Memcached is a content caching system, which is used to improve the performance of database-driven sites by caching the requests and the responses between the user and the server. In simple terms, every time a specific web page on such a website is accessed, the script connects to its database to request the info that should be shown to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a link to open a different web page, the whole procedure is carried out again and this generates plenty of database queries and high server load, even more so if the website has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to request any info from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your site will increase and you will enjoy more gratified visitors and they will be able to browse your site much faster. Besides, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache whenever any information in the database is updated, so the website users will never see old data.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

You can take advantage of the Memcached data caching system with all shared plans that we are offering. It is offered as an optional upgrade, which you can obtain with only a couple of clicks of the mouse via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It requires an extension, which is already installed on our cloud platform, so you can begin using Memcached the moment you order it. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts, which will offer you more freedom depending on the sites that you’d like to use it for. The first part shows the number of the sites that will use Memcached, or the so-called ‘instances’, while the second one refers to the memory, in other words – to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can order more system memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you’ve got, the more data will be cached, which may be a rather good idea for high-demand sites with large-sized databases and many users. In this way, you can optimize the loading speed of any script-based website hosted on our cloud servers with no effort.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can add Memcached to any of the Linux semi-dedicated servers that we are offering and use its full potential for any script-powered website hosted on our servers. The upgrade is offered through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can choose two features – the instances and the amount of memory. These things show the number of the sites 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 memory, so you can use plenty of memory for a single resource-intensive Internet site, for example. This upgrade is available in increments of 16 MB and you can order as much memory as you need. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-driven website irrespective of its type, including those based on widely used software apps like Joomla, Drupal or WordPress, and plenty of companies such as Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to optimize the overall performance of their websites.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached comes by default with all Linux VPS plans that are ordered with our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension it needs to work correctly is compiled when the Virtual Private Server is configured, so you can begin using the caching platform as soon as your brand new Virtual Private Server is completely ready. The memory that the Memcached caching platform can employ depends on the given Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the low-end ones, you’ll get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal for this platform exclusively. This will permit you to increase the performance of multiple websites hosted on the server simultaneously and to lower the load on the virtual machine even if you manage popular script-powered web pages with lots of viewers. The platform can be used with any script – Mambo, Drupal or Joomla, or a custom-made script, and you’ll see the faster overall performance soon after you start using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

You can unlock the full potential of Memcached with every dedicated server that we’re offering in case you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel. A special section in it is dedicated to the distributed memory caching system and you can begin using Memcached for any website hosted on the dedicated server with just a couple of clicks. You can improve the performance of any site, regardless of what script-based software application you rely on or how large the site is, as the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 GB and this amount increases tremendously with the more powerful servers. Shortly after the caching system is activated, it will start caching data anytime someone browses your website, so, as soon as enough content has been stored, you’ll distinguish the lowered load and the enhanced overall performance of your website. Memcached is being used by plenty of websites, among them popular portals such as Zynga, Reddit and Wikipedia, which verifies the effectiveness of the Memcached caching system.