Memcached is a data caching platform, which is used to improve the speed of database-driven Internet sites by caching the requests and the replies between the visitor and the server. To put it differently, every time a given page on such a site is requested, the script queries its database to get the info that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to open another page, the whole process is executed again and this generates numerous database requests and higher server load, particularly if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to fetch any content from the database, since everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your site will increase and you’ll enjoy more gratified visitors and they will be able to navigate through your site much faster. What’s more, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache every time any information in the database is edited, so the website users will never end up seeing out-of-date content.

Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting

You can use the Memcached data caching system with all cloud website hosting plans offered by our company. It’s offered as an upgrade, which you can enable with just a few clicks of the mouse from your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It requires an extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud platform, so you can start using Memcached the moment you add it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will give you more versatility depending on the Internet sites that you would like to use it for. The first one shows the number of the websites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the so-called ‘instances’, while the second one is related to the system memory, in other words – to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can order more memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you’ve added, the more content will be cached, which may be a pretty good idea for popular sites with very large databases and numerous visitors. Thus, you can enhance the speed of every script-powered website hosted on our servers without effort.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached with ease, since the caching platform’s activation takes several mouse clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension that is required is pre-installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can start using the Memcached caching platform the moment you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You will be able to select how many Internet sites can use it and how much info can be cached, i.e. there’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the amount of system memory. You can order more of both, so if one of your sites becomes extremely busy, for instance, you can always order more memory. Our system is truly flexible in this regard and we don’t tie a specific number of instances to a pre-defined amount of memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached caching platform to speed up any script-driven Internet site, including those based on widely used web-based apps, such as WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in VPS Servers

You will get Memcached with each of the VPS server packages that we offer if you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel and you will be able to activate the data caching platform through the Control Panel section with the same name. The setup takes a few clicks of the mouse and you will detect the difference in the overall performance of your Internet sites almost instantly. The amount of system memory that Memcached can employ to store data depends on the given VPS hosting plan that you’ve selected, but in any case it will not be less than several hundred megabytes, which is quite enough even for several traffic-consuming Internet sites. You can use Memcached with sites based on Joomla, WordPress or any other software app and lower the load on your VPS server, which will permit you to continue using the current package instead of upgrading to a more powerful one, since you simply won’t need it. Memcached is already being used by famous websites such as Zynga, Wikipedia and Reddit, which verifies its efficiency.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached is available free of charge with all Linux dedicated web hosting plans offered by us and the only requirement is that the dedicated machine must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the data caching system for any database-driven Internet site, including those based on famous software applications – for example, a WordPress online blog or a Joomla-driven social networking site. Each dedicated server is tied to a different amount of memory that the Memcached system can employ, but the minimum you will get is 3 GB, which is sufficient enough to increase the speed of extremely large websites considerably, as this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached data. The system will begin storing info as soon as it is activated, so soon thereafter, you will notice the enhanced overall performance of your websites and the lowered load on the server. Many websites use the Memcached system to boost their efficacy, including popular ones such as Wikipedia and Reddit.