Memcached is a distributed memory object caching system, which is used to supercharge the load speed of database-powered sites by caching the queries and the responses between the user and the server. Simply put, anytime a specific page on such a website is visited, the script calls its database to request the info that should be displayed to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to open a different page, the entire operation is carried out again and this generates a lot of database queries and higher load on the server, even more so if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is opened again, the script no longer has to extract any information from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to browse your site faster. Furthermore, the Memcached platform updates its cache when any data in the database is altered, so the site users will never end up seeing old data.

Memcached in Website Hosting

You can make use of the Memcached caching system with all Linux website hosting packages offered by our company. It’s available as an upgrade, which you can enable with just a couple of clicks of the mouse through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It needs an extension, which is already installed on our cloud web hosting platform, so you can begin using the Memcached caching system once you order it. The upgrade is divided into two parts, which will offer you more versatility depending on the sites that you wish to use it for. The first one concerns the number of the Internet sites that will use Memcached, or the so-called ‘instances’, while the second one is related to the system memory, in other words – to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can add more system memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you have added, the more content will be cached, which may be a pretty good idea for high-demand sites with large databases and many concurrent visitors. Thus, you can optimize the performance of every script-driven Internet site hosted on our servers without any efforts.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you choose to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, since the caching platform’s setup requires a couple of clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel. The required PHP extension is pre-installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can start using the Memcached caching platform the moment you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You’ll be able to choose how many Internet sites can use it and how much information it will cache, in other words – there’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your sites becomes very popular, for instance, you can always get more memory. Our system is quite flexible in this regard and we don’t bind a given number of instances to a fixed amount of memory. You can use the Memcached platform to increase the speed of any script-driven website, including those based on widely used Internet applications, such as Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in VPS Hosting

Memcached comes by default with all Linux VPS hosting packages that are ordered with our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension it needs so as to perform correctly is compiled when the server is set up, so you can start using the caching platform the moment your brand-new virtual server is ready. The system memory that the Memcached platform can use depends on the given VPS plan, but even with the low-end plans, you’ll get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal exclusively for this platform. This will permit you to boost the overall performance of multiple sites hosted on the VPS server at the same time and to decrease the load even if you manage resource-heavy script-based websites with many visitors. Memcached can be used with any script – Drupal, Joomla or Mambo, or a custom-made one, and you will distinguish the faster performance soon after you begin using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting

Each dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can begin using the content caching system the moment your dedicated server is set up, without needing to activate or upgrade anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use depends on the dedicated server that you have chosen, but since our servers are quite powerful and given the fact that it is likely that you will host resource-consuming sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use will be 3 gigabytes. This will allow you to increase the performance of very popular websites with ease and you will distinguish the difference shortly after the Memcached system starts caching database calls. You can make full use of the caching system with any database-powered online portal, including those based on widely used CMSs such as Joomla and WordPress.