Memcached is a distributed memory object caching system, which is used to optimize the performance of database-powered sites by caching the requests and the responses between the user and the server. In simple terms, every time a certain web page on such a site is opened, the script sends a query to its database to request the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a link to visit a different web page, the whole procedure is carried out again and this leads to plenty of database requests and excessive load on the server, especially if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer has to call any information from the database, since everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll have more happy visitors and they will be able to surf through your website faster. Besides, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache every time any content in the database is altered, so the website users will never see out-of-date data.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can get Memcached as an upgrade with all our semi-dedicated hosting plans and since it works with any script-driven web app, you can use it for each website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, regardless of what app you have used – Joomla, Mambo or WordPress, a custom application, etc. You can order the upgrade via the respective section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated server account, and you can choose two different features – the instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. Basically, these things determine how many sites will use the Memcached system and the amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to store your data. The two things are ordered independently for more freedom and one instance does not come with a fixed amount of system memory. You can make use of Memcached with any sort of site and both you and your visitors will swiftly detect the difference in the overall performance.

Memcached in VPS Servers

You will get Memcached with any of the VPS server packages that we’re offering when you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the object caching platform through the section with the very same name. The configuration takes a couple of clicks of the mouse and you will notice the difference in the overall performance of your websites almost instantaneously. The amount of system memory that the Memcached caching platform can employ to cache content depends on the particular VPS hosting plan that you’ve selected, but at any rate it won’t be less than several hundred megabytes, which is more than enough even for several content-rich sites. You can use the Memcached platform with websites based on WordPress, Joomla or any other app and decrease the load on your Virtual Private Server, which will enable you to continue 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 like Wikipedia, Zynga and Reddit, which is a confirmation of its efficacy.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

If you order any of our dedicated web hosting plans and if you choose Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel during the signup process, you’ll get the Memcached caching platform by default and you can use it with each website that you host on the dedicated machine without upgrading or installing anything. It will begin caching info as people access your website, so you will detect the effect of using it soon thereafter. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the caching platform is three gigabytes and normally, the more powerful the dedicated plan, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to take advantage of the platform for a large number of Internet sites or for an extremely busy website without compromising its efficiency. The Memcached platform will enable you to boost the load speed of any database-driven site in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress blog, an OpenCart web store, etcetera, and to improve the performance of your dedicated machine.