Memcached is a caching platform, which is used to boost the loading speed of database-powered websites by caching the requests and the responses between the website visitor and the server. Put simply, every time a certain web page on such a site is opened, the script calls its database to get the information that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to go to another web page, the whole process is carried out again and this generates numerous database requests and higher load on the server, even more so if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is accessed again, the script no longer needs to fetch any info from the database, since everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall speed of your site will increase and you will get more gratified visitors and they will be able to browse your website faster. Furthermore, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache whenever any information in the database is altered, so the website visitors will never wind up seeing old content.

Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting

The Memcached object caching system is available as an upgrade with each and every cloud website hosting service offered by our company and you’ll be able to begin using it the moment you add it, since the PHP extension that it requires in order to run properly is pre-installed on our innovative cloud platform. You can request the upgrade via the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every shared web hosting plan and a new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the instances and the memory, so as to give you more versatility. The first one shows the number of the Internet sites that can use Memcached, while the second one, which comes in increments of 16 megabytes, defines the total size of the content that the system can cache. A traffic-heavy website with a large-sized database may require more memory to take an even greater advantage of the Memcached caching system, so in case you would like to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any given point with several mouse clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can get the Memcached distributed memory caching system as an upgrade with all our Linux semi-dedicated service and since it works with any script-based software application, you can use it for every Internet site that you host on our servers, regardless of what application you have used – Mambo, Joomla or WordPress, a custom-built application, etc. You can add the upgrade via the corresponding section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated account, and you can select two different things – the instances and the amount of memory that they will use. In simple terms, these things determine the number of the sites that will use Memcached and the total amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to cache your content. The two things are ordered separately for more flexibility and one instance does not come bundled with a fixed amount of system memory. You can make full use of the Memcached system with any kind of site and both you and your site visitors will swiftly perceive the difference in the overall performance.

Memcached in VPS Servers

You will get Memcached with any of the VPS server plans offered by our company if you select Hepsia as your Control Panel and you will be able to activate the memory caching platform via the section with the same name. The configuration requires a few clicks of the mouse and you will distinguish the difference in the overall performance of your Internet sites almost momentarily. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use to store data depends on the particular VPS hosting package that you’ve selected, but at any rate it won’t be less than several hundred MB, which is quite enough even for multiple resource-demanding websites. You can use Memcached with websites driven by WordPress, Joomla or any other web app and reduce the load on your VPS, which will enable you to continue using the current package instead of moving to a more powerful one, as you will simply not need it. Memcached is already being used by famous websites such as Zynga, Reddit and Wikipedia, which verifies its efficiency.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached comes for free with all Linux dedicated service that we are offering and the only requirement is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the memory caching system for any database-powered website, including those based on popular web-based applications – for example, a WordPress online diary or a Joomla-driven community site. Each dedicated machine comes with a given amount of memory that the Memcached caching system can use, but the minimum amount you will get is three gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to speed up extremely popular sites seriously, since this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached content. The system will begin caching content once it’s activated, so soon thereafter, you will see the improved performance of your sites and the decreased load on your dedicated machine. Lots of sites use the Memcached caching system to increase their efficiency, including popular ones like Wikipedia and Reddit.