Memcached is a content caching platform, which is used to improve the overall performance of database-powered Internet sites by caching the calls and the responses between the user and the server. Put simply, anytime a certain page on such a site is visited, the script connects to its database to fetch the information that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a hyperlink to go to a different web page, the entire operation is carried out again and this leads to lots of database calls and excessive load on the server, particularly if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is accessed again, the script no longer needs to fetch any content from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your site will increase and you will have more pleased visitors and they will be able to browse your website faster. In addition, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache every time any data in the database is changed, so the site users will never see outdated content.

Memcached in Web Hosting

You can use Memcached with all web hosting packages that we’re offering. It is available as an optional upgrade, which you can obtain with just a few clicks of the mouse via your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It requires an extension, which is already installed on our cloud platform, so you can start using the Memcached caching system as soon as you order it. The upgrade is divided into two parts, which will offer you more versatility depending on the websites that you’d like to use it for. The first one determines the number of the Internet sites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the ‘instances’, whereas the second one is related to the system memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can order more system memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you have ordered, the more data will be cached, which may be a good idea for high-traffic websites with large-size databases and a lot of visitors. Thus, you can enhance the overall performance of every script-based website hosted on our cloud servers without any effort.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can get the Memcached data caching system as an optional upgrade with all our semi-dedicated hosting packages and since it works with any script-driven web app, you can use it for every website that you host on our servers, no matter what application you have used – WordPress, Mambo or Joomla, a custom-developed application, etc. You can request the upgrade through the respective section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated account, and you can choose two separate features – the number of instances and the amount of memory that they will use. Basically, these things show the number of the Internet sites that will use Memcached and the total amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to store your information. The two features are ordered independently for more freedom and one instance does not come with a pre-defined amount of memory. You can use the Memcached system with any type of site and both you and the site visitors will quickly notice the difference in the overall performance.

Memcached in VPS Web Hosting

Memcached comes as standard with all VPS web hosting ordered with our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension it needs so as to perform correctly is compiled when the VPS server is set up, so you can start using the object caching platform once your brand new VPS is fully functional. The system memory that the Memcached caching platform can use depends on the given VPS plan, but even with the lower-end ones, you’ll get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal only for this platform. This will allow you to boost the overall performance of numerous sites hosted on the Virtual Private Server at the same time and to lower the load on the virtual machine even if you manage frequently visited script-based websites with many users. Memcached can be used with any script – Drupal, Mambo or Joomla, or a custom-built one, and you’ll detect the faster performance shortly after you start using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting

You can take advantage of the full potential of Memcached with each and every dedicated server that we’re offering if you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel. A special Control Panel section is dedicated to the data caching system and you can start using Memcached for any website hosted on the dedicated machine with only a couple of clicks. You can optimize the overall performance of any Internet site, irrespective of what script-powered web application you rely on or how busy the website is, as the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to use is three gigabytes and this amount grows significantly with the more powerful dedicated servers. Shortly after the caching system is enabled, it will begin caching content anytime someone opens your website, so, as soon as sufficient content has been stored, you’ll detect the decreased server load and the enhanced performance of the Internet site. Memcached is being used by a lot of websites, including popular portals like Wikipedia, Reddit and Zynga, which is a proof of the effectiveness of the caching system.