Memcached is a memory caching system, which is used to boost the overall performance of database-driven sites by caching the queries and the responses between the user and the server. To put it differently, anytime a certain web page on such a website is visited, the script queries its database to fetch the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a link to go to a different page, the whole operation is carried out again and this leads to a lot of database calls and high server load, particularly if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is accessed again, the script no longer needs to fetch any info from the database, since everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your website will "soar" and you will enjoy more gratified visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your site faster. In addition, the Memcached platform updates its cache every time any data in the database is altered, so the users will never see old content.

Memcached in Shared Web Hosting

You can make use of the Memcached data caching system with all Linux shared web hosting service offered by our company. It is offered as an optional upgrade, which you can add with just a few clicks from your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It needs a PHP extension, which is already installed on our cloud web hosting platform, so you can begin using Memcached once you add it. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts, which will give you more flexibility depending on the websites that you wish to use it for. The first part indicates the number of the Internet sites that will use Memcached, or the so-called ‘instances’, while the second one refers to the memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can add more system memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you’ve ordered, the more content will be cached, which may be a very good idea for traffic-heavy sites with very large databases and numerous visitors. In this way, you can improve the overall performance of every script-based Internet site hosted on our cloud servers without efforts.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can add the Memcached distributed memory caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated servers that we offer and make use of its full potential for any script-driven site hosted by us. The upgrade is available through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can choose two things – the instances and the system memory. These things define how many sites can use the Memcached caching platform and how much system memory it will use to store your info. You can choose them separately, since a given instance is not linked to a specific amount of system memory, so you can use a lot of memory for a single busy site, for instance. This feature is available in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order as much memory as you want. The platform can be used with any script-powered site irrespective of its nature, including those that are based on widespread software applications like Drupal, WordPress or Joomla, and plenty of companies such as Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to improve the performance of their websites.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached comes as standard with all Linux VPS service that are ordered with our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension it needs in order to work correctly is compiled when the server is set up, so you can begin using the distributed memory caching platform the moment your brand-new VPS server is up and running. The memory that Memcached can employ depends on the particular VPS plan, but even with the lower-end plans, you will get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal exclusively for this platform. This will permit you to accelerate the performance of numerous sites hosted on the virtual server simultaneously and to lower the load on the virtual machine even if you own data-rich script-driven websites with numerous users. The Memcached caching platform can be used with any script – Drupal, Joomla or Mambo, or a custom-developed one, and you will notice the faster overall performance shortly after you begin using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached is available free of charge with all dedicated servers offered by our company and the one and only requirement is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the data caching system for any database-powered site, including those that are based on famous apps – for example, a WordPress online blog or a Joomla-driven social networking website. Each server is tied to a different amount of system memory that Memcached can employ, but the minimum you will get is 3 GB, which is quite enough to increase the speed of extremely heavy websites substantially, since this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached content. The system will start caching content the moment it’s enabled, so soon thereafter, you will note the enhanced overall performance of your websites and the reduced load on the dedicated machine. Numerous sites use the Memcached system to boost their efficacy, including famous ones like Reddit and Wikipedia.