Memcached is an object caching platform, which is used to boost the overall performance of database-driven websites by caching the requests and the responses between the visitor and the server. To put it simply, every time a given page on such a site is accessed, the script queries its database to request the information that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to visit some other web page, the entire procedure is performed again and this generates a lot of database requests and higher server load, especially if the website has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer has to pull any data from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more gratified visitors and they will be able to browse your site much faster. In addition, Memcached updates its cache if any information in the database is updated, so the site visitors will never end up seeing old data.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

Memcached is offered as an optional upgrade with each shared hosting package that we offer and in case you want to use it for any script-based website that you host on our avant-garde cloud website hosting platform, you’ll be able to activate it in a couple of simple steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you will get the option to upgrade two different things – the instances and the system memory. The first one is related to the number of the sites that can use Memcached simultaneously, so if you need it for several Internet sites, you can order a number of instances. The second one has to do with the total amount of memory that Memcached will be allowed to use to cache information, so for plenty of websites (or for one large-size site), you’d better order more memory for improved performance. The memory is available in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be added at any time. With Memcached, any script-driven site hosted on our cloud servers will load unbelievably fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you decide to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account, you can take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, as the caching platform’s setup takes a few mouse clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension that is required is already installed on our servers, so you can begin using the Memcached caching platform as soon as you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You will be able to select how many Internet sites can use it and how much data it will cache, in other words – there’re two different upgradable features – the number of instances and the memory. You can order more of both, so if one of your Internet sites becomes very busy, for instance, you can always add more memory to it. Our system is extremely flexible in this regard and we don’t tie a specific number of instances to a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached platform to boost the speed of any script-powered website, including those based on famous web applications, such as Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in VPS Hosting

Memcached is available as standard with all Linux VPS hosting packages that are ordered with our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension it requires so as to function properly is compiled when the VPS server is configured, so you can begin using the distributed memory object caching platform the moment your new Virtual Private Server is completely functional. The system memory that the Memcached platform can use depends on the particular Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the lower-end plans, you’ll get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal exclusively for this platform. This will allow you to increase the performance of multiple websites hosted on the virtual server at the same time and to decrease the load even if you have large-sized script-based web portals with many viewers. The Memcached platform can be used with any script – Joomla, Drupal or Mambo, or a custom-developed one, and you’ll observe the better overall performance shortly after you begin using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting

You can use the full potential of Memcached with each and every dedicated server offered by our company in case you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A special Control Panel section is dedicated to the caching system and you can start using Memcached for any site hosted on the dedicated server with only a few clicks. You can increase the performance of any site, regardless of what script-driven app you are using or how popular the site is, since the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 gigabytes and this amount increases significantly with the more powerful servers. Soon after the system is activated, it will begin caching information each time somebody opens your website, so, once enough content has been cached, you’ll detect the lowered server load and the enhanced performance of your Internet site. The Memcached system is being used by many sites, among them famous portals like Wikipedia, Reddit and Zynga, which proves the efficiency of the Memcached system.