Memcached is a distributed memory object caching system, which is used to improve the overall performance of database-powered websites by caching the queries and the responses between the website visitor and the server. To put it in simple terms, every time a particular web page on such a site is accessed, the script connects to its database to request the information that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a link to go to another web page, the entire process is carried out again and this results in lots of database queries and high load on the server, especially if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is accessed again, the script no longer needs to cull any info from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall speed of your website will increase and you’ll get more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to browse your site faster. What’s more, the Memcached platform updates its cache when any content in the database is edited, so the website users will never wind up seeing out-of-date data.

Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting

If you host script-based websites in a cloud web hosting account with our company, you will be able to add the Memcached distributed memory object caching system to your web hosting package with just a few mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available momentarily and, since the needed PHP extension is pre-installed on our avant-garde cloud web hosting platform, you can start using it straight away. To give you more versatility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many Internet sites will use Memcached) and to the system memory that Memcached will use. The latter is available in increments of 16 MB and you can order memory whenever you like. Naturally, the more memory the Memcached caching system is allowed to use, the more data it will cache, so if you manage a resource-consuming website with a lot of data, you may require more memory in order to be able to make the most of the power that Memcached can offer you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you acquire any of our semi-dedicated server plans, you will find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you would like to use it for any of the Internet sites hosted in your account, you can add it with just a couple of clicks. The content caching platform is ideal for any script-based application like Joomla, WordPress, or even an in-house made app, and depending on your needs, you will be able to select two separate features – how many websites will use the Memcached caching platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much data will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory that the platform will employ. The two things are not bound to each other, so if you run a high-demand site with a lot of content, you can order one instance and a large amount of system memory. The Memcached caching platform will improve the performance of your Internet sites shortly after you activate it and both you and your visitors will enjoy much better loading times.

Memcached in VPS

You’ll get Memcached with any of the virtual private server packages that we offer when you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the object caching platform via the section with the very same name. The configuration takes a few mouse clicks and you’ll see the difference in the overall performance of your sites almost instantaneously. The amount of system memory that Memcached can employ to cache data depends on the particular VPS package that you have picked, but in any case it will not be less than several hundred MB, which is quite enough even for several large-sized websites. You can use the Memcached platform with Internet sites powered by Joomla, WordPress or any other script and lower the load on your VPS, which will enable you to keep using the current VPS package rather than migrating to a more powerful one, as you simply won’t need it. Memcached is already being used by popular websites like Reddit, Wikipedia and Zynga, which is an evidence of its efficiency.

Memcached in Dedicated Hosting

You can make use of the full potential of Memcached with each dedicated server offered by us if you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A special Control Panel section is dedicated to the memory caching system and you can start using Memcached for any site hosted on the dedicated server with only several clicks. You can accelerate the performance of any site, regardless of what script-powered app you are 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 rises substantially with the more powerful dedicated servers. Soon after the system is activated, it will start caching information each time somebody visits your site, so, as soon as sufficient data has been stored, you’ll detect the reduced load and the improved performance of the site. Memcached is used by a lot of sites, including popular portals like Wikipedia, Reddit and Zynga, which is an evidence of the effectiveness of the Memcached system.