Memcached is an object caching platform, which is used to increase the load speed of database-driven sites by caching the queries and the responses between the visitor and the server. To put it differently, anytime a specific page on such a website is opened, the script connects to its database to fetch the info that should be shown to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to open some other web page, the entire procedure is carried out again and this results in lots of database queries and higher load on the server, especially if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so in case any of these pages is accessed again, the script no longer has to request any information from the database, since everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your site will increase and you’ll have more gratified visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your website faster. Moreover, Memcached updates its cache when any info in the database is altered, so the site visitors will never see outdated content.

Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting

The Memcached object caching system is available as an upgrade with each and every cloud website hosting package offered by our company and you can start using it as soon as you add it, as the extension that it requires in order to function correctly is already present on our advanced cloud website hosting platform. You can order the upgrade from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with every shared web hosting plan and a new section where you can manage Memcached will appear. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of system memory, so as to give you more flexibility. The first one shows the number of the sites that can use Memcached, while the second one, which is available in increments of 16 MB, determines the maximum size of the content that can be cached by the system. A traffic-intensive website with a large-sized database may require more memory in order to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so if you need to upgrade this feature, you’ll be able to do it at any point with a couple of mouse clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can get the Memcached object caching system as an optional upgrade with all our semi-dedicated hosting packages and since it works with any script-based software app, you can use it for any Internet site that you host on our servers, regardless of what app you have used – Joomla, Mambo or WordPress, a custom-created application, 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 things – the instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. To put it in simple terms, these things specify the number of the websites that will use the Memcached caching system and how much memory the system will be able to use to store your content. The two features are ordered independently for more flexibility and one instance does not come with a particular amount of memory. You can use Memcached with any kind of site and both you and the website visitors will quickly detect the difference in the performance.

Memcached in VPS Web Hosting

You will get Memcached with each of the virtual private server packages that we offer when you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the distributed memory caching platform via the section with the exact same name. The activation takes a couple of clicks of the mouse and you’ll see the difference in the performance of your Internet sites almost instantly. The amount of memory that Memcached can employ to cache content depends on the particular VPS hosting package that you have chosen, but at any rate it will not be less than several hundred megabytes, which is more than enough even for multiple busy websites. You can use Memcached with websites based on WordPress, Joomla or any other software application and decrease the load on your server, which will permit you to continue using the current plan rather than moving to a more powerful one, as you will simply not need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by popular websites such as Reddit, Zynga and Wikipedia, which verifies its efficacy.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting

You can use the full potential of Memcached with each dedicated server that we’re offering in case you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel. A special Control Panel section is dedicated to the data caching system and you can start using Memcached for any Internet site hosted on the dedicated server with just several clicks. You can optimize the performance of any website, regardless of what script-driven software app you’re using or how popular the website is, since the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to employ is 3 GB and this amount increases significantly with the more powerful dedicated servers. Soon after the system is enabled, it will begin caching info every time somebody browses your website, so, once enough data has been cached, you will perceive the decreased load on your dedicated machine and the improved overall performance of your site. The Memcached caching system is being used by numerous sites, among them famous portals like Zynga, Wikipedia and Reddit, which demonstrates the effectiveness of the caching system.