Memcached is a distributed memory caching system, which is used to improve the load speed of database-driven sites by caching the calls and the responses between the user and the server. Simply put, anytime a specific web page on such a site is requested, the script queries its database to fetch the info that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to visit some other page, the whole process is carried out again and this generates numerous database queries and high load on the server, especially if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer needs to extract any information from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your website will increase and you’ll enjoy more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your website much faster. What’s more, Memcached "refreshes" its cache when any data in the database is modified, so the site visitors will never wind up seeing outdated content.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

If you host script-powered websites in a shared hosting account with us, you will be able to add Memcached to your shared web hosting plan with just a couple of mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available momentarily and, since the required extension is pre-installed on our innovative cloud web hosting platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of memory that Memcached will use. The latter is available in increments of 16 MB and you can order memory as many times as you like. Logically, the more memory Memcached is permitted to use, the more data it will cache, so in case you manage a large-sized website with lots of content, you may need more memory in order to be able to take advantage of the power that Memcached can offer you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you buy any of our semi-dedicated server packages, you will find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades part of your Hepsia Control Panel, so if you would like to use it for any of the websites hosted in the account, you can enable it with just a few mouse clicks. The caching platform is ideal for any script-powered software app such as Joomla, WordPress, or even a custom-made app, and based on your requirements, you will be able to choose two separate things – how many sites will use the Memcached caching platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much data will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory that the platform will use. The two features are not tied to each other, so if you run a traffic-hungry site with lots of content, you can order one instance and a larger amount of system memory. The Memcached caching platform will boost the overall performance of your sites shortly after you activate it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy much better loading times.

Memcached in VPS Web Hosting

Memcached comes by default with all Linux VPS web hosting that are ordered with our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension it needs so as to perform correctly is compiled when the virtual server is configured, so you can start using the distributed memory object caching platform once your new VPS is completely functional. The memory that the Memcached caching platform can use depends on the given plan, but even with the lower-end plans, you’ll get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal exclusively for this platform. This will allow you to optimize the overall performance of multiple websites hosted on the virtual server simultaneously and to decrease the load on the machine even if you own large-sized script-powered portals with lots of viewers. Memcached can be used with any script – Drupal, Mambo or Joomla, or a custom script, and you will observe the better performance soon after you begin using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting

Memcached is available free of charge with all Linux dedicated servers hosting offered by our company and the one and only condition is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the distributed memory object caching system for any database-driven Internet site, including those based on popular web apps – for instance, a WordPress online blog or a Joomla-driven community portal. Each dedicated server is tied to a specific amount of system memory that Memcached can employ, but the minimum you’ll get is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough to accelerate extremely heavy sites greatly, as this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached data. The Memcached system will start storing content the moment it is activated, so soon after that, you will observe the optimized overall performance of your websites and the lowered load on the dedicated server. Numerous Internet sites use Memcached to increase their efficiency, among them famous ones such as Reddit and Wikipedia.