Memcached is a data caching system, which is used to accelerate the performance of database-powered sites by caching the queries and the responses between the user and the server. Put simply, anytime a particular page on such a website is accessed, the script sends a database query to fetch the info that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to visit a different page, the entire process is carried out again and this generates lots of database calls and higher server load, especially if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to call any data from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your site will increase and you will have more happy visitors and they will be able to navigate through your website much faster. Plus, Memcached updates its cache whenever any info in the database is edited, so the website users will never end up seeing out-of-date content.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

If you host script-driven sites in a cloud hosting account with our company, you will be able to add the Memcached object caching system to your web hosting plan with only a few mouse clicks via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available immediately and, since the extension needed for it is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform, you can begin using it straight away. To give you more versatility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many websites 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 MB and you can add as much memory as you wish. Naturally, the more memory the Memcached caching system is allowed to use, the more content it will cache, so in case you’ve got a larger website with lots of content, you may require more memory so as to be able to take full advantage of the power that Memcached can offer you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can get the Memcached content caching system as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting and since it works with any script-powered software application, you can use it for each Internet site that you host on our platform, regardless of what application you have used – Joomla, Mambo or WordPress, a custom one, etc. You can add the upgrade from the respective section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated server account, and you can select two different features – the instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. To put it in simple terms, these things define how many sites will use the Memcached system and the maximum amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to store your info. The two things are offered independently for more flexibility and one instance does not come bundled with a pre-defined amount of memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached system with any type of site and both you and your site visitors will swiftly see the difference in the performance.

Memcached in VPS Hosting

Memcached is available as standard with all Linux VPS hosting that are ordered with our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension it requires in order to function correctly is compiled when the VPS is configured, so you can begin using the caching platform the moment your brand new VPS server is completely operational. The memory that the Memcached caching platform can use depends on the particular Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the lower-end plans, you will get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal exclusively for this platform. This will allow you to improve the overall performance of numerous sites hosted on the VPS server simultaneously and to lower the load on the machine even if you run data-loaded script-based sites with a lot of visitors. The Memcached platform can be used with any script – Joomla, Drupal or Mambo, or a custom one, and you will see the faster overall performance shortly after you start using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting

You can take advantage of the full potential of Memcached with each dedicated server offered by our company if you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A special Control Panel section is dedicated to the content caching system and you can begin using Memcached for any Internet site hosted on the dedicated server with just a few clicks. You can boost the performance of any Internet site, no matter what script-driven software application you’re using or how popular the Internet site is, as the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 GB and this amount increases significantly with the higher-end dedicated servers. Shortly after the caching system is activated, it will start caching data each time someone browses your site, so, as soon as enough info has been cached, you will notice the decreased load on the dedicated machine and the enhanced performance of your Internet site. Memcached is being used by numerous sites, among them popular portals such as Reddit, Wikipedia and Zynga, which shows the efficiency of the Memcached system.