Memcached is a distributed memory object caching system, which is used to supercharge the overall performance of database-driven Internet sites by caching the requests and the responses between the website visitor and the server. To put it simply, anytime a particular web page on such a website is requested, the script queries its database to request the info that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to go to a different web page, the whole operation is executed again and this results in plenty of database queries and excessive load on the server, especially if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case any of these pages is accessed again, the script no longer has to call any info from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll get more gratified visitors and they will be able to browse your website much faster. Furthermore, the Memcached platform updates its cache every time any content in the database is modified, so the site visitors will never end up seeing old data.

Memcached in Shared Website Hosting

When you host script-based websites in a shared website hosting account with us, you can add the Memcached object caching system to your shared hosting plan with only a few clicks of the mouse through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantly and, since the extension required for it is already installed on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform, you can start using it straight away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many Internet sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of memory that Memcached will use. The latter is offered in increments of 16 MB and you can order memory whenever you like. Naturally, the more memory the Memcached caching system is allowed to use, the more content it will cache, so if you’ve got a traffic-intensive website with lots of content, you may need more memory in order to be able to take full advantage of the power that Memcached can give you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can add the Memcached object caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated packages that we’re offering and use its full capacity for any script-driven website hosted by us. The upgrade is available through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can choose two things – the number of instances and the amount of system memory. These things indicate the number of the sites that can use Memcached and how much memory it will use to store your content. You can choose them independently, since one instance is not linked to a specific amount of memory, so you can use lots of memory for a single regularly visited site, for instance. This feature is offered in increments of 16 MB and you can get as much memory as you wish. The platform can be used with any script-driven website regardless of its nature, including those that are based on widely used web-based applications like Joomla, Drupal or WordPress, and many companies like Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to accelerate the loading speed of their websites.

Memcached in VPS

When you get a virtual private server from our company, you’ll be able to use Memcached at no additional fee, as the data caching platform is offered with all virtual machines ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. Even if you’ve got resource-hungry Internet sites, you will be able to accelerate their overall performance without efforts and the lowered load on your VPS server will enable you to keep using your current Virtual Private Server package instead of upgrading to a more powerful one. The amount of memory that Memcached can use to cache data depends on the plan that you are using, but even with a lower-end one, you’ll get at least several hundred megabytes, which is considerably more than what you’d get with a shared web hosting plan, so the website performance boost will be substantial. You can take advantage of Memcached with any database-driven web app, no matter if you have developed it yourself or you are using a ready-made one like OpenCart, WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in Dedicated Hosting

You can use the full potential of Memcached with each dedicated server that we’re offering if you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel. A section in it is dedicated to the content caching system and you can start using Memcached for any website hosted on the dedicated machine with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. You can enhance the performance of any Internet site, irrespective of what script-powered web app you rely on or how large the website is, since the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 GB and this amount grows seriously with the more powerful dedicated servers. Soon after the system is enabled, it will begin caching information every time somebody accesses your website, so, as soon as enough info has been cached, you will notice the decreased load on your dedicated server and the optimized overall performance of the site. Memcached is used by numerous websites, including famous portals like Wikipedia, Zynga and Reddit, which is a confirmation of the efficiency of the caching system.