Memcached is a distributed memory caching system, which is used to optimize the speed of database-powered websites by caching the queries and the replies between the user and the server. Simply put, anytime a certain page on such a site is accessed, the script sends a query to its database to get the information that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to go to a different web page, the whole procedure is performed again and this leads to lots of database calls and excessive server load, especially if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to pull any content from the database, since everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll have more happy visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your website much faster. At the same time, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache whenever any content in the database is modified, so the users will never end up seeing outdated content.

Memcached in Shared Website Hosting

The Memcached caching system is available as an upgrade with each and every Linux shared website hosting that we offer and you can begin using it the moment you activate it, since the PHP extension that it needs so as to work correctly is already installed on our innovative cloud web hosting platform. You can request the upgrade from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each shared web hosting package and a brand-new section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the instances and the amount of memory, so as to offer you more freedom. 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, specifies the total size of the content that the system can cache. A regularly visited site with a large-size database may need more memory so as to take an even greater advantage of the Memcached caching system, so in case you’d like to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any given time with several clicks of the mouse.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can get the Memcached caching system as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting and since it works with any script-driven software application, you can use it for each site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, regardless of what app you have used – Mambo, Joomla or WordPress, a custom app, etc. You can add the upgrade from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated server account, and you can choose two different things – the instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. In other words, these things determine how many websites will use the Memcached caching system and the maximum amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to store your content. The two features are ordered independently for more flexibility and one instance does not come bundled with a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can make use of Memcached with any kind of website and both you and your website visitors will quickly see the difference in the overall performance.

Memcached in VPS Web Hosting

Memcached is included by default with every virtual private server that we’re offering on the condition that you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel, so you won’t have to pay any extra money to be able to make the most of the maximum potential of this caching system. The more powerful Virtual Private Server hosting plan you select, the more memory Memcached will have for information caching purposes, but you’ll have at least several hundred megabytes at all times, which is much more than what you’d get with a shared plan. This will enable you to use the Memcached caching system for lots of Internet sites, irrespective of how popular they are, which in turn goes to say that you can use a lower-end plan for them without overloading your virtual machine. The caching system is suitable for script-based web applications like WordPress, OpenCart, Joomla or Mambo, and you can utilize it even with a custom-made app. Shortly after you activate the Memcached system, it will start caching information and you’ll see the enhanced performance of your websites.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting

You can unleash the full potential of Memcached with each dedicated server that we offer if you select Hepsia as your Control Panel. A section in it is dedicated to the content caching system and you can begin using Memcached for any Internet site hosted on the dedicated machine with only a couple of mouse clicks. You can improve the overall performance of any Internet site, no matter what script-driven application you are using or how large the website is, as the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 gigabytes and this amount increases considerably with the more powerful servers. Soon after the caching system is enabled, it will start caching data every time somebody accesses your site, so, once sufficient info has been stored, you will notice the decreased load on your dedicated machine and the optimized performance of your Internet site. Memcached is used by numerous websites, including popular portals like Zynga, Reddit and Wikipedia, which confirms the effectiveness of the Memcached caching system.