Memcached is a data caching platform, which is used to accelerate the loading speed of database-powered Internet sites by caching the queries and the replies between the user and the server. To put it in simple terms, every time a given web page on such a site is requested, the script queries its database to get the info that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to open another page, the entire process is carried out again and this generates multiple database calls and excessive load on the server, especially if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer has to call any data from the database, since everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your website will increase and you will get more gratified visitors and they will be able to browse your website much faster. What’s more, Memcached updates its cache every time any information in the database is altered, so the website users will never end up seeing old content.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

You can take advantage of the Memcached content caching system with all Linux cloud hosting plans offered by our company. It’s available as an optional upgrade, which you can obtain with only a couple of mouse clicks through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It requires a PHP extension, which is already installed on our cloud hosting platform, so you can begin using the Memcached caching system the moment you add it. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts, which will give you more versatility depending on the sites that you’d like to use it for. The first one indicates the number of the sites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the ‘instances’, while the second one is related to the memory, in other words – to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can get more memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you’ve ordered, the more content will be cached, which may be an exceptionally good idea for traffic-heavy websites with large-sized databases and lots of visitors. In this way, you can boost the performance of any script-based site hosted on our cloud servers without efforts.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can add the Memcached distributed memory caching platform to any of the Linux semi-dedicated servers that we are offering and use its full capacity for any script-powered website hosted on our servers. The upgrade is accessible through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can choose two features – the number of instances and the amount of memory. These things specify how many sites can use Memcached and how much memory it will use to store your content. You can choose them separately, since a given instance is not bound to a specific amount of system memory, so you can use lots of memory for a single large website, for instance. This feature is offered in increments of 16 MB and you can get as much memory as you want. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-driven website irrespective of its nature, including those based on popular software applications like Joomla, Drupal or WordPress, and a lot of companies like Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to optimize the loading speed of their sites.

Memcached in VPS Servers

You will get Memcached with each of the VPS server plans offered by us in case you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you will be able to activate the distributed memory object caching platform via the Control Panel section with the very same name. The setup requires a few clicks and you’ll detect the difference in the overall performance of your sites almost momentarily. The amount of system memory that the Memcached caching platform can use to cache information depends on the particular Virtual Private Server hosting package that you have chosen, but in any case it won’t be less than several hundred MB, which is more than enough even for several traffic-heavy sites. You can use Memcached with websites driven by WordPress, Joomla or any other Internet application and lower the load on your virtual server, which will permit you to continue using the current VPS plan instead of migrating to a more powerful one, since you will simply not need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by popular websites such as Wikipedia, Reddit and Zynga, which is a confirmation of its efficacy.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached is available for free with all dedicated servers that we’re offering and the one and only condition is that the dedicated machine must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the distributed memory object caching system for any database-powered site, including those that are based on widely used web-based applications – for instance, a WordPress personal diary or a Joomla-powered community website. Each server comes with a certain amount of system memory that the Memcached caching system can use, but the minimum you’ll get is 3 gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to speed up very busy websites considerably, since this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached info. The system will start storing data the moment it is activated, so soon thereafter, you will observe the improved performance of your Internet sites and the decreased load. Numerous sites use the Memcached system to improve their efficacy, including popular ones like Reddit and Wikipedia.