Memcached is a content caching system, which is used to improve the speed of database-driven websites by caching the calls and the replies between the visitor and the server. Put simply, every time a particular web page on such a site is opened, the script queries its database to fetch the info that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks on a hyperlink to go to some other page, the whole procedure is executed again and this leads to multiple database calls and excessive server load, even more so if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to call any info from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall speed of your site will "soar" and you will have more satisfied visitors and they will be able to navigate through your website faster. At the same time, the Memcached platform updates its cache every time any information in the database is updated, so the users will never end up seeing old data.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

When you host script-based sites in a shared hosting account with our company, you will be able to add the Memcached object caching system to your plan with just a couple of mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available immediately and, since the required PHP extension is already installed on our innovative cloud platform, you can start using it straight away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many Internet sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of system memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter is offered in increments of 16 MB and you can order as much memory as you need. Logically, the more memory the Memcached caching system is permitted to use, the more content it will cache, so in case you own a large-sized website with a lot of content, you may require more memory in order to be able to make full use of the power that Memcached can offer you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you buy any of our semi-dedicated server packages, you’ll find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades part of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you would like to use it for any of the sites hosted in your semi-dedicated account, you can activate it with only a few mouse clicks. The data caching platform is suitable for any script-driven application like WordPress, Joomla, or even a custom-developed one, and depending on your demands, you’ll be able to select two separate features – how many Internet sites will use the Memcached platform, in other words – the number of instances; and how much info will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory that the platform will use. The two things are not tied to each other, so if you manage a traffic-heavy site with lots of data, you can order one instance and a large amount of memory. Memcached will enhance the performance of your sites shortly after you activate it and both you and your visitors will enjoy much better loading speeds.

Memcached in VPS Hosting

Memcached is available as standard with all Linux VPS hosting services that are ordered with our custom Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension it needs so as to perform properly is compiled when the Virtual Private Server is set up, so you can start using the distributed memory object caching platform the moment your new VPS server is fully functional. The system memory that the Memcached caching platform can use depends on the given VPS plan, but even with the low-end ones, several hundred megabytes will be at your disposal only for this platform. This will allow you to boost the overall performance of numerous websites hosted on the Virtual Private Server at the same time and to lower the load on the machine even if you own traffic-heavy script-driven online portals with numerous users. Memcached can be used with any script – Drupal, Joomla or Mambo, or a custom-developed one, and you’ll detect the better performance shortly after you start using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting

You can unleash the full potential of Memcached with each and every dedicated server offered by us if you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A special Control Panel section is dedicated to the distributed memory caching system and you can begin using Memcached for any website hosted on the dedicated server with just a few clicks of the mouse. You can accelerate the overall performance of any website, no matter what script-driven application you rely on or how large the website is, as the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use is three gigabytes and this amount rises enormously with the higher-end servers. Soon after the caching system is activated, it will start caching information each time somebody opens your website, so, as soon as sufficient data has been cached, you’ll notice the lowered load on the dedicated machine and the optimized overall performance of the site. The Memcached caching system is used by many sites, including popular portals like Reddit, Wikipedia and Zynga, which shows the effectiveness of the Memcached system.