Memcached is a memory caching system, which is used to accelerate the performance of database-driven Internet sites by caching the calls and the responses between the user and the server. In simple terms, anytime a certain page on such a website is accessed, the script sends a query to its database to get the info that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to visit another page, the whole process is repeated and this results in multiple database calls and excessive load on the server, especially if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer needs to fetch any information from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your site will "soar" and you will get more happy visitors and they will be able to navigate through your site faster. Moreover, Memcached updates its cache whenever any info in the database is modified, so the website visitors will never end up seeing outdated data.

Memcached in Hosting

You can take advantage of the Memcached memory caching system with all Linux hosting offered by our company. It is available as an optional upgrade, which you can order with just a few clicks of the mouse from your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It requires an extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud platform, so you can start using the Memcached caching system once you order it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will offer you more freedom depending on the websites that you wish to use it for. The first one reveals the number of the sites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the ‘instances’, whereas the second one is related to the memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can add more memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you have added, the more content will be cached, which may be a pretty good idea for regularly visited sites with large databases and plenty of concurrent visitors. In this way, you can increase the speed of any script-driven website hosted on our servers without any effort.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you decide to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, since the distributed memory caching platform’s activation requires a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel. The required PHP extension is already installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can begin using Memcached the moment you add it to your account. You’ll be able to select how many sites can use it and how much content it will cache, in other words – there’re two separate upgradable features – the instances and the amount of memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your websites becomes extremely busy, for instance, you can always get more memory. Our system is exceptionally flexible in this regard and we don’t tie a particular number of instances to a pre-defined amount of memory. You can employ the Memcached caching platform to accelerate any script-driven site, including those based on famous Internet applications, such as Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in VPS

Memcached comes as standard with all VPS packages that are ordered with our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel. The extension it needs in order to perform correctly is compiled when the server is configured, so you can start using the distributed memory caching platform once your brand new VPS is fully ready. The system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the given plan, but even with the low-end ones, you’ll get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal only for this platform. This will permit you to optimize the performance of numerous sites hosted on the virtual server simultaneously and to decrease the load on the virtual machine even if you run resource-intensive script-based web portals with many visitors. The Memcached platform can be used with any script – Joomla, Drupal or Mambo, or a custom one, and you will distinguish the better performance shortly after you start using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Hosting

Each dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can begin using the content caching system once your server is fully ready, without having to activate or upgrade anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the dedicated server that you’ve chosen, but as our servers are exceptionally powerful and considering the fact that it is likely that you will host resource-consuming websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use is 3 GB. This will enable you to optimize the performance of very popular Internet sites with ease and you’ll notice the difference shortly after Memcached begins caching database requests. You can take full advantage of the caching system with any database-driven site, including those based on famous CMSs such as WordPress and Joomla.