Memcached is a data caching platform, which is used to improve the performance of database-driven Internet sites by caching the requests and the replies between the user and the server. To put it simply, every time a certain web page on such a site is accessed, the script calls its database to request the information that should be shown to the website visitor. If the latter clicks on a hyperlink to go to a different page, the whole operation is carried out again and this results in a lot of database requests and higher load on the server, particularly if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is opened again, the script no longer needs to extract any info from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your site will increase and you will have more happy visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your site much faster. What’s more, the Memcached platform updates its cache whenever any information in the database is changed, so the users will never end up seeing out-of-date content.

Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting

If you host script-powered websites in a cloud website hosting account with us, you will be able to add the Memcached caching system to your plan with only a couple of clicks via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available immediately and, since the PHP extension required for it is already installed on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform, you can begin using it straight away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many Internet sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of memory that Memcached will use. The latter is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order as much memory as you want. Naturally, the more memory Memcached is allowed to use, the more content it will cache, so if you manage a large-size site with a lot of content, you may need more memory in order to be able to take advantage of the power that Memcached can give you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get one of our semi-dedicated server plans, you’ll find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades section of your Hepsia Control Panel, so if you’d like to use it for any of the Internet sites hosted in your semi-dedicated account, you can add it with only a few mouse clicks. The content caching platform is suitable for any script-based app like Joomla, WordPress, or even a custom-made one, and depending on your needs, you will be able to choose two separate features – how many Internet sites will use the Memcached platform, in other words – the number of instances; and how much information will be stored, in other words – the amount of memory that the platform will employ. The two things are not bound to each other, so if you run a traffic-intensive website with a lot of data, you can get one instance and a larger amount of memory. The Memcached caching platform will optimize the overall performance of your Internet sites shortly after you activate it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy much better load times.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached is available as standard with all VPS servers ordered with our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension it requires to work correctly is compiled when the virtual server is set up, so you can start using the object caching platform once your brand new VPS is up and running. The memory that the Memcached caching platform can use depends on the given VPS plan, but even with the low-end plans, you will get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal only for this platform. This will allow you to increase the performance of numerous sites hosted on the virtual server simultaneously and to decrease the load even if you run large-scale script-driven websites with numerous users. The Memcached caching platform can be used with any script – Joomla, Drupal or Mambo, or a custom one, and you’ll detect the better overall performance soon after you start using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Any dedicated server that is ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can begin using the content caching system the moment your dedicated server is completely operational, without the need to install or upgrade anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use depends on the dedicated server that you have picked, but since our servers are stunningly powerful and given the fact that it is likely that you will host resource-hungry websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use is three gigabytes. This will enable you to improve the overall performance of extremely large Internet sites with ease and you’ll note the difference soon after Memcached begins caching database calls. You can make use of the system with any database-powered online portal, including those that are based on popular Content Management Systems like WordPress and Joomla.