Memcached is a caching system, which is used to boost the load speed of database-driven Internet sites by caching the calls and the responses between the website visitor and the server. In simple terms, every time a certain web page on such a website is requested, the script calls its database to get the info that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to visit another web page, the entire process is repeated and this results in multiple database requests and high load on the server, particularly if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is requested again, the script no longer has to cull any info from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your site will increase and you will enjoy more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to browse your website faster. What’s more, Memcached updates its cache whenever any content in the database is altered, so the site visitors will never end up seeing out-of-date content.

Memcached in Web Hosting

When you host script-powered websites in a web hosting account with our company, you can add the Memcached data caching system to your hosting plan with just a couple of clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantly and, since the necessary PHP extension is already installed on our innovative cloud web hosting platform, you can start using it straight away. To give you more versatility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many sites will use Memcached) and to the memory that Memcached will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order as much memory as you want. Naturally, the more memory the Memcached caching system is permitted to use, the more data it will cache, so if you have a high-demand site with a lot of content, you may need more memory so as to be able to make full use of the power that Memcached can offer you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you decide to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you can take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, as the data caching platform’s activation requires a few mouse clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The required PHP extension is pre-installed on our servers, so you can begin using Memcached as soon as you add it to your account. You will be able to choose how many sites can use it and how much information can be cached, i.e. there’re two different upgradable features – the number of instances and the amount of memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your websites becomes extremely popular, for example, you can always order more memory. Our system is unbelievably flexible in this regard and we do not bind a particular number of instances to a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can use the Memcached caching platform to accelerate any script-driven website, including those that are based on popular software apps, such as WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached comes by default with all VPS plans that are ordered with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension it requires in order to work correctly is compiled when the VPS server is set up, so you can begin using the data caching platform as soon as your brand new VPS server is fully ready. The system memory that the Memcached platform can employ depends on the given VPS plan, but even with the lower-end ones, several hundred megabytes will be at your disposal for this platform exclusively. This will permit you to boost the overall performance of numerous sites hosted on the Virtual Private Server at the same time and to reduce the load on the machine even if you have regularly visited script-driven websites with a lot of users. Memcached can be used with any script – Drupal, Mambo or Joomla, or a custom one, and you will see the faster overall performance soon after you start using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached is available free of charge with all dedicated web hosting plans that we’re offering and the only condition is that the dedicated machine must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the data caching system for any database-powered site, including those based on popular Internet applications – for example, a WordPress online blog or a Joomla-driven community website. Each dedicated machine is tied to a specific amount of system memory that the Memcached system can employ, but the minimum amount you’ll get is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough to improve the load speed of very popular websites tremendously, since this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached information. The Memcached system will start storing info once it is activated, so soon after that, you will detect the optimized overall performance of your websites and the lowered load. Many sites use the Memcached caching system to boost their efficiency, including famous ones like Reddit and Wikipedia.