Memcached is a caching platform, which is used to boost the performance of database-powered Internet sites by caching the calls and the responses between the visitor and the server. In simple terms, anytime a particular web page on such a website is visited, the script connects to its database to fetch the information that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to go to some other page, the whole operation is carried out again and this results in lots of database calls and higher load on the server, even more so if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is accessed again, the script no longer has to request any data from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your site will "soar" and you will have more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to browse your website faster. Plus, Memcached updates its cache if any info in the database is updated, so the users will never wind up seeing out-of-date data.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

The Memcached content caching system is available as an upgrade with each Linux shared hosting package that we’re offering and you will be able to start using it as soon as you enable it, as the PHP extension that it needs so as to run properly is pre-installed on our avant-garde cloud website hosting platform. You can request the upgrade via the Hepsia Control Panel, which is available with each web hosting package and a new Control Panel section where you can manage Memcached will show up. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the number of instances and the system memory, so as to give you more freedom. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that can use Memcached, while the second, which is offered in increments of 16 MB, determines the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A frequently visited site with a large-size database may require more memory so as to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so in case you’d like to upgrade this service, you will be able to do it at any given time with several clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can get the Memcached memory caching system as an optional upgrade with all our Linux semi-dedicated packages and since it works with any script-driven software app, you can use it for each website that you host on our servers, regardless of what application you have used – Joomla, Mambo or WordPress, a custom-created one, etc. You can order the upgrade from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated account, and you can choose two different features – the instances and the amount of memory that they will use. To put it in simple terms, these things define how many sites will use the Memcached system and the total amount of system memory that the system will be able to use in order to cache your information. The two features are offered independently for more flexibility and one instance does not come with a fixed amount of system memory. You can take full advantage of the Memcached system with any kind of site and both you and the visitors will quickly spot the difference in the overall performance.

Memcached in VPS Web Hosting

Memcached comes as standard with all Linux VPS web hosting packages that are ordered with our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension it requires in order to function properly is compiled when the Virtual Private Server is set up, so you can start using the caching platform the moment your brand new virtual server is completely operational. The memory that the Memcached caching platform can use depends on the particular VPS plan, but even with the low-end plans, you will get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal for this platform exclusively. This will allow you to increase the overall performance of multiple sites hosted on the VPS server at the same time and to decrease the load on the machine even if you own large script-powered portals with multiple users. The platform can be used with any script – Joomla, Mambo or Drupal, or a custom-built one, and you’ll detect the faster overall performance soon after you begin using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting

You can unlock the full potential of Memcached with each dedicated server that we’re offering if you select Hepsia as your Control Panel. A special section in it is dedicated to the memory caching system and you can start using Memcached for any Internet site hosted on the dedicated machine with just a few clicks. You can increase the overall performance of any website, no matter what script-based web app you’re using or how large the site is, as the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to employ is 3 GB and this amount grows substantially with the more powerful servers. Shortly after the system is enabled, it will begin caching information anytime somebody visits your site, so, as soon as enough info has been stored, you will distinguish the lowered load on the server and the optimized performance of your website. The Memcached system is used by lots of sites, among them popular portals such as Zynga, Reddit and Wikipedia, which is a proof of the effectiveness of the Memcached caching system.