Memcached is a memory caching platform, which is used to boost the load speed of database-driven Internet sites by caching the queries and the responses between the user and the server. To put it differently, every time a given web page on such a website is requested, the script sends a database query to get the info that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks a link to go to another web page, the entire process is performed again and this results in multiple database requests and high load on the server, especially if the website has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer has to extract any information 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 have more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to browse your site faster. Plus, Memcached "refreshes" its cache whenever any content in the database is modified, so the users will never end up seeing old data.

Memcached in Hosting

The Memcached memory caching system is available as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux hosting offered by us and you’ll be able to begin using it as soon as you activate it, as the PHP extension that it requires in order to perform properly is already installed on our advanced cloud web hosting platform. You can request the upgrade through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every shared hosting package and a new section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the instances and the amount of memory, so as to give you more versatility. The first one shows the number of the Internet sites which can use Memcached, whereas the second one, which is offered in increments of 16 megabytes, defines the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A busy Internet site with a very large database may require more memory so as to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so if you wish to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any time with several mouse clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get any of our semi-dedicated server packages, you will find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades part of the Hepsia Control Panel, so if you’d like to use it for any of the websites hosted in your account, you can activate it with only a couple of mouse clicks. The platform is perfect for any script-based web app like WordPress, Joomla, or even a custom-developed application, and based on your necessities, you’ll be able to choose two separate features – how many websites will use the Memcached caching platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much content will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory that the platform will use. The two features are not bound to each other, so if you run a popular Internet site with lots of data, you can order one instance and a large amount of memory. Memcached will enhance the overall performance of your sites soon after you activate it and both you and your visitors will enjoy faster load times.

Memcached in VPS Hosting

You’ll get Memcached with any of the virtual private server packages offered by us when you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the caching platform through the section with the very same name. The configuration requires several clicks and you will distinguish the difference in the overall performance of your websites almost momentarily. The amount of memory that Memcached can use to store info depends on the particular Virtual Private Server hosting package that you have selected, but at any rate it won’t be less than several hundred megabytes, which is more than enough even for multiple regularly visited websites. You can use the Memcached platform with Internet sites based on WordPress, Joomla or any other Internet app and decrease the load on your VPS server, which will enable you to continue using the current VPS plan instead of upgrading to a more powerful one, since you will simply not need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by popular websites such as Zynga, Reddit and Wikipedia, which shows its efficiency.

Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting

Memcached is available for free with all Linux dedicated web hosting that we’re offering and the sole requirement is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the distributed memory caching system for any database-driven site, including those that are based on popular Internet applications – for instance, a WordPress personal weblog or a Joomla-powered social network. Each dedicated server is tied to a different amount of system memory that the Memcached system can employ, but the minimum you’ll get is 3 gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to increase the loading speed of very large sites noticeably, since this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached data. The system will begin storing info as soon as it’s activated, so soon thereafter, you will detect the improved overall performance of your websites and the reduced load on the dedicated server. Lots of websites use the Memcached caching system to enhance their efficacy, including popular ones like Reddit and Wikipedia.