Memcached is a content caching platform, which is used to optimize the overall performance of database-powered Internet sites by caching the calls and the replies between the visitor and the server. In simple terms, anytime a certain page on such a site is accessed, the script queries its database to get the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks on a link to visit another page, the whole procedure is repeated and this leads to lots of database queries and high load on the server, especially if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to fetch any information from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your website will increase and you will have more satisfied visitors and they will be able to surf through your site much faster. Moreover, the Memcached platform updates its cache when any information in the database is modified, so the website visitors will never see old data.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

If you host script-powered sites in a cloud hosting account with us, you will be able to add Memcached to your shared hosting plan with only a couple of clicks of the mouse via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available momentarily and, since the necessary extension is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform, you can begin using it straight away. To give you more versatility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many Internet sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter is available in increments of 16 MB and you can add memory whenever you wish. Naturally, the more memory Memcached is allowed to use, the more content it will cache, so in case you own a large-sized site with lots of content, you may need more memory so as to be able to make full use of the power that Memcached can give you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached easily, as the distributed memory object caching platform’s setup requires several mouse clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel. The required PHP extension is already installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can start using Memcached as soon as you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You will be able to select how many websites can use it and how much content can be cached, in other words – there’re two different upgradable features – the instances and the amount of system memory. You can get more of both, so if one of your sites becomes extremely busy, for instance, you can always get more memory. Our system is unbelievably flexible in this regard and we do not tie a given number of instances to a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can employ the Memcached caching platform to speed up any script-powered site, including those based on popular Internet apps, such as Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached comes by default with all VPS hosting plans that are ordered with our custom Hepsia Control Panel. The extension it needs so as to perform properly is compiled when the virtual server is configured, so you can begin using the data caching platform the moment your brand new server is fully operational. The system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the given Virtual Private Server 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 allow you to optimize the performance of numerous websites hosted on the VPS simultaneously and to reduce the load on the virtual machine even if you’ve got data-rich script-driven sites with multiple users. The platform can be used with any script – Mambo, Joomla or Drupal, or a custom-made one, and you will notice the faster performance soon after you begin using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

You can use the full potential of Memcached with each and every dedicated server that we are offering in case you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A special section in it is dedicated to the distributed memory object caching system and you can start using Memcached for any website hosted on the dedicated server with only a couple of clicks. You can accelerate the overall performance of any website, no matter what script-based software application you’re using or how heavy the site is, as the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to employ is 3 gigabytes and this amount grows seriously with the higher-end servers. Shortly after the system is enabled, it will begin caching data every time somebody accesses your website, so, once enough info has been stored, you’ll see the decreased load on your dedicated server and the enhanced performance of the website. Memcached is used by a lot of websites, among them famous portals like Zynga, Reddit and Wikipedia, which demonstrates the efficiency of the caching system.