Memcached is a data caching platform, which is used to optimize the loading speed of database-powered Internet sites by caching the queries and the replies between the visitor and the server. To put it differently, anytime a specific page on such a site is accessed, the script queries its database to get the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to go to some other page, the whole procedure is performed again and this generates multiple database queries and excessive server load, even more so if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer has to call any content from the database, since everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall speed of your site will increase and you’ll get more gratified visitors and they will be able to navigate through your website much faster. At the same time, Memcached "refreshes" its cache if any information in the database is edited, so the website visitors will never wind up seeing outdated data.

Memcached in Website Hosting

When you host script-powered websites in a website hosting account with our company, you can add the Memcached content caching system to your shared hosting plan with only a few clicks of the mouse through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available immediately and, since the necessary extension is already installed on our avant-garde cloud hosting platform, you can begin using it straight away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many Internet sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of system memory that Memcached will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 MB and you can add memory whenever you wish. Logically, the more memory Memcached is allowed to use, the more data it will cache, so if you own a busy site with a lot of data, you may require more memory to be able to make the most of the power that Memcached can give you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you order one of our semi-dedicated server packages, you will find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades section of your Hepsia Control Panel, so if you want to use it for any of the Internet sites hosted in the account, you can activate it with only a few clicks of the mouse. The platform is perfect for any script-based software app like WordPress, Joomla, or even an in-house built app, and based on your necessities, you will be able to choose two separate features – how many sites will use the Memcached caching platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much content will be stored, in other words – the amount of memory that the platform will use. The two things are not bound to each other, so if you run a traffic-consuming Internet site with a lot of data, you can get one instance and a large amount of system memory. The Memcached caching platform will optimize the performance of your Internet sites shortly after you enable it and both you and your visitors will enjoy much better loading times.

Memcached in VPS Servers

You will get Memcached with any of the VPS server plans offered by our company in case you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you will be able to activate the caching platform via the section with the same name. The setup requires several clicks and you’ll detect the difference in the overall performance of your Internet sites almost instantly. The amount of memory that the Memcached caching platform can take advantage of to cache data depends on the given Virtual Private Server plan that you have picked, but in any case it won’t be less than several hundred MB, which is quite enough even for multiple resource-heavy sites. You can use the Memcached platform with Internet sites based on WordPress, Joomla or any other Internet application and reduce the load on your VPS, which will enable you to keep using the current Virtual Private Server plan rather than moving to a more powerful one, as you will simply not need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by popular websites such as Wikipedia, Reddit and Zynga, which confirms its efficacy.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached comes free of charge with all dedicated web hosting plans offered by us and the sole requirement is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the caching system for any database-driven website, including those that are based on famous software applications – for example, a WordPress online blog or a Joomla-driven community website. Each dedicated machine comes with a specific amount of system memory that Memcached can employ, but the minimum you will get is 3 GB, which is sufficient enough to accelerate the loading speed of very popular websites considerably, since this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached info. The Memcached system will start storing content the moment it’s enabled, so shortly thereafter, you’ll notice the improved overall performance of your sites and the reduced load on your server. Lots of websites use the Memcached caching system to boost their effectiveness, including popular ones such as Reddit and Wikipedia.