Memcached is a distributed memory caching platform, which is used to optimize the load speed of database-driven websites by caching the queries and the replies between the website visitor and the server. To put it in simple terms, every time a particular page on such a site is visited, the script queries its database to request the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a link to visit another page, the entire operation is carried out again and this leads to a lot of database calls and higher load on the server, even more so if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to fetch any info from the database, since everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more satisfied visitors and they will be able to browse your website much faster. Additionally, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache whenever any information in the database is modified, so the website visitors will never see old data.

Memcached in Shared Web Hosting

The Memcached distributed memory caching system is offered as an upgrade with each and every shared web hosting offered by our company and you will be able to start using it as soon as you activate it, since the extension that it requires in order to run properly is already installed on our advanced cloud hosting platform. You can request the upgrade from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each web hosting plan and a new Control Panel section where you can manage Memcached will appear. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the number of instances and the system memory, so as to give you more freedom. The first one refers to the number of the websites which can use Memcached, while the second one, which is offered in increments of 16 MB, determines the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A popular Internet site with a large database may need more memory so as to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so in case you need to upgrade this service, you will be able to do it at any given moment with a couple of clicks of the mouse.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can get Memcached as an upgrade with all our semi-dedicated servers and since it works with any script-driven software application, you can use it for each website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, no matter what application you have used – WordPress, Joomla or Mambo, a custom-created app, etc. You can order the upgrade from the respective section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you administer 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 determine how many sites will use Memcached and the maximum amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to cache your content. The two features are ordered independently for more flexibility and one instance does not come bundled with a fixed amount of memory. You can take full advantage of the Memcached system with any kind of site and both you and your site visitors will quickly detect the difference in the overall performance.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached comes by default with each and every VPS server that we are offering if you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel, so you won’t have to pay any extra cash to be able to use the power of this distributed memory object caching system. The more powerful package you pick, the more system memory Memcached will have for data storage purposes, but you will have at least several hundred MB at all times, which is much more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared web hosting package. This will permit you to use Memcached for lots of Internet sites, regardless of how popular they are, which in turn means that you can use a lower-end plan for them without overloading the virtual server. The Memcached caching system is ideal for script-based web apps such as OpenCart, Joomla, WordPress or Mambo, and you can use it even with a custom-created app. Shortly after you enable Memcached, it will begin caching data and you’ll spot the enhanced overall performance of your websites.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached is available free of charge with all dedicated servers offered by our company and the sole requirement is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the caching system for any database-powered Internet site, including those that are based on famous apps – for example, a WordPress online journal or a Joomla-powered social network. Each dedicated server is tied to a certain amount of system memory that Memcached can use, but the minimum you will get is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough to improve the load speed of very popular sites immensely, since this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached content. The Memcached system will begin storing data as soon as it’s enabled, so shortly after that, you will detect the enhanced performance of your Internet sites and the decreased load. A lot of Internet sites use the Memcached caching system to enhance their efficiency, including popular ones such as Reddit and Wikipedia.