Memcached is a distributed memory caching platform, which is used to supercharge the speed of database-powered sites by caching the queries and the responses between the visitor and the server. In simple terms, every time a given web page on such a website is visited, the script queries its database to get the information that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to visit a different web page, the whole process is carried out again and this generates a lot of database calls and high load on the server, even more so if the website has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer has to extract any content from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your site will increase and you will enjoy more happy visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your website faster. Moreover, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache if any information in the database is changed, so the site users will never end up seeing outdated data.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

Memcached is offered as an optional upgrade with each shared hosting plan that we are offering and in case you would like to use it for any script-powered site that you host on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it in a couple of simple steps through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll get the option to upgrade two different things – the instances and the memory. The first one is related to the number of the websites that can use the Memcached caching system simultaneously, so if you need it for several sites, you can get a handful of instances. The second one has to do with the maximum amount of memory that Memcached will be allowed to use to cache information, so for a lot of websites (or for one single resource-requiring site), you’d better get more memory for better results. The memory comes in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be added at any point. With Memcached, every script-based site hosted on our servers will load extra-fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can get the Memcached distributed memory object caching system as an optional upgrade with each of our semi-dedicated servers and since it works with any script-driven software app, you can use it for every website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, regardless of what application you have used – Joomla, Mambo or WordPress, a custom-developed application, etc. You can add the upgrade through the respective section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated account, and you can choose two separate things – the number of instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. Basically, these things define how many sites will use Memcached and the amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to store your information. The two features are ordered independently for more freedom and one instance does not come with a particular amount of memory. You can take full advantage of Memcached with any type of website and both you and your website visitors will swiftly spot the difference in the performance.

Memcached in VPS Servers

You will get Memcached with each of the VPS server packages that we’re offering if you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you will be able to activate the caching platform via the Control Panel section with the very same name. The activation takes a couple of clicks of the mouse and you will detect the difference in the overall performance of your Internet sites almost instantaneously. The amount of system memory that the Memcached caching platform can employ to cache content depends on the particular VPS plan that you’ve picked, but in any case it will be at least several hundred MB, which is more than enough even for multiple resource-intensive websites. You can use the Memcached platform with websites based on Joomla, WordPress or any other web-based application and reduce the load on your virtual server, which will enable you to keep using the current VPS hosting package instead of upgrading to a more powerful one, as you simply won’t need it. Memcached is already being used by famous websites such as Reddit, Zynga and Wikipedia, which shows its effectiveness.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached comes free of charge with all dedicated servers offered by our company and the sole condition is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the data caching system for any database-powered website, including those based on famous apps – for example, a WordPress personal weblog or a Joomla-powered community site. Each server comes with a given amount of system memory that the Memcached system can employ, but the minimum you will get is 3 gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to optimize the load speed of extremely heavy sites tremendously, as this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached information. The system will start caching content once it’s enabled, so shortly after that, you will observe the optimized overall performance of your websites and the reduced server load. Plenty of Internet sites use Memcached to boost their effectiveness, including famous ones like Wikipedia and Reddit.