Memcached is an object caching platform, which is used to optimize the loading speed of database-powered websites by caching the calls and the replies between the website visitor and the server. To put it in simple terms, every time a certain web page on such a site is opened, the script queries its database to fetch the information that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to open a different page, the entire process is performed again and this generates lots of database calls and higher load on the server, even more so if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer has to pull any info from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll have more happy visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your website faster. Plus, Memcached "refreshes" its cache if any information in the database is edited, so the site users will never see old data.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

Memcached is available as an upgrade with each cloud hosting plan that we’re offering and in case you want to use it for any script-driven Internet site that you host on our advanced cloud hosting platform, you will be able to activate it in several simple steps via your Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll get the option to upgrade two separate things – the number of instances and the memory. The first one has to do with the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached memory caching system simultaneously, so if you need it for several websites, you can get a number of instances. The second one has to do with the total amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to cache information, so for many websites (or for one traffic-intensive site), you may want to get more memory for improved performance. The memory comes in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be ordered at any moment. With Memcached, each script-powered website hosted on our cloud servers will load incredibly fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can get the Memcached object caching system as an upgrade with all our semi-dedicated service and since it works with any script-based application, you can use it for any Internet site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, no matter what application you have used – WordPress, Mambo or Joomla, a custom application, etc. You can request the upgrade from the respective section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated server account, and you can choose two different things – the instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. To put it in simple terms, these things determine how many Internet sites will use the Memcached system and the maximum amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to store your info. The two things are ordered independently for more freedom and one instance does not come with a pre-defined amount of memory. You can take full advantage of the Memcached system with any type of site and both you and the site visitors will quickly detect the difference in the overall performance.

Memcached in VPS Servers

You’ll get Memcached with each of the VPS server plans that we are offering in case you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you will be able to activate the object caching platform through the Control Panel section with the very same name. The configuration requires a few clicks and you’ll see the difference in the performance of your websites almost instantaneously. The amount of memory that the Memcached caching platform can employ to store information depends on the particular VPS plan that you have chosen, but at any rate it will be at least several hundred MB, which is quite enough even for multiple popular websites. You can use Memcached with sites powered by WordPress, Joomla or any other web app and lower the load on your VPS server, which will permit you to continue using the current Virtual Private Server plan instead of moving to a more powerful one, as you will simply not need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by famous websites like Zynga, Wikipedia and Reddit, which demonstrates its efficacy.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

You can take advantage of the full potential of Memcached with every dedicated server offered by us if you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A special section in it is dedicated to the distributed memory object caching system and you can begin using Memcached for any site hosted on the dedicated machine with just a few clicks. You can enhance the overall performance of any site, regardless of what script-driven web app you’re using or how large the website is, since the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 GB and this amount grows significantly with the more powerful servers. Shortly after the caching system is enabled, it will begin caching info every time somebody visits your site, so, as soon as enough data has been cached, you will detect the lowered load on your dedicated server and the enhanced overall performance of your website. Memcached is used by plenty of sites, including famous portals such as Wikipedia, Zynga and Reddit, which is an evidence of the efficiency of the caching system.