Memcached is a content caching platform, which is used to accelerate the speed of database-powered websites by caching the calls and the replies between the visitor and the server. To put it in simple terms, anytime a particular web page on such a site is accessed, the script connects to its database to fetch the info that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to open some other page, the whole process is executed again and this leads to multiple database calls and excessive load on the server, especially if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to call any information from the database, since everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more happy visitors and they will be able to browse your site much faster. Additionally, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache if any content in the database is updated, so the users will never see outdated content.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

You can take advantage of the Memcached data caching system with all cloud hosting that we are offering. It is available as an optional upgrade, which you can order with just a couple of clicks through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It needs an extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform, so you can begin using Memcached as soon as you order it. The upgrade is divided into two parts, which will offer you more flexibility depending on the Internet sites that you wish to use it for. The first part indicates the number of the websites that will use the Memcached caching system, 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 content will be cached, which may be a pretty good idea for high-traffic sites with large-size databases and a lot of users. In this way, you can increase the performance of every script-based site hosted on our cloud servers without efforts.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can get Memcached as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting and since it works with any script-driven web application, you can use it for every Internet site that you host on our servers, regardless of what app you have used – Joomla, WordPress or Mambo, a custom-built one, etc. You can add the upgrade from the corresponding section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated server account, and you can select two separate things – the instances and the amount of memory that they will use. Basically, these things show how many websites will use Memcached and the total amount of system memory that the system will be able to use to store your data. The two features are ordered separately for more flexibility and one instance does not come bundled with a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can make use of the Memcached system with any type of site and both you and the site visitors will swiftly perceive the difference in the overall performance.

Memcached in VPS

Memcached comes by default with all VPS that are ordered with our custom Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension it requires in order to function properly is compiled when the VPS server is set up, so you can start using the data caching platform as soon as your new VPS server is ready. The memory that the Memcached caching platform can use depends on the given Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the less powerful plans, you’ll get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal for this platform exclusively. This will allow you to improve the performance of numerous sites hosted on the virtual server at the same time and to decrease the load on the virtual machine even if you run large-scale script-driven web portals with multiple visitors. Memcached can be used with any script – Mambo, Drupal or Joomla, or a custom-developed one, and you’ll distinguish the better performance soon after you start using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Hosting

Memcached comes for free with all Linux dedicated hosting that we offer and the only requirement is that the dedicated machine must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the data caching system for any database-driven site, including those that are based on famous applications – for instance, a WordPress weblog or a Joomla-driven community web portal. Each server is tied to a particular amount of memory that the Memcached caching system can employ, but the minimum amount you’ll get is 3 GB, which is quite enough to improve the loading speed of extremely popular websites seriously, as this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached data. The Memcached system will start caching information as soon as it’s enabled, so soon after that, you’ll observe the enhanced performance of your websites and the decreased load. A lot of sites use the Memcached caching system to improve their effectiveness, among them famous ones such as Reddit and Wikipedia.