Memcached is a distributed memory object caching system, which is used to supercharge the speed of database-powered Internet sites by caching the calls and the responses between the website visitor and the server. Put simply, anytime a particular web page on such a website is accessed, the script calls its database to get the info that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a link to open some other web page, the whole operation is performed again and this leads to multiple database requests and excessive load on the server, even more so if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer has to fetch any data from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your website will "soar" and you will get more happy visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your site faster. At the same time, Memcached "refreshes" its cache if any content in the database is changed, so the site users will never see out-of-date content.

Memcached in Web Hosting

The Memcached caching system comes as an upgrade with each and every web hosting plan offered by us and you’ll be able to start using it the moment you enable it, as the PHP extension that it needs so as to work properly is already present on our innovative cloud hosting platform. You can order the upgrade via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each plan and a brand-new 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 which can use the Memcached caching system, while the second one, which comes in increments of 16 megabytes, defines the maximum size of the content that can be cached by the system. A traffic-intensive website with a large-size database may require more memory to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so in case you want to upgrade this feature, you’ll be able to do it at any given moment with a couple of mouse clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can add the Memcached content caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated plans offered by our company and make use of its full capacity for any script-driven website hosted on our servers. The upgrade is available through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can choose two features – the number of instances and the amount of memory. These things specify how many sites can use the Memcached caching platform and how much system memory it will use to cache your content. You can select them independently, since one instance is not linked to a particular amount of system memory, so you can use lots of memory for one resource-intensive Internet site, for example. This upgrade is available in increments of 16 megabytes and you can get as much memory as you need. The platform can be used with any script-powered site irrespective of its type, including those that are based on widespread applications like Drupal, WordPress or Joomla, and lots of companies such as Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to boost the loading speed of their sites.

Memcached in VPS Servers

When you obtain a VPS server from our company, you’ll be able to use Memcached at no additional charge, as the distributed memory caching platform comes with all virtual servers ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you have heavy websites, you can enhance their performance without any effort and the reduced load on your Virtual Private Server will permit you to continue using your current plan instead of switching to a more powerful one. The amount of memory that the Memcached caching platform can use to cache content depends on the plan that you’re using, but even with a less powerful one, you will have no less than several hundred megabytes, which is significantly more than what you’d get with a shared package, so the website performance boost will be incredible. You can use the Memcached platform with any database-powered app, irrespective of whether you’ve created it on your own or you’re using a ready-made one such as Joomla, WordPress or OpenCart.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

You can take advantage of the full potential of Memcached with each and every dedicated server offered by our company in case you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel. A section in it is dedicated to the content caching system and you can begin using Memcached for any site hosted on the machine with just several clicks of the mouse. You can increase the performance of any Internet site, no matter what script-powered web application you are using or how popular the Internet site is, as the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 gigabytes and this amount rises seriously with the more powerful servers. Soon after the system is enabled, it will begin caching content every time somebody visits your site, so, as soon as sufficient info has been cached, you will see the reduced load on the dedicated server and the enhanced overall performance of your site. The Memcached caching system is being used by a lot of websites, including famous portals such as Reddit, Wikipedia and Zynga, which verifies the effectiveness of the Memcached system.