Memcached is a content caching platform, which is used to increase the loading speed of database-powered websites by caching the calls and the responses between the visitor and the server. To put it in simple terms, anytime a specific web page on such a site is requested, the script queries its database to fetch the information that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a hyperlink to go to a different web page, the whole process is executed again and this leads to numerous database requests and excessive load on the server, particularly if the website has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is requested again, the script no longer has to cull any info from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall speed of your site will "soar" and you will have more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your site much faster. Besides, the Memcached platform updates its cache every time any data in the database is updated, so the website visitors will never see out-of-date data.

Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting

Memcached is available as an optional upgrade with each and every cloud website hosting package that we’re offering and if you want to use it for any script-based Internet site that you host on our leading-edge cloud platform, you’ll be able to activate it in several easy steps through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be offered the option to upgrade two separate things – the instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the sites that can use the Memcached object caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several sites, you can get a handful of instances. The second one has to do with the maximum amount of memory that the system will be permitted to use in order to cache information, so for lots of websites (or for one single regularly visited site), you’d better get more memory for better results. The memory is offered in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be ordered at any moment. With the Memcached caching system, any script-driven website hosted on our cloud servers will open extra-fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you choose to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you can take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, as the distributed memory object caching platform’s setup takes a few mouse clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel. The extension that it requires is pre-installed on our servers, so you can begin using the Memcached platform as soon as you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You’ll be able to select how many sites can use it and how much content can be cached, in other words – there are two different features that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. You can order more of both, so if one of your websites becomes extremely popular, for example, you can always get more memory. Our system is pretty flexible in this regard and we don’t tie a given number of instances to a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can employ Memcached to speed up any script-powered site, including those that are based on widely used web applications, such as WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in VPS

Memcached is available by default with all Linux VPS packages that are ordered with our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension it requires so as to work properly is compiled when the Virtual Private Server is configured, so you can start using the object caching platform as soon as your brand-new server is fully ready. The memory that the Memcached platform can use depends on the particular VPS plan, but even with the low-end ones, several hundred megabytes will be at your disposal only for this platform. This will allow you to improve the overall performance of multiple sites hosted on the VPS simultaneously and to reduce the load on the virtual machine even if you’ve got large-size script-based portals with numerous visitors. Memcached can be used with any script – Joomla, Mambo or Drupal, or a custom-developed script, and you will notice the faster performance soon after you begin using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Hosting

Any dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can begin using the distributed memory caching system once your server is completely functional, without needing to activate or upgrade anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can employ depends on the dedicated server that you’ve picked, but since our servers are pretty powerful and due to the fact that it’s likely that you will host resource-demanding websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use will be 3 GB. This will permit you to enhance the overall performance of very large websites without any effort and you’ll notice the difference soon after the Memcached system starts caching database calls. You can take full advantage of the caching system with any database-powered site, including those that are based on popular CMSs like Joomla and WordPress.