Memcached is a caching platform, which is used to improve the overall performance of database-driven sites by caching the requests and the responses between the website visitor and the server. To put it in simple terms, anytime a certain web page on such a website is visited, the script connects to its database to fetch the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to visit a different page, the whole process is performed again and this results in plenty of database calls and higher load on the server, especially if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so in case any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer has to cull any information from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more happy visitors and they will be able to navigate through your site faster. Besides, the Memcached platform updates its cache whenever any content in the database is altered, so the website visitors will never wind up seeing outdated data.

Memcached in Hosting

Memcached comes as an upgrade with each and every hosting plan offered by us and if you wish to use it for any script-powered website that you host on our innovative cloud website hosting platform, you’ll be able to activate it in a few simple steps through your Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be given the option to upgrade two separate features – the number of instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several sites, you can get a handful of instances. The second one has to do with the maximum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use in order to cache info, so for multiple sites (or for one single frequently visited site), you may want to get more memory for improved performance. The memory is available in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be added every time you need it. With Memcached, every script-powered site hosted on our servers will load amazingly fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can add the Memcached content caching platform to any of the Linux semi-dedicated servers offered by us and use its full potential for any script-powered site hosted by us. The upgrade is accessible through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can select two things – the number of instances and the memory. These things define the number of the websites that can use Memcached and how much system memory it will use to store your data. You can select them separately, since one instance is not linked to a particular amount of system memory, so you can use plenty of memory for a single frequently visited Internet site, for example. This feature is available in increments of 16 megabytes and you can get as much memory as you like. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-powered site regardless of its type, including those based on widespread web apps like Drupal, Joomla or WordPress, and plenty of companies such as Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to accelerate the loading speed of their websites.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached comes as standard with all Linux VPS plans that are ordered with our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension it needs in order to function correctly is compiled when the VPS server is configured, so you can begin using the content caching platform the moment your brand-new virtual server is fully ready. The system memory that the Memcached platform can employ depends on the particular plan, but even with the less powerful ones, you’ll get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal only for this platform. This will permit you to boost the overall performance of numerous websites hosted on the VPS at the same time and to lower the load on the machine even if you manage large-scale script-driven web pages with a lot of viewers. The Memcached platform can be used with any script – Joomla, Mambo or Drupal, or a custom one, and you’ll observe the faster performance shortly after you begin using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

You can unlock the full potential of Memcached with every dedicated server that we’re offering if you select Hepsia as your Control Panel. A section in it is dedicated to the distributed memory caching system and you can start using Memcached for any Internet site hosted on the server with just a few mouse clicks. You can enhance the overall performance of any website, regardless of what script-driven software application you’re using or how popular the site is, as the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 GB and this amount increases tremendously with the higher-end servers. Soon after the caching system is enabled, it will start caching info every time somebody visits your site, so, as soon as enough information has been cached, you’ll distinguish the decreased load on the server and the improved overall performance of your Internet site. Memcached is used by many sites, among them popular portals like Reddit, Zynga and Wikipedia, which is an evidence of the effectiveness of the Memcached system.