Memcached is a data caching platform, which is used to enhance the speed of database-powered websites by caching the queries and the replies between the user and the server. To put it differently, every time a given web page on such a site is visited, the script sends a query to its database to request the info that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to visit a different page, the entire procedure is performed again and this generates a lot of database calls and excessive server load, particularly if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer has to fetch any info from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your website will "soar" and you will get more happy visitors and they’ll be able to browse your site faster. Besides, the Memcached platform updates its cache every time any content in the database is changed, so the website visitors will never wind up seeing old data.

Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting

If you host script-powered websites in a cloud web hosting account with our company, you will be able to add the Memcached caching system to your shared hosting plan with just a couple of clicks via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantaneously and, since the required PHP extension is already installed on our cutting-edge cloud platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more versatility, 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 system memory that Memcached will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order memory as many times as you like. Naturally, the more memory the Memcached caching system is permitted to use, the more data it will cache, so if you run a resource-consuming website with a lot of content, you may require more memory to be able to make the most of the power that Memcached can offer you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you choose to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, as the data caching platform’s setup requires a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension that it requires is pre-installed on our servers, so you can begin using the Memcached caching platform as soon as you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You will be able to select how many Internet sites can use it and how much data it will cache, i.e. there are two different upgradable features – the instances and the system memory. You can order more of both, so if one of your sites becomes extremely busy, for example, you can always order more memory. Our system is amazingly flexible in this regard and we do not tie a given number of instances to a fixed amount of system memory. You can employ the Memcached caching platform to boost the speed of any script-powered Internet site, including those based on famous web apps, such as Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached is available by default with all Linux VPS hosting service that are ordered with our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension it needs in order to work correctly is compiled when the virtual server is set up, so you can begin using the caching platform the moment your new server is completely operational. The system memory that the Memcached platform can employ depends on the given Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the low-end ones, several hundred megabytes will be at your disposal only for this platform. This will permit you to optimize the performance of numerous websites hosted on the VPS simultaneously and to lower the load on the virtual machine even if you run popular script-based web pages with plenty of viewers. The platform can be used with any script – Joomla, Drupal or Mambo, or a custom-built script, and you’ll notice the better performance shortly after you begin using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

You can take advantage of the full potential of Memcached with each dedicated server that we offer if you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A special section in it is dedicated to the distributed memory caching system and you can begin using Memcached for any website hosted on the server with only several mouse clicks. You can improve the performance of any website, irrespective of what script-based software application you’re using or how heavy the website is, as the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 gigabytes and this amount grows seriously with the higher-end servers. Shortly after the system is activated, it will start caching info anytime somebody browses your site, so, as soon as sufficient information has been cached, you will see the reduced load on your dedicated server and the enhanced overall performance of the website. Memcached is being used by lots of websites, among them famous portals like Zynga, Wikipedia and Reddit, which is a proof of the efficiency of the caching system.