Memcached is a caching system, which is used to improve the performance of database-driven Internet sites by caching the queries and the replies between the visitor and the server. To put it in simple terms, anytime a certain web page on such a website is requested, the script calls its database to get the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a link to open another web page, the entire operation is executed again and this results in lots of database requests and high server load, especially if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer has to request any data from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more gratified visitors and they will be able to surf through your website faster. Plus, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache whenever any information in the database is altered, so the users will never end up seeing outdated content.

Memcached in Website Hosting

The Memcached content caching system comes as an upgrade with every website hosting offered by our company and you can begin using it as soon as you order it, since the extension that it needs in order to function correctly is already available on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform. You can order the upgrade from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every shared web hosting package and a brand-new Control Panel section where you can administer 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 shows the number of the websites that can use Memcached, while the second, which is offered in increments of 16 megabytes, specifies the maximum size of the content that can be cached by the system. A frequently visited Internet site with a large-sized database may require more memory so as to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so in case you wish to upgrade this feature, you’ll be able to do it at any given moment with a few clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you decide to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached easily, as the caching platform’s activation takes several clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel. The extension that is required is pre-installed on our servers, so you can start using Memcached as soon as you add it to your account. You will be able to select how many sites can use it and how much information can be cached, i.e. there are two different upgradable features – the number of instances and the system memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your Internet sites becomes very busy, for example, you can always order more memory. Our system is stunningly flexible in this regard and we don’t bind a specific number of instances to a fixed amount of system memory. You can take advantage of Memcached to increase the speed of any script-driven website, including those based on popular web applications, such as WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in VPS Servers

You’ll get Memcached with each of the VPS server packages offered by our company if you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel and you will be able to activate the memory caching platform through the section with the same name. The setup takes a few clicks of the mouse and you will notice the difference in the performance of your websites almost instantly. The amount of system memory that the Memcached caching platform can employ to store content depends on the particular Virtual Private Server hosting package that you have selected, but in any case it will be at least several hundred megabytes, which is quite enough even for several high-demand Internet sites. You can use Memcached with sites based on WordPress, Joomla or any other script and lower the load on your VPS server, which will enable you to keep using the current VPS plan rather than migrating to a more powerful one, since you will simply not need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by popular websites such as Zynga, Wikipedia and Reddit, which is a proof of its efficacy.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Any dedicated server that’s ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can start using the caching system once the dedicated server is completely operational, without the need to upgrade or install anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can employ depends on the dedicated server that you’ve selected, but as our servers are unbelievably powerful and due to the fact that it’s likely that you will host resource-hungry Internet sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use is 3 GB. This will enable you to increase the overall performance of very busy sites with ease and you will observe the difference soon after the Memcached caching system begins caching database calls. You can make the most of the system with any database-powered web page, including those that are based on popular Content Management Systems like WordPress and Joomla.