Memcached is an object caching system, which is used to boost the speed of database-powered Internet sites by caching the queries and the responses between the visitor and the server. To put it in simple terms, anytime a particular web page on such a site is opened, the script calls its database to get the info that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a link to open a different page, the entire process is repeated and this results in a lot of database requests and high load on the server, 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 needs to request any content from the database, since everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll have more gratified visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your website faster. Also, Memcached updates its cache if any content in the database is modified, so the website users will never end up seeing out-of-date data.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

The Memcached content caching system is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux cloud package that we offer and you’ll be able to start using it the moment you activate it, as the extension that it needs in order to work correctly is already available on our advanced cloud web hosting platform. You can request the upgrade via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with every shared web hosting package and a new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the instances and the amount of memory, so as to offer you more flexibility. The first one refers to the number of the websites which can use Memcached, while the second, which is offered in increments of 16 megabytes, specifies the maximum size of the content that can be cached by the system. A popular Internet site with a very large database may require more memory in order to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so in case you would like to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any given time with a couple of mouse clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you decide to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to take advantage of Memcached with ease, as the distributed memory caching platform’s activation takes several mouse clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension that it requires is pre-installed on our servers, so you can start using Memcached the moment you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You’ll be able to select how many Internet sites can use it and how much content it will cache, i.e. there are two different features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. You can order more of both, so if one of your websites becomes very popular, for example, you can always get more memory. Our system is truly flexible in this regard and we don’t bind a specific number of instances to a fixed amount of memory. You can use the Memcached platform to improve the speed of any script-driven Internet site, including those that are based on widely used apps, such as WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in VPS Web Hosting

You will get Memcached with any of the virtual private server plans offered by us if you select Hepsia as your Control Panel and you will be able to activate the distributed memory object caching platform via the section with the exact same name. The setup requires a couple of mouse clicks and you’ll see the difference in the performance of your websites almost instantaneously. The amount of system memory that the Memcached caching platform can take advantage of to store content depends on the particular Virtual Private Server plan that you have picked, but at any rate it will be at least several hundred MB, which is quite enough even for several frequently visited Internet sites. You can use the Memcached platform with sites driven by Joomla, WordPress or any other software application and reduce the load on your server, which will enable you to continue using the current VPS plan rather than switching to a more powerful one, as you will simply not need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by popular websites like Zynga, Reddit and Wikipedia, which shows its effectiveness.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting

Each dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can begin using the distributed memory caching system once your server is configured, without having to activate or upgrade anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can use depends on the server that you’ve picked, but as our servers are really powerful and given the fact that it’s likely that you will host resource-requiring websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use is 3 gigabytes. This will allow you to boost the performance of extremely large Internet sites effortlessly and you’ll note the difference soon after the Memcached system begins caching database calls. You can make the most of the caching system with any database-powered web portal, including those based on popular Content Management Systems such as WordPress and Joomla.