Memcached is a memory caching platform, which is used to supercharge the performance of database-powered sites by caching the queries and the replies between the visitor and the server. In other words, anytime a certain page on such a website is accessed, the script queries its database to get the information that should be shown to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to visit some other web page, the whole process is repeated and this results in plenty of database calls and higher server load, especially if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer has to cull any data from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall speed of your site will "soar" and you will enjoy more happy visitors and they will be able to surf through your site faster. At the same time, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache if any info in the database is altered, so the website visitors will never end up seeing outdated content.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

If you host script-driven websites in a shared hosting account with our company, you can add the Memcached content caching system to your shared web hosting plan with just a few clicks of the mouse through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantaneously and, since the extension needed for it is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more versatility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many sites will use Memcached) and to the system memory that Memcached will use. The latter is offered in increments of 16 MB and you can order as much memory as you wish. Naturally, the more memory Memcached is permitted to use, the more content it will cache, so in case you own a larger site with lots of content, you may require more memory in order to be able to take advantage of the power that Memcached can offer you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you purchase one of our semi-dedicated server plans, you’ll find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel, so if you would like to use it for any of the sites hosted in your semi-dedicated account, you can add it with just a few clicks. The object caching platform is ideal for any script-powered app such as Joomla, WordPress, or even a custom-made app, and depending on your necessities, you’ll be able to select two different things – how many Internet sites will use the Memcached caching platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much content will be stored, i.e. the amount of memory that the platform will use. The two features are not bound to each other, so if you’ve got a busy Internet site with lots of content, you can order one instance and a large amount of memory. Memcached will optimize the overall performance of your sites soon after you enable it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy much better load speeds.

Memcached in VPS Hosting

Memcached comes by default with all VPS hosting services ordered with our custom Hepsia Control Panel. The extension it requires to function properly is compiled when the virtual server is configured, so you can start using the distributed memory object caching platform as soon as your new Virtual Private Server is ready. The system memory that the Memcached caching platform can use depends on the particular Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the lower-end plans, you’ll get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal exclusively for this platform. This will allow you to enhance the performance of numerous sites hosted on the VPS server simultaneously and to reduce the load even if you run traffic-hungry script-powered online portals with lots of viewers. The Memcached caching platform can be used with any script – Mambo, Drupal or Joomla, or a custom-made script, and you’ll see the faster overall performance shortly after you begin using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting

You can use the full potential of Memcached with each dedicated server that we’re offering in case you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A special Control Panel section is dedicated to the object caching system and you can start using Memcached for any website hosted on the dedicated machine with just a couple of mouse clicks. You can optimize the overall performance of any website, regardless of what script-based app you rely on or how busy the Internet site is, since the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 GB and this amount rises immensely with the more powerful dedicated servers. Shortly after the caching system is enabled, it will start caching info anytime somebody visits your website, so, as soon as enough content has been stored, you’ll distinguish the decreased load on your server and the enhanced performance of your Internet site. Memcached is used by lots of websites, among them popular portals such as Reddit, Wikipedia and Zynga, which verifies the effectiveness of the Memcached system.