Memcached is a content caching platform, which is used to enhance the speed of database-driven websites by caching the requests and the responses between the user and the server. In other words, every time a particular page on such a website is accessed, the script queries its database to fetch the information that should be shown to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to visit some other web page, the whole operation is repeated and this generates a lot of database queries and higher load on the server, even more so if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to request any information from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall speed of your site will increase and you will have more pleased visitors and they will be able to browse your website faster. What’s more, Memcached "refreshes" its cache every time any data in the database is altered, so the site visitors will never wind up seeing outdated data.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

Memcached comes as an optional upgrade with each cloud hosting plan that we are offering and in case you wish to use it for any script-based website that you host on our advanced cloud platform, you’ll be able to activate it in a couple of easy steps through your Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be offered the option to upgrade two different things – the number of instances and the memory. The first one has to do with the number of the sites that can use the Memcached distributed memory object caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several websites, you can order a number of instances. The second one has to do with the total amount of memory that Memcached will be permitted to use in order to cache content, so for multiple sites (or for one single large-size site), you may want to get more memory for better performance. The memory is offered in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be ordered at any point. With the Memcached caching system, every script-driven Internet site hosted on our cloud servers will open faster than the speed of light.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you order one of our semi-dedicated server packages, you will find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades part of the Hepsia Control Panel, so if you would like to use it for any of the sites hosted in the account, you can enable it with just a couple of mouse clicks. The content caching platform is ideal for any script-based web application like WordPress, Joomla, or even an in-house made one, and based on your necessities, you’ll be able to select two separate features – how many sites will use Memcached, in other words – the number of instances; and how much content will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory that the platform will use. The two things are not bound to each other, so if you have a high-demand website with lots of data, you can get one instance and a large amount of system memory. Memcached will boost the overall performance of your sites shortly after you activate it and both you and your visitors will enjoy better load times.

Memcached in VPS Hosting

Memcached comes by default with all Linux VPS hosting packages ordered with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension it needs in order to perform properly is compiled when the VPS is configured, so you can begin using the distributed memory object caching platform once your new VPS is fully functional. The system memory that the Memcached caching platform can use depends on the given Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the low-end plans, you will get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal exclusively for this platform. This will allow you to increase the performance of multiple websites hosted on the VPS simultaneously and to lower the load even if you own regularly visited script-based websites with multiple viewers. The caching platform can be used with any script – Drupal, Joomla or Mambo, or a custom-developed script, and you’ll observe the faster overall performance soon after you start using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting

You can unlock the full potential of Memcached with every dedicated server that we are offering in case you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel. A special section in it is dedicated to the caching system and you can begin using Memcached for any site hosted on the server with just several mouse clicks. You can improve the performance of any Internet site, regardless of what script-based web application you rely on or how busy the Internet site is, since the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to employ is 3 gigabytes and this amount increases significantly with the higher-end servers. Shortly after the caching system is activated, it will start caching information anytime somebody opens your website, so, as soon as sufficient content has been stored, you’ll see the reduced load on the dedicated server and the optimized overall performance of the Internet site. The Memcached system is used by numerous sites, among them famous portals such as Wikipedia, Reddit and Zynga, which demonstrates the efficiency of the Memcached system.