Memcached is a data caching platform, which is used to increase the performance of database-driven sites by caching the requests and the replies between the visitor and the server. In other words, anytime a specific page on such a site is accessed, the script sends a query to its database to request the information that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to open a different page, the whole process is performed again and this results in multiple database calls and high server load, especially if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is requested again, the script no longer has to fetch any info from the database, since everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall speed of your website will increase and you will have more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to browse your website faster. In addition, Memcached "refreshes" its cache if any info in the database is altered, so the visitors will never see out-of-date content.

Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting

The Memcached content caching system comes as an optional upgrade with every cloud web hosting offered by our company and you will be able to start using it the moment you enable it, since the PHP extension that it requires so as to function correctly is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud platform. You can order the upgrade via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is available with each and every hosting plan and a brand-new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of system memory, so as to offer you more versatility. The first one shows the number of the Internet sites which can use Memcached, whereas the second one, which comes in increments of 16 megabytes, defines the total size of the content that the system can cache. A popular site with a large-size database may need more memory so as to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so if you want to upgrade this service, you will be able to do it at any moment with a few clicks of the mouse.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can get the Memcached object caching system as an upgrade with all our semi-dedicated servers and since it works with any script-powered web application, you can use it for any website that you host on our platform, irrespective of what application you have used – Mambo, Joomla or WordPress, a custom-built application, etc. You can order the upgrade from the corresponding section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated server account, and you can select two separate features – the number of instances and the amount of memory that they will use. In simple terms, these things define the number of the Internet sites that will use Memcached and how much memory the system will be able to use to cache your content. The two features are offered independently for more freedom and one instance does not come with a pre-defined amount of memory. You can take full advantage of the Memcached system with any sort of website and both you and the site visitors will quickly see the difference in the performance.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached comes as standard with all VPS servers ordered with our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension it requires in order to work properly is compiled when the server is configured, so you can begin using the memory caching platform the moment your brand new Virtual Private Server is up and running. The memory that Memcached can employ depends on the particular Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the low-end ones, you will get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal exclusively for this platform. This will allow you to accelerate the performance of multiple sites hosted on the VPS simultaneously and to decrease the load even if you own large-scale script-driven portals with many viewers. The Memcached platform can be used with any script – Mambo, Drupal or Joomla, or a custom-built one, and you’ll notice the better overall performance soon after you begin using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

You can make use of the full potential of Memcached with each dedicated server offered by us if you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A special Control Panel section is dedicated to the content caching system and you can start using Memcached for any Internet site hosted on the server with only several clicks of the mouse. You can enhance the performance of any site, regardless of what script-powered software application you rely on or how heavy the website is, since the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to employ is 3 gigabytes and this amount increases immensely with the more powerful dedicated servers. Soon after the caching system is activated, it will start caching data each time someone accesses your website, so, as soon as sufficient information has been stored, you’ll see the lowered load on the server and the enhanced performance of the website. Memcached is used by many sites, among them popular portals such as Zynga, Reddit and Wikipedia, which confirms the effectiveness of the caching system.