Memcached is a distributed memory object caching system, which is used to improve the speed of database-powered Internet sites by caching the requests and the replies between the visitor and the server. To put it in simple terms, every time a certain web page on such a website is visited, the script connects to its database to request the info that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a link to go to a different web page, the whole operation is performed again and this generates numerous database queries and higher load on the server, even more so if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer needs to call any data from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll get more gratified visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your website much faster. Moreover, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache whenever any data in the database is changed, so the visitors will never wind up seeing outdated data.

Memcached in Shared Website Hosting

When you host script-powered websites in a shared website hosting account with us, you’ll be able to add the Memcached distributed memory caching system to your hosting plan with just a few clicks of the mouse via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantaneously and, since the extension needed for it is pre-installed on our advanced cloud website hosting platform, you can start using it straight away. To give you more flexibility, 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 system memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 MB and you can order as much memory as you need. Naturally, the more memory Memcached is permitted to use, the more content it will cache, so if you run a high-demand website with lots of data, you may require more memory so as to be able to take advantage of the power that Memcached can give you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can get the Memcached caching system as an upgrade with all our semi-dedicated servers and since it works with any script-powered software app, you can use it for any Internet site that you host on our platform, regardless of what application you have used – WordPress, Joomla or Mambo, a custom-created app, etc. You can request the upgrade through the respective section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated server account, and you can select two separate things – the number of instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. Basically, these things specify the number of the websites that will use Memcached and how much memory the system will be able to use in order to store your info. The two features are ordered separately for more freedom and one instance does not come bundled with a particular amount of memory. You can make the most of Memcached with any kind of site and both you and the site visitors will swiftly see the difference in the performance.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached is available as standard with all VPS hosting plans ordered with our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel. The extension it requires so as to work properly is compiled when the VPS server is configured, so you can begin using the data caching platform once your new server is ready. The memory that Memcached can employ depends on the particular plan, but even with the less powerful ones, you will get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal only for this platform. This will allow you to increase the overall performance of numerous sites hosted on the VPS server simultaneously and to decrease the load on the virtual machine even if you’ve got traffic-intensive script-based portals with multiple viewers. The Memcached platform can be used with any script – Drupal, Joomla or Mambo, or a custom-made one, and you’ll detect the faster performance shortly after you start using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached comes free of charge with all dedicated web hosting plans that we are offering and the only requirement is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the caching system for any database-driven website, including those based on widely used software applications – for instance, a WordPress personal journal or a Joomla-driven community site. Each dedicated machine is tied to a specific amount of memory that the Memcached caching system can employ, but the minimum you will get is 3 gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to speed up extremely busy sites significantly, as this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached data. The Memcached system will start storing info once it is enabled, so soon thereafter, you’ll see the enhanced performance of your sites and the reduced load on the server. Many Internet sites use Memcached to enhance their efficacy, among them popular ones such as Reddit and Wikipedia.