Memcached is a caching platform, which is used to supercharge the overall performance of database-powered websites by caching the calls and the replies between the user and the server. In other words, anytime a specific page on such a website is accessed, the script calls its database to fetch the info that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a hyperlink to go to a different web page, the whole procedure is performed again and this results in multiple database requests and excessive load on the server, even more so if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer has to request any information from the database, since everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall speed of your site will increase and you’ll enjoy more satisfied visitors and they will be able to surf through your website much faster. What’s more, Memcached updates its cache if any information in the database is modified, so the website visitors will never see outdated data.

Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting

When you host script-driven websites in a cloud website hosting account with our company, you can add the Memcached content caching system to your shared web hosting package with only a few clicks through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantaneously and, since the needed PHP extension is pre-installed on our avant-garde cloud platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more versatility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order memory whenever you wish. Naturally, the more memory Memcached is allowed to use, the more content it will cache, so if you run a high-traffic website with lots of content, you may need more memory so as to be able to take advantage of the power that Memcached can give you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can add the Memcached distributed memory caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated hosting plans that we are offering and use its full capacity for any script-powered site hosted by us. The upgrade is accessible through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can choose two features – the instances and the amount of system memory. These things define the number of the websites that can use the Memcached platform and the amount of system memory that it will use to cache your information. You can select them independently, since a given instance is not tied to a specific amount of system memory, so you can use lots of memory for one regularly visited website, for instance. This feature is offered in increments of 16 MB and you can order as much memory as you like. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-driven site regardless of its type, including those that are based on widespread Internet applications like Joomla, Drupal or WordPress, and a lot of companies like Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to improve the loading speed of their websites.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached is available by default with all VPS web hosting plans ordered with our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension it needs in order to perform properly is compiled when the Virtual Private Server is set up, so you can begin using the data caching platform as soon as your new VPS server is ready. The system memory that Memcached can use depends on the particular plan, but even with the less powerful ones, you will get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal only for this platform. This will permit you to improve the overall performance of multiple websites hosted on the virtual server at the same time and to reduce the load even if you own content-rich script-powered portals with plenty of viewers. The caching platform can be used with any script – Mambo, Joomla or Drupal, or a custom-made script, and you’ll observe the faster performance soon after you start using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

You can use the full potential of Memcached with each and every dedicated server that we are offering in case you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A special section in it is dedicated to the content caching system and you can start using Memcached for any Internet site hosted on the machine with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. You can increase the performance of any site, no matter what script-powered software app you’re using or how popular the site is, as the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to employ is 3 GB and this amount rises enormously with the higher-end dedicated servers. Soon after the system is activated, it will begin caching info every time someone opens your site, so, once enough data has been stored, you will notice the lowered load and the improved performance of the website. The Memcached caching system is being used by numerous websites, among them popular portals such as Zynga, Reddit and Wikipedia, which proves the effectiveness of the Memcached caching system.