Memcached is a data caching platform, which is used to improve the overall performance of database-driven sites by caching the queries and the responses between the website visitor and the server. Put simply, anytime a given web page on such a website is opened, the script sends a database query to request the info that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to open a different web page, the whole operation is carried out again and this generates plenty of database requests and higher server load, particularly if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer has to pull any data from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your site will increase and you will enjoy more happy visitors and they will be able to navigate through your site faster. Moreover, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache when any information in the database is altered, so the site visitors will never end up seeing out-of-date data.

Memcached in Hosting

You can use the Memcached content caching system with all Linux hosting that we’re offering. It’s offered as an upgrade, which you can activate with just a couple of clicks of the mouse through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It requires a PHP extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud platform, so you can start using the Memcached caching system the moment you add it. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts, which will offer you more flexibility depending on the sites that you would like to use it for. The first one specifies the number of the Internet sites that will use Memcached, or the so-called ‘instances’, whereas the second one is related to the memory, in other words – to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can add more system memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you’ve ordered, the more content will be cached, which may be a really good idea for heavy-traffic sites with large-size databases and numerous visitors. In this way, you can optimize the speed of every script-driven website hosted on our servers with no effort.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can get the Memcached object caching system as an optional upgrade with all our Linux semi-dedicated hosting and since it works with any script-driven software application, you can use it for every Internet site that you host on our platform, regardless of what application you have used – Mambo, Joomla or WordPress, a custom one, etc. You can add the upgrade via the respective section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated server account, and you can select two different features – the instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. Basically, these things specify the number of the Internet sites that will use the Memcached caching system and the amount of system memory that the system will be able to use in order to cache your data. The two things are offered independently for more freedom and one instance does not come with a fixed amount of system memory. You can make the most of the Memcached system with any type of website and both you and your website visitors will swiftly notice the difference in the performance.

Memcached in VPS

Memcached is available by default with all Linux VPS ordered with our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension it needs so as to work correctly is compiled when the Virtual Private Server is configured, so you can begin using the caching platform the moment your brand new server is completely operational. The system memory that the Memcached caching platform can use depends on the particular plan, but even with the less powerful ones, several hundred megabytes will be at your disposal for this platform exclusively. This will allow you to boost the performance of numerous sites hosted on the VPS server at the same time and to decrease the load even if you own data-rich script-driven websites with numerous users. Memcached can be used with any script – Mambo, Drupal or Joomla, or a custom one, and you will detect the better performance shortly after you start using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Hosting

Memcached is available for free with all Linux dedicated hosting offered by us and the one and only requirement is that the dedicated machine must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the distributed memory caching system for any database-powered Internet site, including those that are based on famous Internet applications – for instance, a WordPress personal blog or a Joomla-powered community website. Each dedicated server comes with a particular amount of memory that the Memcached system can employ, but the minimum you’ll get is 3 GB, which is sufficient enough to boost the speed of very busy websites greatly, since this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached information. The system will start caching data as soon as it is activated, so shortly after that, you’ll detect the enhanced performance of your sites and the lowered load. A lot of Internet sites use the Memcached caching system to boost their effectiveness, including popular ones such as Wikipedia and Reddit.