Memcached is a caching system, which is used to boost the loading speed of database-driven Internet sites by caching the queries and the replies between the website visitor and the server. Put simply, anytime a specific web page on such a website is requested, the script queries its database to request the info that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to open a different page, the whole operation is repeated and this generates multiple database queries and higher server load, even more so if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to extract any information from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll get more satisfied visitors and they will be able to surf through your site faster. What’s more, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache whenever any content in the database is altered, so the website users will never end up seeing old content.

Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting

The Memcached caching system comes as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux cloud website hosting service that we offer and you can begin using it as soon as you enable it, since the PHP extension that it requires in order to work correctly is already installed on our leading-edge cloud website hosting platform. You can request the upgrade via the Hepsia Control Panel, which is available with each hosting plan and a brand new Control Panel section where you can manage Memcached will appear. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the number of instances and the system memory, so as to offer you more freedom. The first one shows the number of the websites that can use the Memcached caching system, while the second one, which is offered in increments of 16 MB, determines the maximum size of the content that the system can cache. A traffic-intensive Internet site with a large database may need more memory in order to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so in case you’d like to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any given time with a few clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you decide to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to take advantage of Memcached easily, since the distributed memory caching platform’s setup requires a few mouse clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel. The required extension is pre-installed on our servers, so you can start using the Memcached caching platform as soon as you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You’ll be able to select how many websites can use it and how much data can be cached, i.e. there’re two different upgradable features – the number of instances and the amount of system memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your Internet sites becomes extremely busy, for instance, you can always order more memory. Our system is stunningly flexible in this regard and we do not tie a given number of instances to a pre-defined amount of memory. You can use Memcached to improve the loading speed of any script-powered site, including those based on widely used web-based apps, such as WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in VPS Web Hosting

Memcached comes as standard with all VPS web hosting services that are ordered with our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension it requires to function properly is compiled when the VPS server is configured, so you can begin using the object caching platform once your brand-new server is completely ready. The system memory that the Memcached platform can use depends on the given plan, but even with the lower-end ones, several hundred megabytes will be at your disposal for this platform exclusively. This will permit you to increase the overall performance of multiple sites hosted on the VPS server at the same time and to lower the load on the machine even if you manage traffic-consuming script-based online portals with plenty of users. The Memcached platform can be used with any script – Mambo, Joomla or Drupal, or a custom one, and you’ll detect the better performance soon after you begin using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting

You can unlock the full potential of Memcached with every dedicated server that we are offering in case you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A section in it is dedicated to the memory caching system and you can begin using Memcached for any website hosted on the machine with just a few mouse clicks. You can enhance the overall performance of any website, irrespective of what script-driven app you are using or how large the Internet site is, as the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to employ is 3 GB and this amount rises seriously with the more powerful servers. Shortly after the caching system is activated, it will start caching information every time someone browses your site, so, once enough data has been stored, you will see the reduced server load and the optimized performance of your site. The Memcached system is used by numerous websites, among them famous portals like Zynga, Wikipedia and Reddit, which verifies the efficiency of the Memcached system.