Memcached is a caching system, which is used to boost the speed of database-driven sites by caching the requests and the replies between the user and the server. In other words, every time a given web page on such a site is requested, the script sends a query to its database to get the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks on a hyperlink to visit another web page, the whole procedure is executed again and this generates a lot of database queries and excessive load on the server, particularly if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer has to request any data from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your website will increase and you’ll enjoy more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your site faster. Also, Memcached "refreshes" its cache every time any information in the database is altered, so the website visitors will never see out-of-date data.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

Memcached is offered as an upgrade with each cloud hosting account that we are offering and if you’d like to use it for any script-driven Internet site that you host on our innovative cloud platform, you will be able to activate it in a few simple steps through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, 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 distributed memory caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several sites, you can order a number of instances. The second one has to do with the total amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to cache info, so for numerous websites (or for one resource-absorbing site), you should get more memory for better performance. The memory is available in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be ordered every time you need it. With Memcached, every script-driven website hosted on our cloud servers will open much faster.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can get the Memcached object caching system as an optional upgrade with all our semi-dedicated hosting plans and since it works with any script-based software app, you can use it for any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, no matter what app you have used – Joomla, Mambo or WordPress, a custom application, etc. You can add the upgrade via the respective section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated account, and you can choose two separate things – the instances and the amount of memory that they will use. To put it simply, these things define the number of the sites that will use the Memcached caching system and the amount of memory that the system will be able to use to store your data. The two things are ordered separately for more flexibility and one instance does not come bundled with a particular amount of system memory. You can make use of Memcached with any type of website and both you and your visitors will swiftly detect the difference in the overall performance.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached is available by default with all VPS servers that are ordered with our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension it needs so as to perform correctly is compiled when the server is set up, so you can begin using the distributed memory caching platform as soon as your brand new VPS server is completely operational. The system memory that the Memcached caching platform can use depends on the given VPS plan, but even with the less powerful ones, several hundred megabytes will be at your disposal for this platform exclusively. This will permit you to increase the performance of numerous websites hosted on the virtual server simultaneously and to decrease the load even if you’ve got traffic-consuming script-driven websites with lots of visitors. The platform can be used with any script – Joomla, Drupal or Mambo, or a custom-built script, and you will detect the better overall performance shortly after you start using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Any dedicated server that is ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can start using this content caching system the moment your dedicated server is fully operational, without the need to upgrade or activate anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use depends on the server that you have selected, but as our servers are exceptionally powerful and considering the fact that it’s likely that you’ll host resource-demanding Internet sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use will be three gigabytes. This will allow you to boost the performance of extremely large sites without efforts and you will see the difference soon after the Memcached system begins caching database calls. You can take full advantage of the caching system with any database-powered portal, including those that are based on famous Content Management Systems like Joomla and WordPress.