Memcached is a distributed memory caching platform, which is used to accelerate the speed of database-driven Internet sites by caching the queries and the responses between the visitor and the server. To put it differently, every time a certain web page on such a site is requested, the script queries its database to request the information that should be shown to the website visitor. If the latter clicks on a link to open another page, the whole process is carried out again and this results in a lot of database requests and higher server load, even more so if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer needs to extract any information from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your website will increase and you will have more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your website much faster. Also, Memcached updates its cache whenever any content in the database is modified, so the visitors will never wind up seeing outdated data.

Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting

Memcached is available as an optional upgrade with each cloud website hosting account offered by our company and if you want to use it for any script-based site that you host on our cutting-edge cloud platform, you’ll be able to activate it in a couple of easy steps through your Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be offered the option to upgrade two separate things – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one has to do with the number of the websites that can use the Memcached content caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several sites, you can order a handful of instances. The second one refers to the total amount of memory that Memcached will be permitted to use to cache content, so for many sites (or for one single traffic-hungry site), you may want to get more memory for better results. The memory comes in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be added at any time. With Memcached, each script-driven Internet site hosted on our cloud servers will open faster than the speed of light.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can add the Memcached content caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated service offered by our company and make use of its full potential for any script-powered site hosted on our servers. The upgrade is offered through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can select two things – the number of instances and the memory. These things specify the number of the sites that can use the Memcached platform and how much system memory it will use to cache your content. You can select them independently, since one instance is not linked to a fixed amount of system memory, so you can use lots of memory for a single traffic-intensive Internet site, for instance. This feature is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order as much memory as you need. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-powered site regardless of its nature, including those that are based on widespread applications like Joomla, WordPress or Drupal, and many companies such as Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to improve the performance of their websites.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached is included by default with every VPS server offered by our company if you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel, so you won’t have to pay anything extra to be able to use the power of this data caching system. The more powerful VPS hosting package you pick, the more memory Memcached will have for content caching purposes, but you’ll have no less than several hundred MB 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 the Memcached system for lots of Internet sites, irrespective of how busy they are, which in turn goes to say that you can use a low-end plan for them without overloading the Virtual Private Server. The caching system is perfect for script-driven apps such as WordPress, OpenCart, Joomla or Mambo, and you can use it even with a custom-made app. Shortly after you activate Memcached, it will start storing data and you will note the enhanced performance of your sites.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Any dedicated server that’s ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can begin using the memory caching system the moment your dedicated server is fully functional, without needing to install or upgrade anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can employ depends on the very server that you’ve picked, but since our servers are astonishingly powerful and given the fact that it’s likely that you will host resource-intensive sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use will be three gigabytes. This will enable you to improve the overall performance of extremely heavy Internet sites with no effort and you will note the difference shortly after the Memcached system starts caching database queries. You can make full use of the system with any database-driven web portal, including those that are based on widely used Content Management Systems like WordPress and Joomla.