Memcached is a distributed memory object caching system, which is used to boost the overall performance of database-driven sites by caching the queries and the responses between the website visitor and the server. In simple terms, anytime a particular web page on such a site is opened, the script sends a database query to fetch the info that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to visit another page, the entire process is repeated and this generates plenty of database requests and excessive load on the server, especially if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to cull any content from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your site will increase and you will have more happy visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your website faster. Also, Memcached "refreshes" its cache whenever any info in the database is edited, so the site users will never end up seeing out-of-date content.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

Memcached is available as an optional upgrade with each and every cloud hosting account offered by us and if you’d like to use it for any script-based website that you host on our innovative cloud platform, you’ll be able to enable it in several easy steps through your Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you will get the option to upgrade two different features – the number of instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached content caching system simultaneously, so if you need it for several Internet sites, you can order a handful of instances. The second one has to do with the total amount of memory that Memcached will be permitted to use in order to cache content, so for many websites (or for one single resource-demanding site), you may want to get more memory for better results. The memory comes in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be ordered at any point. With the Memcached caching system, any script-based site hosted on our servers will open much faster.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you choose to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you can take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, as the distributed memory object caching platform’s activation takes several clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel. The required extension is already installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can begin using the Memcached platform the moment you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You’ll be able to select how many sites can use it and how much info can be cached, i.e. there’re two different features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the amount of system memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your sites becomes extremely popular, for example, you can always get more memory. Our system is amazingly flexible in this regard and we don’t bind a particular number of instances to a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can use Memcached to accelerate any script-driven site, including those that are based on widely used software applications, such as WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in VPS

Memcached is available as standard with all Linux VPS packages that are ordered with our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel. The extension it requires in order to perform correctly is compiled when the VPS is set up, so you can start using the distributed memory object caching platform once your brand-new VPS is completely ready. The system memory that the Memcached caching platform can employ depends on the given plan, but even with the low-end ones, several hundred megabytes will be at your disposal for this platform exclusively. This will permit you to increase the performance of multiple websites hosted on the Virtual Private Server at the same time and to reduce the load on the machine even if you’ve got resource-consuming script-powered web portals with many viewers. Memcached can be used with any script – Mambo, Joomla or Drupal, or a custom-developed one, and you will notice the better performance shortly after you start using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Hosting

If you acquire one of our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages and if you choose Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel on the order form, you’ll get the Memcached memory caching platform by default and you can activate it for any site that you host on your dedicated server without upgrading or installing anything. It will begin storing info as users visit your website, so you’ll detect the result of using it shortly after that. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the Memcached platform is 3 GB and naturally, the more powerful the dedicated plan, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will permit you to use the platform for a large number of websites or for an extremely large site without weakening its effectiveness. The Memcached platform will permit you to increase the load speed of any database-driven site in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal diary, an OpenCart e-store, etcetera, and to enhance the overall performance of your dedicated server.