drupal or WordPress, and lots of companies like Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to increase the loading speed of their sites.

Memcached in VPS

You will get Memcached with each of the virtual private server plans that we are offering if you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel and you will be able to activate the platform via the Control Panel section with the same name. The setup takes several mouse clicks and you will distinguish the difference in the performance of your sites almost immediately. The amount of system memory that Memcached can employ to cache content depends on the particular Virtual Private Server package that you have picked, but in any case it will be at least several hundred megabytes, which is quite enough even for multiple popular Internet sites. You can use the Memcached platform with websites powered by Joomla, WordPress or any other web-based app and reduce the load on your VPS server, which will allow you to keep using the current VPS package rather than switching to a more powerful one, since you simply won’t need it. Memcached is already being used by famous websites such as Zynga, Reddit and Wikipedia, which proves its effectiveness.

Memcached in Dedicated Hosting

Any dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can begin using the object caching system once your dedicated server is fully operational, without needing to upgrade or activate anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can use depends on the very server that you have selected, but since our servers are amazingly powerful and considering the fact that it is likely that you will host resource-requiring websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use is three gigabytes. This will allow you to improve the performance of extremely popular websites with no effort and you’ll note the difference soon after the Memcached caching system starts caching database requests. You can use the system with any database-powered web page, including those that are based on popular Content Management Systems such as WordPress and Joomla.