Memcached is a caching platform, which is used to enhance the load speed of database-powered Internet sites by caching the queries and the replies between the visitor and the server. Put simply, anytime a specific web page on such a site is opened, the script sends a database query to fetch the information that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a hyperlink to visit a different web page, the entire process is carried out again and this generates multiple database queries and higher load on the server, especially if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer has to request any content from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your site will increase and you’ll enjoy more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your website much faster. Plus, Memcached "refreshes" its cache whenever any info in the database is edited, so the website users will never see out-of-date content.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

The Memcached memory caching system is offered as an optional upgrade with each Linux shared hosting package offered by us and you’ll be able to start using it as soon as you enable it, since the extension that it requires so as to function properly is already installed on our advanced cloud hosting platform. You can order the upgrade via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is available with every shared web hosting plan and a new Control Panel section where you can manage Memcached will appear. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of memory, so as to give you more freedom. The first one refers to the number of the sites which can use Memcached, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 16 MB, defines the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A busy site with a very large database may require more memory to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so if you want to upgrade this feature, you’ll be able to do it at any given point with a couple of mouse clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can add the Memcached data caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated hosting offered by us and make use of its full potential for any script-powered site hosted by us. The upgrade is offered through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can choose two things – the instances and the memory. These things show how many sites can use the Memcached caching platform and how much memory it will use to store your info. You can choose them independently, since a given instance is not bound to a specific amount of system memory, so you can use plenty of memory for one regularly visited website, for example. This upgrade is available in increments of 16 MB and you can get as much memory as you need. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-driven website irrespective of its nature, including those based on widespread software applications like WordPress, Joomla or Drupal, and lots of companies such as Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to boost the loading speed of their sites.

Memcached in VPS

You’ll get Memcached with any of the virtual private server plans that we offer when you select Hepsia as your Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the object caching platform through the section with the very same name. The activation requires several clicks and you’ll distinguish the difference in the overall performance of your websites almost momentarily. The amount of system memory that the Memcached caching platform can employ to cache content depends on the given Virtual Private Server hosting plan that you’ve chosen, but at any rate it will be at least several hundred megabytes, which is more than enough even for several intense-traffic sites. You can use the Memcached platform with sites driven by WordPress, Joomla or any other web-based application and reduce the load on your virtual server, which will allow you to continue using the current plan rather than switching to a more powerful one, as you simply won’t need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by popular websites such as Reddit, Zynga and Wikipedia, which shows its efficacy.

Memcached in Dedicated Hosting

Each dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can start using this data caching system once your server is ready, without having to upgrade or activate anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use depends on the server that you have picked, but as our servers are pretty powerful and given the fact that it is likely that you will host resource-intensive websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use will be three gigabytes. This will permit you to optimize the overall performance of very busy sites without efforts and you will distinguish the difference soon after Memcached starts caching database calls. You can use the system with any database-powered web portal, including those based on famous Content Management Systems such as WordPress and Joomla.