Memcached is an object caching system, which is used to supercharge the loading speed of database-driven sites by caching the queries and the replies between the user and the server. To put it differently, every time a certain web page on such a site is requested, the script connects to its database to fetch the info that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to go to some other page, the whole process is carried out again and this leads to a lot of database requests and excessive server load, especially if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer has to fetch any information from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your site will increase and you will get more happy visitors and they will be able to browse your site faster. At the same time, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache every time any info in the database is edited, so the visitors will never see out-of-date content.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you buy one of our semi-dedicated server packages, you’ll find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades part of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you would like to use it for any of the sites hosted in your account, you can enable it with just a few mouse clicks. The data caching platform is suitable for any script-powered software application such as Joomla, WordPress, or even a custom-made application, and based on your needs, you’ll be able to select two separate things – how many websites will use the Memcached platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much information will be stored, in other words – the amount of system memory that the platform will use. The two things are not bound to each other, so if you run a popular Internet site with a lot of data, you can order one instance and a large amount of memory. Memcached will increase the performance of your Internet sites shortly after you activate it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy much better load speeds.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached is available by default with all VPS servers ordered with our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel. The extension it needs in order to perform correctly is compiled when the virtual server is configured, so you can begin using the caching platform the moment your new virtual server is fully operational. The memory that Memcached can employ depends on the particular Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the lower-end plans, you will get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal only for this platform. This will allow you to enhance the overall performance of multiple sites hosted on the VPS at the same time and to lower the load on the machine even if you’ve got busy script-powered web pages with a lot of viewers. The platform can be used with any script – Mambo, Joomla or Drupal, or a custom one, and you’ll distinguish the faster performance shortly after you start using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached comes for free with all dedicated servers offered by our company and the one and only condition is that the dedicated machine must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the object caching system for any database-powered website, including those that are based on popular Internet apps – for example, a WordPress online blog or a Joomla-powered community website. Each server is tied to a different amount of system memory that Memcached can use, but the minimum you will get is 3 GB, which is sufficient enough to accelerate the load speed of very heavy websites noticeably, as this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached info. The system will start storing information once it is enabled, so shortly thereafter, you’ll see the optimized overall performance of your sites and the lowered server load. Numerous websites use the Memcached caching system to enhance their efficiency, including famous ones like Reddit and Wikipedia.