Memcached is a distributed memory caching system, which is used to enhance the overall performance of database-driven Internet sites by caching the calls and the replies between the visitor and the server. Simply put, every time a specific page on such a site is visited, the script connects to its database to fetch the info that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to open some other web page, the entire procedure is repeated and this results in plenty of database requests and higher server load, particularly if the website has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to request any data from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall speed of your website will increase and you will enjoy more gratified visitors and they will be able to surf through your site much faster. Additionally, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache if any content in the database is altered, so the visitors will never end up seeing out-of-date data.

Memcached in Shared Web Hosting

Memcached comes as an optional upgrade with each and every shared web hosting plan that we’re offering and if you would like to use it for any script-driven Internet site that you host on our innovative cloud hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it in several simple steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be given the option to upgrade two separate things – the instances and the memory. The first one has to do with the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached caching system simultaneously, so if you need it for several Internet sites, you can get a number of instances. The second one has to do with the total amount of memory that the system will be allowed to use in order to cache info, so for numerous websites (or for one single large site), you should get more memory for better results. The memory is available in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be added at any moment. With Memcached, every script-driven site hosted on our servers will load extra-fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can add the Memcached object caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated hosting that we are offering and make use of its full potential for any script-powered Internet site hosted by us. The upgrade is accessible through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can choose two things – the instances and the system memory. These things indicate how many websites can use the Memcached caching platform and the amount of system memory that it will use to store your info. You can choose them independently, since one instance is not tied to a fixed amount of memory, so you can use lots of memory for one traffic-heavy site, for example. This upgrade comes in increments of 16 MB and you can get as much memory as you wish. The platform can be used with any script-driven site irrespective of its type, including those that are based on widely used software applications like Drupal, Joomla or WordPress, and a lot of companies such as Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to enhance the speed of their websites.

Memcached in VPS Web Hosting

Memcached comes by default with all Linux VPS web hosting packages that are ordered with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension it needs in order to function properly is compiled when the server is configured, so you can begin using the memory caching platform once your brand new VPS is completely ready. The system memory that the Memcached caching platform can employ depends on the given VPS plan, but even with the less powerful ones, several hundred megabytes will be at your disposal exclusively for this platform. This will permit you to increase the overall performance of multiple websites hosted on the VPS server simultaneously and to decrease the load even if you manage regularly visited script-based sites with a lot of visitors. The Memcached platform can be used with any script – Mambo, Drupal or Joomla, or a custom-built one, and you will distinguish the faster performance shortly after you start using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting

If you purchase any of our dedicated servers hosting packages and if you choose Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel on the order page, you will get the Memcached memory caching platform by default and you can activate it for each Internet site that you host on your server without upgrading or installing anything. It will begin storing information as people open your website, so you’ll detect the effects of using it soon thereafter. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the caching platform is three gigabytes and normally, the more powerful the dedicated package, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to use the caching platform for lots of sites or for an extremely busy website without weakening its efficacy. Memcached will enable you to accelerate the load speed of any database-driven site in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal blog, an OpenCart web store, etcetera, and to optimize the performance of your dedicated server.