Memcached is an object caching system, which is used to accelerate the load speed of database-powered Internet sites by caching the queries and the responses between the website visitor and the server. Put simply, anytime a given page on such a site is visited, the script queries its database to fetch the info that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to go to another web page, the entire process is executed again and this generates multiple database queries and excessive load on the server, even more so if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to request any information from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll have more happy visitors and they will be able to browse your website faster. Additionally, Memcached updates its cache every time any info in the database is changed, so the website visitors will never end up seeing old content.

Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting

If you host script-based websites in a cloud website hosting account with us, you will be able to add the Memcached object caching system to your shared web hosting package with just a few mouse clicks via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available immediately and, since the extension needed for it is already installed on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform, you can start using it straight away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many websites will use Memcached) and to the amount of memory that Memcached will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order as much memory as you need. Logically, the more memory the Memcached caching system is permitted to use, the more content it will cache, so in case you manage a large-size website with lots of content, you may need more memory so as to be able to make the most of the power that Memcached can give you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you acquire one of our semi-dedicated server packages, you will find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you wish to use it for any of the websites hosted in your semi-dedicated account, you can activate it with only a few mouse clicks. The content caching platform is suitable for any script-driven software app such as Joomla, WordPress, or even an in-house built app, and based on your needs, you will be able to choose two different things – how many websites will use Memcached, in other words – the number of instances; and how much content will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory that the platform will use. The two things are not tied to each other, so if you run a popular website with lots of data, you can order one instance and a large amount of system memory. The Memcached platform will enhance the performance of your websites shortly after you enable it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy faster load speeds.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached comes by default with all Linux VPS service that are ordered with our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel. The extension it requires to work correctly is compiled when the server is set up, so you can start using the memory caching platform once your new server is completely operational. The system memory that the Memcached caching platform can use depends on the given VPS plan, but even with the lower-end ones, several hundred megabytes will be at your disposal only for this platform. This will allow you to enhance the overall performance of numerous websites hosted on the VPS server simultaneously and to decrease the load on the machine even if you’ve got traffic-heavy script-powered web portals with plenty of visitors. The caching platform can be used with any script – Drupal, Joomla or Mambo, or a custom-built one, and you will notice the faster performance soon after you begin using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

You can unlock the full potential of Memcached with every dedicated server offered by us in case you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel. A special section in it is dedicated to the data caching system and you can start using Memcached for any Internet site hosted on the server with just a few mouse clicks. You can optimize the performance of any website, no matter what script-driven software app you are using or how large the website is, as the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 gigabytes and this amount increases tremendously with the more powerful dedicated servers. Shortly after the caching system is activated, it will begin caching content every time somebody opens your website, so, as soon as enough data has been cached, you’ll distinguish the lowered load on the dedicated server and the enhanced overall performance of your Internet site. The Memcached system is used by a lot of websites, among them famous portals like Zynga, Reddit and Wikipedia, which proves the effectiveness of the Memcached system.