Memcached is a data caching platform, which is used to enhance the speed of database-powered sites by caching the queries and the responses between the visitor and the server. To put it differently, anytime a certain web page on such a website is requested, the script queries its database to get the information that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to go to some other web page, the whole process is repeated and this generates numerous database requests and higher load on the server, even more so if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so in case any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer has to pull any data from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your site much faster. Moreover, the Memcached platform updates its cache if any info in the database is changed, so the site users will never end up seeing out-of-date data.

Memcached in Shared Website Hosting

You can take advantage of the Memcached caching system with all shared website hosting services offered by our company. It is available as an optional upgrade, which you can obtain with just a few mouse clicks through your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It requires an extension, which is already installed on our cloud web hosting platform, so you can begin using the Memcached caching system the moment you add it. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts, which will offer you more versatility depending on the Internet sites that you want to use it for. The first one shows the number of the sites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the so-called ‘instances’, whereas the second one is related to the memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can order more memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you’ve added, the more data will be cached, which may be a really good idea for traffic-heavy sites with very large databases and many visitors. In this way, you can enhance the loading speed of any script-powered site hosted on our servers with ease.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can add the Memcached object caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated hosting that we are offering and make use of its full potential for any script-powered site hosted on our servers. The upgrade is offered through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can choose two things – the number of instances and the memory. These things determine how many sites can use the Memcached platform and how much system memory it will use to store your info. You can choose them independently, since a given instance is not linked to a fixed amount of system memory, so you can use plenty of memory for a single large-scale site, for example. This feature comes in increments of 16 MB and you can get as much memory as you want. The platform can be used with any script-driven site regardless of its type, including those based on popular Internet applications like WordPress, Drupal or Joomla, and a lot of companies like Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to accelerate the loading speed of their websites.

Memcached in VPS Web Hosting

Memcached is available as standard with all VPS web hosting services ordered with our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension it requires so as to function correctly is compiled when the VPS server is configured, so you can begin using the distributed memory caching platform once your brand new server is fully operational. The system memory that the Memcached caching platform can use depends on the particular VPS plan, but even with the less powerful plans, you’ll get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal only for this platform. This will permit you to improve the performance of multiple sites hosted on the VPS server at the same time and to lower the load on the virtual machine even if you manage traffic-hungry script-based web pages with numerous users. The platform can be used with any script – Drupal, Mambo or Joomla, or a custom-developed one, and you will notice the better overall performance shortly after you begin using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting

You can use the full potential of Memcached with each dedicated server offered by us if you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel. A special section in it is dedicated to the distributed memory caching system and you can start using Memcached for any Internet site hosted on the dedicated server with just a few clicks of the mouse. You can increase the performance of any website, no matter what script-driven software app you’re using or how busy the website is, as the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to employ is 3 GB and this amount grows tremendously with the more powerful dedicated servers. Soon after the system is enabled, it will start caching content anytime somebody accesses your site, so, once enough content has been stored, you’ll perceive the decreased load on the server and the enhanced performance of your website. The Memcached system is used by lots of sites, including popular portals like Reddit, Wikipedia and Zynga, which shows the efficiency of the Memcached caching system.