Memcached is a distributed memory object caching platform, which is used to accelerate the loading speed of database-powered websites by caching the requests and the responses between the website visitor and the server. To put it in simple terms, anytime a specific web page on such a site is requested, the script sends a query to its database to request the info that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a link to visit another web page, the whole operation is repeated and this leads to plenty of database queries and higher load on the server, especially if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is accessed again, the script no longer has to call any information from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your website will increase and you will get more satisfied visitors and they will be able to navigate through your website much faster. What’s more, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache every time any data in the database is changed, so the website users will never wind up seeing outdated data.

Memcached in Shared Web Hosting

You can make use of the Memcached data caching system with all Linux shared web hosting services that we’re offering. It’s offered as an upgrade, which you can add with just a couple of clicks through your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It requires a PHP extension, which is already installed on our cloud hosting platform, so you can start 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 websites that you want to use it for. The first part determines the number of the Internet sites that will use Memcached, or the ‘instances’, whereas the second one refers to the memory, i.e. to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can add more memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you have ordered, the more content will be cached, which may be a rather good idea for traffic-heavy websites with very large databases and many visitors. Thus, you can optimize the loading speed of any script-powered site hosted on our servers with no effort.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can add the Memcached data caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated services that we offer and use its full potential for any script-powered website hosted by us. The upgrade is available through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can select two things – the number of instances and the amount of system memory. These things determine how many websites can use Memcached and how much system memory it will use to cache your information. You can choose them separately, since a given instance is not linked to a specific amount of memory, so you can use a lot of memory for a single resource-intensive website, for example. This upgrade is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and you can get as much memory as you wish. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-driven website regardless of its nature, including those that are based on popular applications like Drupal, Joomla or WordPress, and lots of companies such as Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to boost the speed of their sites.

Memcached in VPS

Memcached comes as standard with all VPS that are ordered with our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension it requires so as to perform correctly is compiled when the virtual server is set up, so you can begin using the content caching platform the moment your new server is fully operational. The memory that the Memcached platform can use depends on the given VPS plan, but even with the lower-end ones, several hundred megabytes will be at your disposal for this platform exclusively. This will allow you to accelerate the overall performance of numerous websites hosted on the Virtual Private Server simultaneously and to reduce the load on the machine even if you own data-loaded script-based portals with many visitors. The caching platform can be used with any script – Joomla, Drupal or Mambo, or a custom script, and you’ll observe the faster performance soon after you start using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Hosting

Any dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can start using this memory caching system once your dedicated server is completely ready, without having to upgrade or activate anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can use depends on the server that you have selected, but as our servers are really powerful and given the fact that it is likely that you’ll host resource-consuming websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use is three gigabytes. This will permit you to boost the performance of extremely heavy Internet sites with ease and you will observe the difference shortly after Memcached starts caching database queries. You can make the most of the Memcached system with any database-driven web page, including those that are based on popular Content Management Systems such as Joomla and WordPress.