Memcached is an object caching system, which is used to optimize the speed of database-driven sites by caching the calls and the replies between the visitor and the server. Simply put, every time a certain page on such a site is accessed, the script connects to its database to get the info that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to visit a different web page, the whole procedure is performed again and this leads to plenty of database queries and higher server load, particularly if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer has to extract any info from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll have more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your website faster. Moreover, Memcached "refreshes" its cache whenever any data in the database is changed, so the site users will never wind up seeing outdated data.

Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting

When you host script-driven sites in a cloud web hosting account with our company, you can add the Memcached distributed memory object caching system to your hosting plan with just a few mouse clicks from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantaneously and, since the PHP extension needed for it is pre-installed on our innovative cloud web hosting platform, you can start using it straight away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many Internet sites will use Memcached) and to the system memory that Memcached will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 megabytes and you can add memory as many times as you like. Logically, the more memory Memcached is permitted to use, the more content it will cache, so if you run a traffic-hungry site with lots of content, you may need more memory in order to be able to make the most of the power that Memcached can give you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you buy one of our semi-dedicated server plans, you will find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades part of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you want to use it for any of the sites hosted in your account, you can activate it with just a few mouse clicks. The distributed memory object caching platform is ideal for any script-based software app such as WordPress, Joomla, or even a custom-built app, and depending on your requirements, you’ll be able to select two different things – how many websites will use the Memcached caching platform, in other words – the number of instances; and how much data will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory that the platform will use. The two features are not bound to each other, so if you’ve got a high-demand Internet site with a lot of content, you can get one instance and a large amount of system memory. Memcached will improve the performance of your Internet sites shortly after you enable it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy much faster loading times.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached comes as standard with all Linux VPS hosting service ordered with our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel. The extension it requires in order to function correctly is compiled when the virtual server is configured, so you can start using the caching platform once your new Virtual Private Server is completely operational. The memory that Memcached can employ depends on the given plan, but even with the less powerful plans, several hundred megabytes will be at your disposal only for this platform. This will permit you to boost the performance of multiple sites hosted on the VPS simultaneously and to decrease the load on the machine even if you run frequently visited script-driven web portals with plenty of users. Memcached can be used with any script – Drupal, Mambo or Joomla, or a custom-built script, and you’ll notice the faster overall performance shortly after you start using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached comes free of charge with all dedicated service that we offer and the one and only requirement is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the data caching system for any database-powered website, including those that are based on famous web applications – for example, a WordPress blog or a Joomla-driven social networking website. Each server comes with a specific amount of system memory that the Memcached caching system can employ, but the minimum amount you’ll get is three gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to increase the speed of extremely popular websites significantly, as this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached data. The Memcached system will start caching data as soon as it’s activated, so shortly thereafter, you will see the improved overall performance of your websites and the decreased load on the server. Lots of websites use the Memcached caching system to increase their efficiency, including famous ones such as Reddit and Wikipedia.