Memcached is an object caching system, which is used to boost the load speed of database-powered Internet sites by caching the calls and the replies between the visitor and the server. To put it simply, anytime a specific web page on such a website is visited, the script connects to its database to fetch the info that should be displayed to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to visit a different web page, the whole process is performed again and this results in multiple database queries and higher server load, especially if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to fetch any information from the database, since everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll have more happy visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your site faster. Plus, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache if any data in the database is changed, so the site visitors will never end up seeing old content.

Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting

You can take advantage of Memcached with all cloud website hosting plans that we’re offering. It is offered as an upgrade, which you can get with just a few clicks of the mouse through your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It needs a PHP extension, which is already installed on our cloud website hosting platform, so you can begin using Memcached the moment you add it. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts, which will give you more freedom depending on the sites that you want to use it for. The first part shows the number of the websites that will use Memcached, or the ‘instances’, while the second one is related to the memory, i.e. to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can order more memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you have ordered, the more data will be cached, which may be a good idea for high-traffic websites with very large databases and plenty of concurrent visitors. Thus, you can increase the speed of any script-powered website hosted on our cloud servers effortlessly.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you choose to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached with ease, as the object caching platform’s setup takes a few clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension that it requires is pre-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 data it will cache, in other words – there are two separate features that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your sites becomes extremely popular, for example, you can always order more memory. Our system is exceptionally flexible in this regard and we do not bind a specific number of instances to a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can employ Memcached to increase the speed of any script-powered site, including those that are based on widely used web-based apps, such as Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached comes by default with all VPS web hosting plans that are ordered with our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension it requires to function properly is compiled when the VPS is set up, so you can start using the data caching platform as soon as your brand new VPS server is fully operational. The memory that the Memcached caching platform can employ depends on the particular VPS plan, but even with the lower-end plans, several hundred megabytes will be at your disposal for this platform exclusively. This will permit you to optimize the performance of numerous websites hosted on the virtual server at the same time and to reduce the load even if you run resource-heavy script-powered web portals with many viewers. The Memcached caching platform can be used with any script – Joomla, Drupal or Mambo, or a custom script, and you’ll see the faster performance shortly after you start using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached is available for free with all dedicated web hosting plans that we’re offering and the sole condition is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the caching system for any database-powered website, including those based on popular Internet applications – for instance, a WordPress weblog or a Joomla-driven social networking site. Each server comes with a specific amount of memory that the Memcached caching system can employ, but the minimum amount you’ll get is 3 gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to increase the load speed of very large sites noticeably, as this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached data. The system will start caching information as soon as it is enabled, so soon thereafter, you’ll observe the optimized performance of your sites and the decreased load on the server. Lots of websites use Memcached to improve their effectiveness, among them famous ones such as Reddit and Wikipedia.