Memcached is a content caching platform, which is used to accelerate the loading speed of database-driven sites by caching the queries and the replies between the user and the server. To put it differently, anytime a specific page on such a website is opened, the script sends a query to its database to get the information that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a link to go to a different web page, the entire process is repeated and this generates lots of database requests and high load on the server, especially if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is accessed again, the script no longer needs to pull any info from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your website will increase and you will enjoy more gratified visitors and they will be able to surf through your website faster. At the same time, the Memcached platform updates its cache every time any content in the database is changed, so the visitors will never see outdated data.

Memcached in Website Hosting

The Memcached memory caching system is offered as an optional upgrade with every website hosting plan that we offer and you will be able to start using it the moment you order it, as the extension that it needs in order to function properly is pre-installed on our avant-garde cloud web hosting platform. You can request the upgrade through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each and every shared web hosting plan and a brand-new section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the number of instances and the system memory, so as to offer you more freedom. The first one shows the number of the sites which can use Memcached, while the second, which comes in increments of 16 MB, determines the maximum size of the content that can be cached by the system. A traffic-heavy website with a large-size database may need more memory in order to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so if you’d like to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any time with a couple of clicks of the mouse.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you obtain one of our semi-dedicated server plans, you’ll find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you want to use it for any of the Internet sites hosted in the semi-dedicated server hosting account, you can enable it with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. The caching platform is ideal for any script-based software app such as WordPress, Joomla, or even a tailor-made one, and depending on your requirements, you’ll be able to choose two different features – how many sites will use the Memcached caching platform, in other words – the number of instances; and how much data will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory that the platform will employ. The two features are not tied to each other, so if you have a frequently visited Internet site with lots of content, you can get one instance and a larger amount of memory. The Memcached caching platform will optimize the performance of your sites shortly after you activate it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy faster load speeds.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached is offered by default with each and every VPS server offered by us if you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel, so you will not have to pay anything extra to be able to use the full capacity of this object caching system. The more powerful VPS package you pick, the more memory Memcached will have for information caching purposes, but you will have no less than several hundred megabytes all the time, which is much more than what you would get with a shared web hosting plan. This will allow you to use the Memcached caching system for multiple sites, regardless of how popular they are, which in turn goes to say that you can use a less powerful package for them without overloading the virtual machine. The Memcached caching system is perfect for script-driven web applications like WordPress, Joomla, OpenCart or Mambo, and you can use it even with a custom-built app. Soon after you activate the Memcached caching system, it will begin caching information and you will see the optimized performance of your sites.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

You can unleash the full potential of Memcached with each dedicated server offered by our company in case you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel. A special Control Panel section is dedicated to the object caching system and you can start using Memcached for any site hosted on the machine with only several clicks of the mouse. You can enhance the overall performance of any site, regardless of what script-powered web application you’re using or how large the site is, since the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to use is three gigabytes and this amount grows enormously with the higher-end dedicated servers. Soon after the caching system is activated, it will begin caching content each time somebody visits your website, so, once sufficient content has been stored, you’ll perceive the lowered load on the dedicated machine and the enhanced overall performance of the Internet site. The Memcached system is used by lots of sites, among them popular portals like Wikipedia, Zynga and Reddit, which verifies the effectiveness of the caching system.