Memcached is a data caching platform, which is used to accelerate the overall performance of database-driven websites by caching the calls and the responses between the visitor and the server. In other words, every time a particular page on such a site is requested, the script sends a query to its database to fetch the information that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to go to some other web page, the whole process is repeated and this leads to numerous database calls and higher load on the server, especially if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is requested again, the script no longer has to extract any data from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall speed of your site will increase and you’ll get more satisfied visitors and they will be able to browse your website much faster. Also, Memcached "refreshes" its cache whenever any information in the database is edited, so the visitors will never see out-of-date content.

Memcached in Website Hosting

When you host script-powered websites in a website hosting account with us, you can add the Memcached object caching system to your web hosting plan with just a few clicks of the mouse via your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantly and, since the extension needed for it is already installed on our innovative cloud website hosting platform, you can start using it straight away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many sites will use Memcached) and to the memory that Memcached will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 megabytes and you can add memory whenever you wish. Logically, the more memory the Memcached caching system is permitted to use, the more data it will cache, so in case you have a frequently visited site with a lot of content, you may require more memory so as to be able to make the most of the power that Memcached can give you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can get Memcached as an upgrade with each of our Linux semi-dedicated packages and since it works with any script-based web app, you can use it for every website that you host on our servers, regardless of what application you have used – Mambo, WordPress or Joomla, a custom-created application, etc. You can add the upgrade through the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated server account, and you can select two different features – the number of instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. In simple terms, these things specify the number of the sites that will use the Memcached caching system and how much system memory the system will be able to use to cache your content. The two things are offered independently for more freedom and one instance does not come bundled with a pre-defined amount of memory. You can use the Memcached system with any type of site and both you and your visitors will swiftly perceive the difference in the performance.

Memcached in VPS Hosting

Memcached is available as standard with all Linux VPS hosting packages ordered with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension it needs in order to work properly is compiled when the VPS is configured, so you can start using the distributed memory caching platform as soon as your brand-new VPS is ready. The memory that Memcached can employ depends on the particular VPS plan, but even with the lower-end ones, you will get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal exclusively for this platform. This will permit you to boost the performance of multiple websites hosted on the Virtual Private Server at the same time and to reduce the load on the machine even if you run traffic-intensive script-powered web pages with plenty of visitors. The platform can be used with any script – Drupal, Joomla or Mambo, or a custom-built one, and you will observe the faster overall performance shortly after you start using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting

Any dedicated server that is ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can start using the distributed memory caching system the moment the server is up and running, without the need to upgrade or activate anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the server that you’ve chosen, but since our servers are incredibly powerful and due to the fact that it’s likely that you’ll host resource-hungry sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use is 3 GB. This will permit you to improve the performance of extremely large sites without efforts and you’ll distinguish the difference soon after the Memcached system starts caching database queries. You can use the system with any database-driven website, including those based on famous CMSs like Joomla and WordPress.