Memcached is a memory caching platform, which is used to boost the load speed of database-driven websites by caching the calls and the replies between the visitor and the server. To put it in simple terms, anytime a particular page on such a site is opened, the script queries its database to request the info that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to visit some other page, the whole process is performed again and this leads to numerous database calls and excessive server load, particularly if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is requested again, the script no longer has to pull any content from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your site will increase and you’ll get more gratified visitors and they will be able to surf through your website much faster. Plus, Memcached updates its cache when any information in the database is updated, so the website visitors will never wind up seeing old data.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

Memcached is available as an upgrade with each and every shared hosting account offered by our company and in case you’d like to use it for any script-powered Internet site that you host on our innovative cloud web hosting platform, you’ll be able to enable it in several simple steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be offered the option to upgrade two different things – the instances and the system memory. The first one is related to the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached object caching system simultaneously, so if you need it for several websites, you can order a handful of instances. The second one refers to the total amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to cache info, so for lots of sites (or for one single regularly visited site), you may want to get more memory for improved performance. The memory comes in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be ordered at any time. With the Memcached caching system, every script-based Internet site hosted on our servers will open extra-fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can add Memcached to any of the semi-dedicated servers offered by our company and make use of its full capacity for any script-driven website hosted by us. The upgrade is offered through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can choose two things – the instances and the amount of system memory. These things indicate how many sites can use the Memcached caching platform and the amount of memory that it will use to store your info. You can choose them separately, since a given instance is not linked to a fixed amount of memory, so you can use a lot of memory for one resource-heavy Internet site, for example. This upgrade comes in increments of 16 megabytes and you can get as much memory as you need. The platform can be used with any script-driven site irrespective of its nature, including those based on widely used Internet applications like WordPress, Drupal or Joomla, and plenty of companies like Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to optimize the loading speed of their websites.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached is included by default with each VPS server offered by our company if you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel, so you will not have to pay anything extra to be able to use the maximum potential of this caching system. The more powerful VPS hosting package you choose, the more system memory Memcached will have for content storage purposes, but you’ll have no less than several hundred megabytes all the time, which is much more than the amount of memory you’d get with a shared plan. This will permit you to use Memcached for many sites, regardless of how large they are, which in turn means that you can use a lower-end package for them without overloading the VPS. The caching system is suitable for script-driven software applications such as Joomla, WordPress, OpenCart or Mambo, and you can utilize it even with a custom-made app. Soon after you activate Memcached, it will begin caching info and you’ll spot the optimized overall performance of your sites.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Any dedicated server that is ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can start using this distributed memory caching system once the dedicated server is completely functional, without the need to install or upgrade anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can employ depends on the server that you’ve chosen, but since our servers are very powerful and due to the fact that it’s likely that you’ll host resource-hungry sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use will be three gigabytes. This will permit you to improve the overall performance of very popular Internet sites effortlessly and you will note the difference shortly after Memcached begins caching database queries. You can take full advantage of the caching system with any database-powered site, including those based on widely used CMSs such as Joomla and WordPress.