Memcached is a data caching platform, which is used to accelerate the loading speed of database-driven Internet sites by caching the calls and the replies between the visitor and the server. To put it in simple terms, every time a particular web page on such a site is visited, the script queries its database to get the info that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to go to another web page, the entire procedure is repeated and this generates multiple database queries and excessive load on the server, even more so if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is accessed again, the script no longer needs to fetch any content from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your website will increase and you will get more gratified visitors and they will be able to surf through your site faster. Plus, Memcached updates its cache every time any data in the database is altered, so the users will never end up seeing old content.

Memcached in Web Hosting

Memcached comes as an upgrade with each and every web hosting plan that we’re offering and if you wish to use it for any script-based website that you host on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform, you will be able to enable it in a couple of easy steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you’ll get the option to upgrade two different features – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one is related to the number of the websites that can use the Memcached data caching system simultaneously, so if you need it for several sites, you can order a handful of instances. The second one has to do with the maximum amount of memory that the system will be permitted to use in order to cache content, so for many sites (or for one resource-consuming site), you’d better get more memory for better performance. The memory is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be ordered at any moment. With Memcached, every script-driven Internet site hosted on our servers will open amazingly fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can add the Memcached memory caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated plans offered by us and use its full potential for any script-powered site hosted by us. The upgrade is offered through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can choose two features – the number of instances and the memory. These things show how many websites can use Memcached and how much system memory it will use to cache your info. You can select them separately, since a given instance is not linked to a particular amount of memory, so you can use a lot of memory for one resource-consuming Internet site, for instance. This feature is available in increments of 16 MB and you can order as much memory as you want. The platform can be used with any script-powered site regardless of its nature, including those based on popular web-based applications like WordPress, Drupal or Joomla, and many companies such as Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to boost the overall performance of their sites.

Memcached in VPS Servers

You’ll get Memcached with any of the VPS server packages offered by us in case you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the caching platform through the Control Panel section with the very same name. The activation takes a couple of clicks of the mouse and you will notice the difference in the performance of your sites almost instantaneously. The amount of system memory that the Memcached caching platform can employ to store data depends on the given Virtual Private Server package that you have chosen, but at any rate it will be at least several hundred megabytes, which is quite enough even for multiple busy sites. You can use Memcached with sites driven by Joomla, WordPress or any other web-based application and decrease the load on your VPS, which will enable you to continue using the current Virtual Private Server hosting package instead of upgrading to a more powerful one, as you will simply not need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by popular websites such as Reddit, Wikipedia and Zynga, which is an evidence of its effectiveness.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Any dedicated server that is ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can start using the distributed memory caching system once your server is assembled, without the need to activate or upgrade anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use depends on the server that you have selected, but since our servers are quite powerful and due to the fact that it is likely that you will host resource-requiring Internet sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use is three gigabytes. This will allow you to accelerate the overall performance of extremely popular Internet sites with ease and you’ll observe the difference soon after Memcached begins caching database queries. You can take advantage of the system with any database-powered web portal, including those based on popular CMSs like WordPress and Joomla.