Memcached is a distributed memory object caching system, which is used to increase the overall performance of database-powered websites by caching the requests and the responses between the visitor and the server. In other words, every time a specific page on such a website is visited, the script calls its database to request the info that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to go to another web page, the entire process is repeated and this leads to multiple database requests and high load on the server, especially if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer needs to request any data from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll get more happy visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your website faster. Also, the Memcached platform updates its cache when any info in the database is updated, so the users will never see out-of-date data.

Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting

When you host script-based websites in a cloud web hosting account with us, you will be able to add the Memcached distributed memory object caching system to your shared hosting plan with just a couple of clicks of the mouse through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantaneously and, since the PHP extension needed for it is already installed on our advanced cloud web hosting platform, you can begin using it straight away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many Internet sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of memory that Memcached will use. The latter is offered in increments of 16 MB and you can order memory whenever you need. Logically, the more memory the Memcached caching system is permitted to use, the more content it will cache, so if you’ve got a large site with a lot of content, you may need more memory in order to be able to take full advantage of the power that Memcached can give you.

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 use its full potential for any script-powered site hosted on our servers. The upgrade is offered through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can choose two things – the instances and the amount of system memory. These things determine how many sites can use the Memcached caching platform and the amount of memory that it will use to cache your data. You can select them independently, since one instance is not bound to a fixed amount of memory, so you can use a lot of memory for a single large-scale website, for example. This feature comes in increments of 16 MB and you can get as much memory as you like. The platform can be used with any script-powered site regardless of its nature, including those based on popular apps like Joomla, WordPress or Drupal, and many companies such as Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to boost the speed of their sites.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached is available as standard with all VPS servers that are ordered with our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel. The extension it needs to function properly is compiled when the Virtual Private Server is configured, so you can start using the distributed memory caching platform as soon as your new server is up and running. The system memory that the Memcached caching platform can use depends on the particular Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the low-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 overall performance of numerous sites hosted on the virtual server simultaneously and to lower the load on the virtual machine even if you own content-loaded script-powered online portals with lots of viewers. The platform can be used with any script – Drupal, Joomla or Mambo, or a custom-built script, and you’ll notice the faster 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 sole condition is that the dedicated machine must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the memory caching system for any database-powered website, including those that are based on widely used web-based applications – for instance, a WordPress online blog or a Joomla-driven community site. Each dedicated server comes with a certain amount of system memory that the Memcached system can employ, but the minimum amount you’ll get is three gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to optimize the loading speed of extremely busy sites greatly, since this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached info. The Memcached system will begin caching content as soon as it’s activated, so soon after that, you’ll see the optimized performance of your websites and the decreased server load. Lots of websites use Memcached to enhance their efficacy, including popular ones such as Reddit and Wikipedia.