Memcached is a distributed memory object caching platform, which is used to enhance the performance of database-powered websites by caching the requests and the replies between the website visitor and the server. To put it simply, anytime a certain page on such a website is visited, the script calls its database to request the info that should be displayed to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to open another web page, the whole operation is carried out again and this leads to a lot of database queries and excessive load on the server, especially if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer has to cull any data from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your site much faster. Also, Memcached updates its cache every time any information in the database is updated, so the site users will never end up seeing out-of-date content.

Memcached in Hosting

If you host script-powered websites in a hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to add Memcached to your web hosting package with only a couple of clicks through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantly and, since the needed PHP extension is already installed on our advanced cloud hosting platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many websites will use Memcached) and to the amount of system memory that Memcached will use. The latter is available in increments of 16 MB and you can add memory whenever you want. Naturally, the more memory Memcached is permitted to use, the more data it will cache, so in case you run a large-size site with a lot of data, you may require more memory in order to be able to make the most of the power that Memcached can offer you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get any of our semi-dedicated server packages, you’ll find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you wish to use it for any of the sites hosted in the account, you can add it with just a few clicks. The data caching platform is suitable for any script-based web app such as Joomla, WordPress, or even an in-house built one, and depending on your necessities, you will be able to choose two separate things – how many Internet sites will use the Memcached platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much data will be stored, i.e. the amount of memory that the platform will employ. The two features are not tied to each other, so if you have a regularly visited website with a lot of data, you can order one instance and a large amount of memory. The Memcached platform will accelerate the overall performance of your Internet sites soon after you enable it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy much better load times.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached is available as standard with all VPS hosting plans that are ordered with our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel. The extension it needs to work properly is compiled when the server is configured, so you can start using the data caching platform the moment your new VPS is ready. The memory that the Memcached caching platform can use depends on the given Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the lower-end ones, you’ll get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal exclusively for this platform. This will allow you to accelerate the performance of multiple sites hosted on the server at the same time and to reduce the load even if you manage regularly visited script-powered websites with lots of visitors. Memcached can be used with any script – Drupal, Mambo or Joomla, or a custom one, and you will distinguish the faster performance soon after you begin using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

You can use the full potential of Memcached with every dedicated server offered by our company if you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel. A section in it is dedicated to the distributed memory object caching system and you can start using Memcached for any site hosted on the machine with just a few mouse clicks. You can increase the performance of any Internet site, irrespective of what script-driven web application you rely on or how large the website is, since the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to employ is 3 GB and this amount rises seriously with the more powerful dedicated servers. Shortly after the system is enabled, it will begin caching data each time somebody visits your site, so, as soon as sufficient content has been stored, you’ll perceive the reduced load on your dedicated server and the enhanced overall performance of the site. The Memcached system is being used by many websites, including popular portals like Reddit, Wikipedia and Zynga, which is a confirmation of the efficiency of the caching system.