Memcached is a content caching system, which is used to improve the performance of database-driven websites by caching the queries and the responses between the user and the server. Put simply, every time a specific web page on such a site is opened, the script sends a database query to request the info that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to go to some other web page, the whole procedure is repeated and this leads to plenty of database requests and excessive server load, even more so if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is opened again, the script no longer has to fetch any content from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your site will increase and you’ll get more pleased visitors and they will be able to navigate through your website faster. Also, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache when any data in the database is changed, so the users will never end up seeing outdated content.

Memcached in Website Hosting

The Memcached data caching system comes as an optional upgrade with each Linux website hosting package that we are offering and you can begin using it the moment you activate it, as the PHP extension that it needs in order to perform correctly is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform. You can request the upgrade from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with each and every hosting package and a brand new section where you can manage Memcached will appear. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the instances and the amount of system memory, so as to give you more flexibility. The first one shows the number of the sites which can use the Memcached caching system, while the second one, which comes in increments of 16 megabytes, determines the maximum size of the content that the system can cache. A regularly visited site with a large database may need more memory in order to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so in case you wish to upgrade this service, you will be able to do it at any moment with a few mouse clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can add the Memcached memory caching platform to any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we offer and make use of its full capacity for any script-driven Internet site hosted on our servers. The upgrade is accessible through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can choose two features – the number of instances and the memory. These things define how many websites can use the Memcached caching platform and the amount of memory that it will use to store your info. You can select them independently, since one instance is not linked to a specific amount of system memory, so you can use lots of memory for one popular site, for example. This feature is offered in increments of 16 MB and you can order as much memory as you like. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-powered site regardless of its type, including those that are based on popular Internet apps like Drupal, Joomla or WordPress, and plenty of companies such as Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to boost the loading speed of their sites.

Memcached in VPS Web Hosting

You’ll get Memcached with any of the virtual private server packages offered by our company in case you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the content caching platform through the Control Panel section with the same name. The configuration requires a couple of mouse clicks and you will distinguish the difference in the overall performance of your websites almost instantly. The amount of system memory that Memcached can take advantage of to cache content depends on the given VPS package that you’ve selected, but at any rate it will be at least several hundred megabytes, which is more than enough even for multiple resource-requiring websites. You can use the Memcached platform with Internet sites powered by WordPress, Joomla or any other web application and reduce the load on your server, which will allow you to continue using the current Virtual Private Server hosting package rather than moving to a more powerful one, since you will simply not need it. Memcached is already being used by famous websites such as Reddit, Zynga and Wikipedia, which is a proof of its effectiveness.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting

Each dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can begin using the distributed memory caching system as soon as your dedicated server is ready, without having to upgrade or activate anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can employ depends on the dedicated server that you have picked, but as our servers are unbelievably powerful and given the fact that it is likely that you will host resource-hungry Internet sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use will be three gigabytes. This will enable you to improve the performance of extremely popular sites with ease and you’ll see the difference shortly after Memcached starts caching database requests. You can take advantage of the Memcached caching system with any database-driven online portal, including those based on popular CMSs such as WordPress and Joomla.