Memcached is an object caching system, which is used to boost the overall performance of database-powered Internet sites by caching the queries and the replies between the website visitor and the server. To put it differently, every time a particular web page on such a website is requested, the script sends a query to its database to request the information that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks a link to open a different page, the entire procedure is repeated and this leads to a lot of database queries and high server load, especially if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is accessed again, the script no longer has to extract any content from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your site will increase and you’ll have more happy visitors and they’ll be able to browse your site faster. Furthermore, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache if any content in the database is altered, so the website visitors will never wind up seeing outdated content.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

The Memcached distributed memory caching system comes as an optional upgrade with each shared hosting that we offer and you will be able to start using it the moment you add it, since the PHP extension that it requires so as to perform properly is already installed on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform. You can request the upgrade via the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes bundled with each and every shared hosting plan and a new Control Panel section where you can manage Memcached will show up. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of memory, so as to offer you more versatility. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached caching system, while the second, which is offered in increments of 16 MB, indicates the maximum size of the content that the system can cache. A regularly visited site with a very large database may require more memory so as to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so if you need to upgrade this service, you will be able to do it at any point with a couple of mouse clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can add the Memcached object caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated servers that we are offering and make use of its full capacity for any script-driven Internet site hosted by us. The upgrade is accessible through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can choose two features – the instances and the system memory. These things determine the number of the websites that can use Memcached and the amount of system memory that it will use to store your content. You can select them independently, since a given instance is not bound to a specific amount of memory, so you can use a lot of memory for a single large-sized site, for example. This feature comes in increments of 16 MB and you can order as much memory as you need. The platform can be used with any script-powered site regardless of its type, including those based on widespread software applications like Drupal, WordPress or Joomla, and many companies like Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to increase the overall performance of their sites.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached is offered by default with each VPS server offered by us on the condition that you select Hepsia as your Control Panel, so you won’t have to pay any extra money to be able to use the potential of this object caching system. The more powerful plan you select, the more memory Memcached will have for information storage purposes, but you will have at least several hundred MB at all times, which is much more than the amount of memory you would get with a shared web hosting package. This will enable you to use the Memcached caching system for lots of websites, irrespective of how heavy they are, which in turn goes to say that you can use a less powerful plan for them without overloading the server. The caching system is perfect for script-driven web applications like OpenCart, WordPress, Joomla or Mambo, and you can utilize it even with a custom-made app. Soon after you activate the Memcached system, it will start caching data and you’ll observe the improved performance of your websites.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

You can unleash the full potential of Memcached with each dedicated server offered by us in case you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel. A special section in it is dedicated to the object caching system and you can begin using Memcached for any website hosted on the dedicated server with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. You can enhance the performance of any Internet site, irrespective of what script-powered web application you’re using or how large the site is, as the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to employ is 3 gigabytes and this amount grows considerably with the more powerful servers. Shortly after the caching system is activated, it will start caching information anytime somebody accesses your website, so, as soon as enough data has been cached, you will see the lowered server load and the improved performance of the website. The Memcached caching system is used by lots of websites, among them famous portals like Wikipedia, Zynga and Reddit, which proves the effectiveness of the Memcached system.