Memcached is a memory caching system, which is used to accelerate the overall performance of database-powered websites by caching the queries and the responses between the website visitor and the server. In other words, anytime a given web page on such a site is requested, the script sends a database query to fetch the info that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to go to another web page, the whole operation is repeated and this leads to a lot of database queries and high server load, especially if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer has to fetch any content from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your website will "soar" and you will enjoy more satisfied visitors and they will be able to surf through your website much faster. Moreover, Memcached updates its cache every time any info in the database is changed, so the site visitors will never end up seeing old data.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

The Memcached object caching system is offered as an optional upgrade with every Linux cloud hosting that we are offering and you can start using it once you add it, as the extension that it requires in order to run correctly is already installed on our avant-garde cloud hosting platform. You can request the upgrade through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every web hosting package and a new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of memory, so as to give you more freedom. The first one shows the number of the websites which can use Memcached, while the second, which is available in increments of 16 megabytes, indicates the total size of the content that the system can cache. A regularly visited website with a large database may need more memory in order to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so if you wish to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any time with several clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can get the Memcached caching system as an optional upgrade with all our Linux semi-dedicated hosting and since it works with any script-based app, you can use it for any website that you host on our servers, irrespective of what app you have used – Joomla, WordPress or Mambo, a custom-created one, etc. You can request the upgrade via the respective section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated server account, and you can choose two different features – the number of instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. To put it simply, these things determine the number of the websites that will use the Memcached system and how much memory the system will be able to use to cache your info. The two things are offered separately for more flexibility and one instance does not come with a pre-defined amount of memory. You can make full use of the Memcached system with any type of site and both you and your site visitors will quickly note the difference in the performance.

Memcached in VPS Hosting

When you obtain a virtual private server from our company, you will be able to use Memcached at no extra fee, as the caching platform is available with all Virtual Private Servers ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you run resource-consuming websites, you will be able to increase their performance without effort and the reduced load on your virtual machine will enable you to continue using your current Virtual Private Server hosting plan instead of moving to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that the Memcached caching platform can use to store content depends on the plan that you are using, but even with a low-end one, you’ll get at least several hundred MB, which is significantly more than what you’d get with a shared hosting plan, so the website performance boost will be incredible. You can take advantage of Memcached with any database-driven app, regardless of whether you have built it on your own or you’re using a ready-made one like Joomla, OpenCart or WordPress.

Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting

You can unlock the full potential of Memcached with every dedicated server that we are offering if you select Hepsia as your Control Panel. A section in it is dedicated to the caching system and you can start using Memcached for any website hosted on the machine with only a couple of clicks. You can optimize the overall performance of any site, irrespective of what script-powered web app you rely on or how heavy the site is, as the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to employ is three gigabytes and this amount increases enormously with the higher-end servers. Shortly after the caching system is activated, it will begin caching data each time someone browses your website, so, once enough information has been stored, you will detect the lowered load on your dedicated machine and the improved overall performance of your Internet site. Memcached is being used by lots of websites, including famous portals such as Wikipedia, Reddit and Zynga, which is a confirmation of the efficiency of the caching system.