Memcached is a distributed memory object caching system, which is used to optimize the overall performance of database-driven sites by caching the queries and the replies between the user and the server. To put it differently, anytime a given page on such a website is opened, the script sends a query to its database to request the information that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to visit a different page, the whole operation is performed again and this leads to plenty of database queries and higher load on the server, especially if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer has to call any data from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your site will increase and you will have more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your website faster. Additionally, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache when any info in the database is modified, so the site visitors will never see old content.

Memcached in Shared Website Hosting

Memcached is available as an optional upgrade with each shared website hosting package offered by us and in case you wish to use it for any script-based Internet site that you host on our innovative cloud hosting platform, you’ll be able to enable it in a couple of easy steps through your Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you will get the option to upgrade two separate features – the number of instances and the 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 number of instances. The second one has to do with the maximum amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to cache content, so for numerous websites (or for one busy site), you should order more memory for better performance. The memory comes in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be ordered at any point. With Memcached, every script-based site hosted on our servers will load faster than the speed of light.

Memcached in VPS Servers

You will get Memcached with any of the VPS server packages that we are offering in case you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you will be able to activate the caching platform via the section with the same name. The activation requires several clicks and you’ll see the difference in the performance of your Internet sites almost instantaneously. The amount of system memory that the Memcached caching platform can employ to cache information depends on the given Virtual Private Server hosting plan that you have selected, but in any case it won’t be less than several hundred MB, which is more than enough even for multiple traffic-hungry sites. You can use the Memcached platform with Internet sites driven by WordPress, Joomla or any other web-based application and reduce the load on your server, which will permit you to keep using the current Virtual Private Server plan instead of migrating to a more powerful one, since you will simply not need it. Memcached is already being used by famous websites such as Zynga, Wikipedia and Reddit, which is a proof of its efficacy.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Any dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can begin using the distributed memory caching system the moment your server is up and running, without the need to activate or upgrade anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use depends on the server that you’ve picked, but since our servers are very powerful and considering the fact that it is likely that you will host resource-intensive websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use will be three gigabytes. This will enable you to enhance the performance of very heavy Internet sites without effort and you’ll distinguish the difference shortly after the Memcached caching system starts caching database calls. You can take full advantage of the Memcached system with any database-powered website, including those based on famous CMSs like WordPress and Joomla.