Memcached is a distributed memory object caching system, which is used to enhance the load speed of database-driven sites by caching the queries and the responses between the website visitor and the server. Simply put, every time a given page on such a website is accessed, the script queries its database to get the info that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a link to open another web page, the whole operation is executed again and this leads to multiple database calls and excessive server load, particularly if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" 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 provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your site will "soar" and you will have more satisfied visitors and they will be able to surf through your site much faster. Additionally, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache when any data in the database is altered, so the website users will never wind up seeing old data.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

You can use the Memcached object caching system with all Linux cloud hosting packages that we’re offering. It is available as an optional upgrade, which you can add with just a couple of clicks of the mouse via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It requires an extension, which is already installed on our cloud hosting platform, so you can begin using Memcached the moment you add it. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts, which will offer you more freedom depending on the websites that you would like to use it for. The first one concerns the number of the Internet sites that will use Memcached, or the ‘instances’, while the second one refers to the memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can get more system memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you’ve added, the more data will be cached, which may be a rather good idea for frequently visited websites with large databases and lots of users. In this way, you can accelerate the speed of every script-powered website hosted on our servers without any efforts.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can add the Memcached caching platform to any of the Linux semi-dedicated packages offered by us and use its full potential for any script-driven site hosted by us. The upgrade is accessible through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can choose two features – the instances and the amount of system memory. These things indicate the number of the websites that can use the Memcached caching platform and how much memory it will use to store your information. You can choose them separately, since a given instance is not tied to a fixed amount of system memory, so you can use lots of memory for a single resource-demanding site, for example. This upgrade is available in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order as much memory as you wish. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-powered website regardless of its nature, including those based on popular applications like WordPress, Drupal or Joomla, and lots of companies like Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to boost the speed of their sites.

Memcached in VPS

Memcached is available as standard with all Linux VPS packages that are ordered with our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension it requires so as to work properly is compiled when the Virtual Private Server is configured, so you can start using the memory caching platform as soon as your brand-new Virtual Private Server is completely operational. The system memory that the Memcached platform can use depends on the given Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the low-end plans, several hundred megabytes will be at your disposal for this platform exclusively. This will allow you to enhance the overall performance of numerous websites hosted on the virtual server at the same time and to reduce the load on the virtual machine even if you’ve got traffic-intensive script-powered websites with multiple viewers. The caching platform can be used with any script – Drupal, Joomla or Mambo, or a custom-made one, and you’ll detect the faster overall performance shortly after you begin using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Hosting

Each dedicated server that’s ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can start using the distributed memory object caching system once your dedicated server is set up, without having to activate or upgrade anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use depends on the dedicated server that you have chosen, but as our servers are pretty powerful and due to the fact that it is likely that you will host resource-requiring sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use is three gigabytes. This will enable you to improve the overall performance of very busy sites without any effort and you’ll distinguish the difference shortly after the Memcached caching system starts caching database queries. You can take advantage of the caching system with any database-powered web page, including those that are based on famous CMSs like Joomla and WordPress.