Memcached is a memory caching platform, which is used to optimize the speed of database-powered Internet sites by caching the queries and the replies between the website visitor and the server. In other words, anytime a particular page on such a website is visited, the script sends a query to its database to request the info that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to go to a different page, the whole procedure is executed again and this leads to a lot of database calls and excessive server load, even more so if the website 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 request any content from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall speed of your site will increase and you will enjoy more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to browse your website faster. Additionally, the Memcached platform updates its cache every time any data in the database is updated, so the website visitors will never see outdated data.

Memcached in Shared Website Hosting

If you host script-driven websites in a shared website hosting account with us, you will be able to add the Memcached memory caching system to your web hosting plan with only a few clicks through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantly and, since the PHP extension needed for it is pre-installed on our advanced cloud platform, you can start using it right away. To give you more versatility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many websites will use Memcached) and to the system memory that Memcached will use. The latter is offered in increments of 16 MB and you can order memory as many times as you want. Logically, the more memory Memcached is permitted to use, the more data it will cache, so in case you’ve got a regularly visited website with lots of content, you may require more memory to be able to take advantage of the power that Memcached can offer you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can get the Memcached object caching system as an upgrade with each of our semi-dedicated servers and since it works with any script-powered web application, you can use it for every website that you host on our platform, regardless of what app you have used – Mambo, Joomla or WordPress, a custom-created application, etc. You can add the upgrade through the respective section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated account, and you can select two different things – the number of instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. In other words, these things determine how many sites will use the Memcached system and how much memory the system will be able to use in order to cache your data. The two features are offered independently for more flexibility and one instance does not come bundled with a fixed amount of memory. You can make full use of the Memcached system with any kind of website and both you and the visitors will swiftly perceive the difference in the performance.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached is available by default with all VPS servers ordered with our custom Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension it needs so as to work properly is compiled when the server is configured, so you can start using the distributed memory object caching platform once your new Virtual Private Server is fully functional. The memory that the Memcached platform can employ depends on the particular plan, but even with the low-end ones, several hundred megabytes will be at your disposal exclusively for this platform. This will allow you to increase the overall performance of multiple sites hosted on the VPS at the same time and to decrease the load on the machine even if you manage resource-hungry script-driven web portals with many visitors. Memcached can be used with any script – Joomla, Drupal or Mambo, or a custom-developed one, and you will notice the faster performance soon after you begin using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Any dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can start using this data caching system the moment the server is configured, without the need to upgrade or install anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use depends on the server that you have picked, but since our servers are unbelievably powerful and due to the fact that it is likely that you’ll host resource-requiring websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use will be 3 GB. This will allow you to accelerate the overall performance of very large Internet sites without efforts and you’ll observe the difference shortly after the Memcached system starts caching database calls. You can take full advantage of the system with any database-driven site, including those based on popular Content Management Systems like WordPress and Joomla.