Memcached is a distributed memory caching system, which is used to increase the overall performance of database-driven websites by caching the queries and the replies between the user and the server. To put it simply, every time a certain web page on such a website is visited, the script calls its database to request the information that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to go to a different web page, the entire procedure is repeated and this results in multiple database queries and higher server load, particularly if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to cull any data from the database, since everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll have more gratified visitors and they will be able to surf through your website much faster. Plus, Memcached "refreshes" its cache every time any data in the database is changed, so the users will never end up seeing out-of-date data.

Memcached in Hosting

If you host script-powered websites in a hosting account with us, you’ll be able to add the Memcached content caching system to your plan with only a couple of clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantaneously and, since the extension needed for it is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud platform, you can begin using it straight away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many websites will use Memcached) and to the system memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 MB and you can add memory whenever you wish. Logically, the more memory the Memcached caching system is permitted to use, the more data it will cache, so if you manage a large website with lots of content, you may need more memory in order to be able to take full advantage of the power that Memcached can give you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can get the Memcached object caching system as an optional upgrade with all our semi-dedicated servers and since it works with any script-powered web application, you can use it for each Internet site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, regardless of what application you have used – Mambo, WordPress or Joomla, a custom-built app, etc. You can request the upgrade through the corresponding section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated server account, and you can select two separate features – the instances and the amount of memory that they will use. Basically, these things determine how many Internet sites will use the Memcached caching system and the total amount of memory that the system will be able to use to store your data. The two things are ordered separately for more flexibility and one instance does not come with a particular amount of system memory. You can make the most of the Memcached system with any type of site and both you and the site visitors will quickly perceive the difference in the overall performance.

Memcached in VPS Servers

When you get a VPS server from our company, you will be able to use Memcached at no additional fee, as the distributed memory caching platform is available with all servers ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. Even if you’ve got traffic-intensive sites, you will be able to optimize their overall performance effortlessly and the reduced load on your VPS will allow you to continue using your current Virtual Private Server hosting package instead of migrating to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use to cache content depends on the plan that you are using, but even with a less powerful one, you’ll get no less than several hundred megabytes, which is considerably more than what you’d get with a shared web hosting plan, so the website performance boost will be substantial. You can use Memcached with any database-powered app, regardless of whether you’ve written it yourself or you are using a ready-made one like OpenCart, WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

You can take advantage of the full potential of Memcached with each and every dedicated server that we’re offering in case you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel. A special Control Panel section is dedicated to the caching system and you can start using Memcached for any website hosted on the dedicated server with only a few mouse clicks. You can enhance the performance of any Internet site, regardless of what script-driven software app you rely on or how large the Internet site is, as the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to use is three gigabytes and this amount increases seriously with the more powerful servers. Shortly after the system is enabled, it will begin caching content anytime someone accesses your website, so, once sufficient content has been stored, you will see the reduced load and the enhanced performance of your Internet site. The Memcached caching system is being used by lots of sites, among them popular portals such as Wikipedia, Reddit and Zynga, which verifies the effectiveness of the Memcached caching system.