Memcached is a data caching platform, which is used to enhance the load speed of database-driven sites by caching the calls and the replies between the user and the server. Simply put, every time a particular page on such a website is accessed, the script calls its database to fetch the info that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to go to another page, the whole procedure is carried out again and this generates lots of database queries and excessive load on the server, particularly if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is accessed again, the script no longer has to request any content from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more happy visitors and they’ll be able to browse your site faster. Besides, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache when any content in the database is edited, so the site visitors will never end up seeing out-of-date content.

Memcached in Web Hosting

Memcached is offered as an optional upgrade with each web hosting package that we’re offering and if you want to use it for any script-based site that you host on our advanced cloud platform, you will be able to add it in a few easy steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be given the option to upgrade two different things – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one has to do with the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached distributed memory caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several websites, you can order a handful of instances. The second one refers to the total amount of memory that the system will be able to use to cache information, so for plenty of websites (or for one single resource-intensive site), you’d better order more memory for better results. The memory comes in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be added at any moment. With the Memcached caching system, each script-based Internet site hosted on our cloud servers will open blazing-fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you get one of our semi-dedicated server packages, you’ll find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you wish to use it for any of the Internet sites hosted in your semi-dedicated server hosting account, you can activate it with only a few clicks. The platform is suitable for any script-based web app such as Joomla, WordPress, or even a custom-made application, and based on your requirements, you’ll be able to select two different features – how many sites will use the Memcached platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much information will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory that the platform will employ. The two features are not tied to each other, so if you own a traffic-consuming site with a lot of data, you can get one instance and a large amount of system memory. Memcached will enhance the overall performance of your sites soon after you activate it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy much faster load speeds.

Memcached in VPS Hosting

Memcached is available as standard with all Linux VPS hosting packages ordered with our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel. The extension it requires to function properly is compiled when the Virtual Private Server is set up, so you can begin using the caching platform the moment your brand-new server is completely ready. The system memory that the Memcached platform can employ depends on the given Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the less powerful plans, several hundred megabytes will be at your disposal for this platform exclusively. This will permit you to increase the overall performance of numerous sites hosted on the Virtual Private Server simultaneously and to decrease the load on the virtual machine even if you have large-size script-based web pages with multiple visitors. The platform can be used with any script – Mambo, Joomla or Drupal, or a custom-built one, and you will observe the better overall performance soon after you begin using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting

Any dedicated server that is ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can begin using the distributed memory object caching system once your server is configured, without having to install or upgrade anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use depends on the dedicated server that you’ve chosen, but as our servers are astonishingly powerful and given the fact that it is likely that you’ll host resource-intensive sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use is three gigabytes. This will permit you to optimize the performance of very heavy sites with ease and you’ll see the difference soon after the Memcached system starts caching database queries. You can make the most of the Memcached system with any database-driven website, including those that are based on famous CMSs like Joomla and WordPress.