Memcached is a distributed memory caching platform, which is used to supercharge the loading speed of database-powered sites by caching the requests and the responses between the user and the server. To put it differently, anytime a given page on such a site is accessed, the script connects to its database to fetch the info that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a link to go to a different web page, the whole operation is executed again and this generates a lot of database requests and higher server load, even more so if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is accessed again, the script no longer has to fetch any data from the database, since everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall speed of your website will "soar" and you will have more gratified visitors and they will be able to browse your website much faster. Furthermore, Memcached "refreshes" its cache every time any content in the database is updated, so the website visitors will never wind up seeing old content.

Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting

Memcached is available as an optional upgrade with each cloud website hosting account that we are offering and in case you want to use it for any script-driven Internet site that you host on our cutting-edge cloud platform, you’ll be able to add it in a few easy steps via your Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you will be offered the option to upgrade two different things – the instances and the memory. The first one has to do with the number of the websites that can use the Memcached distributed memory caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several websites, you can order a number of instances. The second one has to do with the maximum amount of memory that the system will be permitted to use to cache information, so for numerous websites (or for one large-size site), you should get more memory for improved performance. The memory comes in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be added at any time. With the Memcached caching system, every script-driven website hosted on our servers will open incredibly fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can add the Memcached content caching platform to any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages offered by our company and make use of its full potential for any script-powered website hosted by us. The upgrade is offered through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can choose two things – the number of instances and the memory. These things indicate the number of the websites that can use Memcached and the amount of memory that it will use to cache your information. You can choose them independently, since one instance is not bound to a specific amount of memory, so you can use lots of memory for one traffic-consuming site, for instance. This upgrade 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-powered site irrespective of its type, including those that are based on widespread web-based applications like Joomla, WordPress or Drupal, and a lot of companies like Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to boost the performance of their websites.

Memcached in VPS

When you obtain a virtual private server from us, you’ll be able to use Memcached at no extra charge, as the object caching platform comes with all virtual servers ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Even if you run popular Internet sites, you’ll be able to improve their performance without effort and the decreased load on your VPS server will allow you to keep your current Virtual Private Server plan rather than migrating to a more powerful one. The amount of memory that Memcached can use to cache content depends on the package that you are using, but even with a low-end one, you will have at least several hundred MB, which is significantly more than what you’d get with a shared plan, so the website performance boost will be substantial. You can take advantage of the Memcached platform with any database-powered web app, irrespective of whether you have developed it on your own or you are using a ready-made one such as OpenCart, WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in Dedicated Hosting

Any dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can start using this object caching system as soon as the server is completely ready, without having to activate or upgrade anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the server that you have chosen, but since our servers are remarkably powerful and due to the fact that it’s likely that you will host resource-heavy websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use will be 3 gigabytes. This will permit you to boost the performance of extremely busy Internet sites without efforts and you’ll distinguish the difference shortly after the Memcached system starts caching database requests. You can take advantage of the Memcached system with any database-driven site, including those that are based on popular Content Management Systems like Joomla and WordPress.