Memcached is an object caching platform, which is used to optimize the speed of database-powered sites by caching the requests 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 opened, the script connects to its database to request the info that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to go to a different page, the entire process is performed again and this leads to plenty of database queries and high load on the server, even more so if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to pull any content from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your website much faster. What’s more, Memcached "refreshes" its cache if any information in the database is altered, so the site visitors will never wind up seeing outdated data.

Memcached in Hosting

Memcached is available as an optional upgrade with each hosting account offered by us and if you’d like to use it for any script-based website that you host on our avant-garde cloud hosting platform, you’ll be able to activate it in a couple of simple steps through your Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be offered the option to upgrade two separate features – the number of instances and the memory. The first one has to do with the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached object caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several Internet sites, you can get a number of instances. The second one has to do with the total amount of memory that Memcached will be allowed to use in order to cache information, so for many websites (or for one traffic-heavy site), you may want to order more memory for improved performance. The memory is offered in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be ordered at any point. With the Memcached caching system, every script-powered Internet site hosted on our cloud servers will open much faster.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you get any of our semi-dedicated server plans, you’ll find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades section of your Hepsia Control Panel, so if you would like to use it for any of the Internet sites hosted in the semi-dedicated account, you can add it with only a few clicks. The data caching platform is ideal for any script-driven web application like Joomla, WordPress, or even an in-house made application, and depending on your needs, you will be able to select two different things – how many Internet sites will use the Memcached platform, in other words – the number of instances; and how much content will be stored, in other words – the amount of system memory that the platform will use. The two things are not bound to each other, so if you manage a high-demand website with a lot of data, you can get one instance and a large amount of memory. The Memcached platform will accelerate the overall performance of your websites soon after you enable it and both you and your visitors will enjoy much faster loading speeds.

Memcached in VPS Servers

You will get Memcached with any of the VPS server plans offered by our company in case you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel and you will be able to activate the caching platform via the section with the very same name. The activation requires several clicks and you’ll see the difference in the performance of your Internet sites almost instantly. The amount of system memory that the Memcached caching platform can take advantage of to store data depends on the given VPS hosting plan that you’ve chosen, but at any rate it won’t be less than several hundred MB, which is quite enough even for multiple heavy Internet sites. You can use Memcached with sites based on WordPress, Joomla or any other app and reduce the load on your VPS, which will permit you to keep using the current VPS package rather than migrating to a more powerful one, since you simply won’t need it. Memcached is already being used by popular websites like Zynga, Reddit and Wikipedia, which confirms its efficiency.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Each dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can start using this data caching system once your server is completely functional, without needing to upgrade or install anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can use depends on the very server that you’ve selected, but since our servers are really powerful and due to the fact that it is likely that you will host resource-hungry Internet sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use is three gigabytes. This will allow you to improve the overall performance of very heavy sites with ease and you will observe the difference soon after the Memcached caching system starts caching database requests. You can make use of the Memcached caching system with any database-driven website, including those that are based on popular CMSs such as WordPress and Joomla.