Memcached is a memory caching system, which is used to accelerate the performance of database-powered websites by caching the queries and the replies between the visitor and the server. To put it in simple terms, anytime a specific page on such a website is requested, the script queries its database to fetch the info that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to visit some other page, the entire procedure is repeated and this results in a lot of database queries and higher server load, even more so if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is accessed again, the script no longer has to pull any information from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall speed of your website will "soar" and you will have more pleased visitors and they will be able to navigate through your website faster. Moreover, the Memcached platform updates its cache when any data in the database is changed, so the site visitors will never see old content.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

If you host script-powered websites in a shared hosting account with us, you can add the Memcached distributed memory caching system to your web hosting plan with only a couple of clicks of the mouse from your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available immediately and, since the necessary PHP extension is already installed on our advanced cloud hosting platform, you can start using it right away. To give you more versatility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many 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 megabytes and you can order memory whenever you need. Logically, the more memory the Memcached caching system is allowed to use, the more data it will cache, so in case you manage a regularly visited site with a lot of data, you may require more memory to be able to take full advantage of the power that Memcached can offer you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can get the Memcached distributed memory object caching system as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux semi-dedicated plans and since it works with any script-powered software application, you can use it for every website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, irrespective of what application you have used – WordPress, Joomla or Mambo, a custom-developed application, etc. You can request the upgrade through the corresponding section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated server account, and you can choose two different things – the instances and the amount of memory that they will use. To put it in simple terms, these things specify the number of the sites that will use the Memcached caching system 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 independently for more freedom and one instance does not come bundled with a pre-defined amount of memory. You can take full advantage of Memcached with any sort of website and both you and the website visitors will quickly note the difference in the overall performance.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached comes by default with all VPS plans ordered with our custom Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension it needs in order to function properly is compiled when the VPS is configured, so you can start using the content caching platform the moment your brand new virtual server is completely ready. The memory that Memcached can employ depends on the given Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the less powerful ones, you will get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal only for this platform. This will allow you to accelerate the performance of multiple websites hosted on the Virtual Private Server simultaneously and to lower the load even if you have large-size script-powered online portals with a lot of viewers. The caching platform can be used with any script – Drupal, Mambo or Joomla, or a custom-developed one, and you will detect the better overall performance soon after you begin using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

If you obtain one of our Linux dedicated servers and if you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel during the order process, you’ll get the Memcached distributed memory caching platform by default and you can enable it for each Internet site that you host on the dedicated server without installing or upgrading anything. It will begin caching data as people visit your site, so you will notice the effects of using it soon thereafter. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the Memcached caching platform is three gigabytes and naturally, the more powerful the dedicate server package, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to take advantage of the platform for a lot of sites or for a very busy site without weakening its efficacy. The Memcached platform will permit you to optimize the speed of any database-driven site in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal weblog, an OpenCart web shop, etc., and to optimize the performance of your dedicated machine.