Memcached is a distributed memory caching platform, which is used to optimize the load speed of database-driven websites by caching the calls and the responses between the user and the server. To put it differently, anytime a certain page on such a website is requested, the script sends a query to its database to request the information that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to go to a different web page, the entire operation is carried out again and this generates multiple database requests and excessive load on the server, particularly if the website has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is accessed again, the script no longer needs to cull any information from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your website will "soar" and you will enjoy more gratified visitors and they’ll be able to browse your site much faster. Besides, Memcached updates its cache every time any content in the database is changed, so the website visitors will never see out-of-date data.

Memcached in Hosting

If you host script-driven sites in a hosting account with us, you can add the Memcached distributed memory caching system to your shared hosting package with just a couple of clicks of the mouse through your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantaneously and, since the necessary extension is already installed on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform, you can start using it straight away. To give you more versatility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many Internet sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of system memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter is offered in increments of 16 MB and you can add as much memory as you want. Naturally, the more memory Memcached is allowed to use, the more data it will cache, so in case you own a regularly visited website with a lot of data, you may need more memory in order to be able to take full advantage of the power that Memcached can give you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you decide to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached easily, as the memory caching platform’s setup requires a couple of mouse clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension that it requires is already installed on our servers, so you can begin using the Memcached platform the moment you add it to your account. You’ll be able to choose how many websites can use it and how much information it will cache, in other words – there’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your websites becomes very popular, for example, you can always add more memory to it. Our system is very flexible in this regard and we do not tie a given number of instances to a fixed amount of memory. You can take advantage of Memcached to accelerate any script-driven Internet site, including those based on widely used Internet apps, such as WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in VPS Web Hosting

Memcached is available by default with all Linux VPS web hosting packages that are ordered with our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension it needs to work properly is compiled when the Virtual Private Server is set up, so you can begin using the data caching platform the moment your new virtual server is completely functional. The memory that the Memcached platform can use depends on the particular VPS plan, but even with the lower-end ones, you will get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal for this platform exclusively. This will allow you to accelerate the performance of multiple sites hosted on the server at the same time and to decrease the load on the machine even if you’ve got traffic-intensive script-powered web pages with numerous visitors. The caching platform can be used with any script – Drupal, Joomla or Mambo, or a custom-built script, and you will distinguish the better overall performance soon after you begin using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting

Any dedicated server that is ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can start using the distributed memory caching system as soon as your server is assembled, without having 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 rather powerful and due to the fact that it’s likely that you’ll host resource-demanding websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use will be three gigabytes. This will permit you to improve the performance of very heavy Internet sites without efforts and you’ll detect the difference soon after the Memcached system begins caching database requests. You can make full use of the system with any database-driven portal, including those based on widely used Content Management Systems such as Joomla and WordPress.