Memcached is a distributed memory object caching system, which is used to boost the loading speed of database-powered websites by caching the calls and the replies between the visitor and the server. To put it simply, every time a particular web page on such a site is visited, the script sends a query to its database to request the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to visit some other page, the entire process is repeated and this results in plenty of database queries and high server load, even more so if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer has to fetch any info from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more happy visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your site much faster. Moreover, Memcached updates its cache when any info in the database is changed, so the users will never wind up seeing old data.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

You can make use of the Memcached distributed memory object caching system with all Linux shared hosting offered by us. It’s available as an optional upgrade, which you can obtain with only a few clicks via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It requires a PHP extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud platform, so you can begin using the Memcached caching system as soon as you order it. The upgrade is divided into two parts, which will offer you more versatility depending on the websites that you want to use it for. The first one defines the number of the sites that will use Memcached, or the ‘instances’, whereas the second one is related to the system memory, i.e. to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can get more memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you’ve added, the more content will be cached, which may be a pretty good idea for popular sites with very large databases and lots of visitors. Thus, you can accelerate the loading speed of every script-driven site hosted on our cloud servers with no effort.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can get Memcached as an upgrade with all our Linux 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 semi-dedicated servers, irrespective of what app you have used – WordPress, Mambo or Joomla, a custom-developed app, etc. You can request the upgrade via the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated server account, and you can select two different things – the instances and the amount of memory that they will use. In other words, these things determine how many Internet sites will use the Memcached caching system and the maximum amount of memory that the system will be able to use to store your data. The two things are offered independently for more freedom and one instance does not come with a fixed amount of system memory. You can make use of the Memcached system with any kind of site and both you and your website visitors will swiftly detect the difference in the performance.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached comes as standard with all Linux VPS hosting plans that are ordered with our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension it requires so as to perform properly is compiled when the VPS is set up, so you can begin using the caching platform as soon as your new Virtual Private Server is ready. The memory that the Memcached platform can employ depends on the given VPS plan, but even with the lower-end ones, several hundred megabytes will be at your disposal exclusively for this platform. This will allow you to accelerate the overall performance of numerous sites hosted on the VPS server at the same time and to decrease the load on the virtual machine even if you own content-rich script-powered portals with multiple visitors. The caching platform can be used with any script – Drupal, Mambo or Joomla, or a custom-made script, and you’ll detect the better overall performance shortly after you start using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Any dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can begin using this distributed memory caching system as soon as your dedicated server is completely operational, without having to upgrade or activate anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can use depends on the dedicated server that you’ve picked, but since our servers are exceptionally powerful and considering the fact that it is likely that you will host resource-consuming Internet sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use will be 3 gigabytes. This will enable you to accelerate the overall performance of extremely heavy Internet sites without any effort and you’ll note the difference shortly after the Memcached caching system starts caching database requests. You can make use of the system with any database-driven site, including those that are based on popular CMSs like WordPress and Joomla.