Memcached is a caching system, which is used to increase the loading speed of database-powered Internet sites by caching the calls and the replies between the website visitor and the server. Simply put, every time a certain page on such a website is requested, the script sends a database query to fetch the information that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to go to some other page, the entire procedure is executed again and this leads to a lot of database queries and high server load, even more so if the website has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer has to extract any info from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall speed of your site will increase and you’ll enjoy more gratified visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your website much faster. Moreover, the Memcached platform updates its cache if any data in the database is edited, so the users will never end up seeing outdated data.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

The Memcached caching system is offered as an upgrade with each Linux cloud hosting that we’re offering and you can start using it the moment you add it, since the extension that it needs so as to run properly is already available on our leading-edge cloud platform. You can request the upgrade from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each web hosting package and a brand-new section where you can manage Memcached will show up. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the instances and the amount of memory, so as to offer you more flexibility. The first one shows the number of the websites that can use Memcached, while the second one, which is available in increments of 16 MB, indicates the total size of the content that the system can cache. A traffic-heavy Internet site with a large database may need more memory in order to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so if you need to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any time with a couple of clicks of the mouse.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can add the Memcached memory caching platform to any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we are offering and make use of its full capacity for any script-driven website hosted by us. The upgrade is offered through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can select two features – the instances and the system memory. These things define how many sites can use the Memcached platform and the amount of system memory that it will use to cache your information. You can choose them separately, since one instance is not bound to a particular amount of memory, so you can use plenty of memory for one regularly visited website, for instance. This upgrade is available in increments of 16 megabytes and you can get as much memory as you need. The platform can be used with any script-driven website regardless of its type, including those based on widespread web applications like Drupal, Joomla or WordPress, and plenty of companies such as Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to boost the loading speed of their websites.

Memcached in VPS

If you get a virtual private server from our company, you will be able to use Memcached at no additional price, as the distributed memory object caching platform comes with all VPSs that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. Even if you manage traffic-intensive Internet sites, you will be able to enhance their performance with no effort and the reduced load on the virtual machine will enable you to keep using your current plan rather than migrating to a more powerful one. The amount of system memory that the Memcached platform can use to cache info depends on the package that you’re using, but even with a low-end one, you’ll have at least several hundred megabytes, which is significantly more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared web hosting plan, so the website performance boost will be great. You can take advantage of Memcached with any database-powered web app, regardless of whether you’ve built it on your own or you’re using a ready-made one such as OpenCart, WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in Dedicated Hosting

Memcached is available for free with all Linux dedicated hosting that we are offering and the one and only condition is that the dedicated machine must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the object caching system for any database-powered website, including those that are based on famous web-based apps – for instance, a WordPress online blog or a Joomla-driven community site. Each server is tied to a different amount of memory that the Memcached system can employ, but the minimum you will get is three gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to optimize the load speed of extremely busy websites noticeably, since this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached information. The Memcached system will start caching data once it’s activated, so shortly after that, you will note the enhanced overall performance of your sites and the lowered load on the server. Plenty of websites use the Memcached system to enhance their efficacy, including famous ones like Reddit and Wikipedia.