Memcached is a memory caching platform, which is used to increase the overall performance of database-powered Internet sites by caching the queries and the replies between the visitor and the server. To put it in simple terms, every time a given web page on such a website is opened, the script sends a query to its database to get the information that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to visit a different page, the whole process is repeated and this leads to a lot of database calls and excessive server load, even more so if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer has to request any info from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll get more happy visitors and they will be able to browse your site much faster. Besides, Memcached "refreshes" its cache when any information in the database is modified, so the site users will never wind up seeing outdated content.

Memcached in Shared Web Hosting

The Memcached content caching system is available as an optional upgrade with each shared web hosting that we are offering and you can start using it once you order it, as the extension that it needs so as to function properly is already available on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform. You can order the upgrade from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with each hosting plan and a new section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the number of instances and the memory, so as to offer you more versatility. The first one shows the number of the websites that can use the Memcached caching system, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 16 megabytes, indicates the maximum size of the content that can be cached by the system. A frequently visited website with a large database may require more memory in order to take an even greater advantage of the Memcached caching system, so in case you wish to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any moment with several mouse clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can add the Memcached memory caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated servers that we offer and use its full capacity for any script-powered site hosted by us. The upgrade is offered through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can choose two things – the instances and the system memory. These things show the number of the sites that can use the Memcached caching platform and how much memory it will use to store your content. You can choose them independently, since one instance is not bound to a particular amount of memory, so you can use lots of memory for one regularly visited site, for example. This feature is offered in increments of 16 MB and you can order as much memory as you need. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-driven site irrespective of its type, including those that are based on popular Internet applications like Drupal, WordPress or Joomla, and plenty of companies such as Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to accelerate the performance of their websites.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached is available as standard with all VPS servers that are ordered with our custom Hepsia Control Panel. The extension it needs so as to work properly is compiled when the Virtual Private Server is configured, so you can begin using the distributed memory object caching platform as soon as your brand-new Virtual Private Server is fully operational. The memory that the Memcached platform can use depends on the particular plan, but even with the lower-end ones, you’ll get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal for this platform exclusively. This will allow you to boost the performance of numerous websites hosted on the Virtual Private Server at the same time and to lower the load on the virtual machine even if you manage large-sized script-based web pages with multiple visitors. The Memcached platform can be used with any script – Drupal, Joomla or Mambo, or a custom script, and you will notice the faster overall performance soon after you start using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

You can unleash the full potential of Memcached with each and every dedicated server that we offer if you select Hepsia as your Control Panel. A section in it is dedicated to the data caching system and you can begin using Memcached for any website hosted on the dedicated machine with only several mouse clicks. You can boost the overall performance of any Internet site, no matter what script-powered software app you are using or how large the Internet site is, since the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 GB and this amount increases enormously with the more powerful servers. Shortly after the caching system is activated, it will begin caching info anytime somebody opens your website, so, as soon as sufficient info has been stored, you’ll see the decreased load on the dedicated server and the improved performance of the website. The Memcached caching system is being used by lots of sites, including famous portals like Reddit, Wikipedia and Zynga, which shows the effectiveness of the Memcached caching system.