Memcached is a distributed memory caching system, which is used to boost the performance of database-powered websites by caching the requests and the responses between the user and the server. Put simply, every time a given page on such a website is accessed, the script connects to its database to request the info that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to visit another page, the entire operation is repeated and this results in a lot of database requests and higher load on the server, even more so if the website has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is requested again, the script no longer has to extract any content from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your site will "soar" and you will enjoy more gratified visitors and they’ll be able to browse your site much faster. In addition, the Memcached platform updates its cache every time any data in the database is edited, so the website users will never see out-of-date content.

Memcached in Web Hosting

You can make use of Memcached with all Linux web hosting that we are offering. It is available as an optional upgrade, which you can add with just a few clicks of the mouse through your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It needs an extension, which is already installed on our cloud platform, so you can begin using the Memcached caching system as soon as you add it. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts, which will offer you more flexibility depending on the Internet sites that you wish to use it for. The first one defines the number of the sites that will use Memcached, or the ‘instances’, whereas the second one refers to the memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can order more system memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you’ve added, the more content will be cached, which may be an exceptionally good idea for high-traffic websites with large-size databases and numerous users. Thus, you can supercharge the overall performance of every script-driven site hosted on our servers without efforts.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you choose to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, since the distributed memory object caching platform’s activation takes several clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The required extension is already installed on our servers, so you can start using the Memcached caching platform the moment you add it to your account. You’ll be able to choose how many Internet sites can use it and how much info it will cache, in other words – there are two different features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the system memory. You can order more of both, so if one of your Internet sites becomes very popular, for instance, you can always add more memory to it. Our system is pretty flexible in this regard and we do not bind a specific number of instances to a fixed amount of memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached caching platform to boost the loading speed of any script-driven site, including those that are based on widely used software apps, such as WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in VPS Hosting

Memcached is available by default with all Linux VPS hosting that are ordered with our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. The extension it needs so as to work properly is compiled when the VPS server is configured, so you can start using the distributed memory object caching platform once your new virtual server is fully operational. The memory that the Memcached platform can use depends on the given Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the lower-end ones, several hundred megabytes will be at your disposal exclusively for this platform. This will allow you to enhance the overall performance of numerous websites hosted on the VPS at the same time and to decrease the load on the machine even if you run large-size script-driven web portals with many users. Memcached can be used with any script – Mambo, Joomla or Drupal, or a custom-built script, and you will notice the faster performance soon after you begin using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting

You can unlock the full potential of Memcached with each and every dedicated server that we offer if you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A special Control Panel section is dedicated to the caching system and you can start using Memcached for any Internet site hosted on the dedicated machine with just a few clicks of the mouse. You can improve the overall performance of any Internet site, regardless of what script-driven software application you’re using or how popular the Internet site is, as the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to employ is 3 GB and this amount rises considerably with the more powerful dedicated servers. Soon after the caching system is activated, it will start caching content every time someone opens your site, so, once enough data has been stored, you will perceive the reduced load on the dedicated machine and the optimized performance of your Internet site. The Memcached caching system is being used by lots of websites, among them famous portals such as Zynga, Reddit and Wikipedia, which proves the efficiency of the Memcached system.