Memcached is a data caching platform, which is used to increase the overall performance of database-driven sites by caching the calls and the replies between the visitor and the server. Simply put, anytime a particular page on such a site is accessed, the script queries its database to fetch the info that should be displayed to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to visit another web page, the entire procedure is repeated and this generates numerous database queries and excessive load on the server, especially if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to extract any data from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your website will "soar" and you will get more happy visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your site faster. Furthermore, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache every time any data in the database is updated, so the website users will never wind up seeing old data.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

The Memcached memory caching system is offered as an upgrade with every Linux shared hosting offered by us and you can begin using it as soon as you activate it, as the PHP extension that it requires in order to perform correctly is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform. You can order the upgrade from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every shared web hosting plan and a brand new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the instances and the system memory, so as to give you more freedom. The first one shows the number of the sites which can use the Memcached caching system, while the second, which comes in increments of 16 megabytes, defines the maximum size of the content that the system can cache. A popular Internet site with a large-size database may need more memory to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so in case you want to upgrade this service, you will be able to do it at any given point with several clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you choose to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached with ease, since the caching platform’s setup takes a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia Control Panel. The required extension is pre-installed on our servers, so you can start using Memcached as soon as you add it to your account. You’ll be able to choose how many sites can use it and how much content can be cached, in other words – there are two separate upgradable features – the number of instances and the amount of memory. You can order more of both, so if one of your sites becomes very busy, for example, you can always get more memory. Our system is unbelievably flexible in this regard and we don’t bind a particular number of instances to a pre-defined amount of memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached caching platform to speed up any script-powered site, including those that are based on popular applications, such as WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in VPS Hosting

Memcached comes by default with all Linux VPS hosting that are ordered with our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension it requires in order to work correctly is compiled when the VPS is configured, so you can begin using the distributed memory caching platform once your brand-new VPS server is completely functional. The system memory that the Memcached caching platform can use depends on the given Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the lower-end plans, you’ll get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal for this platform exclusively. This will allow you to enhance the performance of multiple websites hosted on the VPS server simultaneously and to decrease the load on the virtual machine even if you have content-rich script-based websites with numerous viewers. The Memcached caching platform can be used with any script – Mambo, Drupal or Joomla, or a custom-made script, and you’ll detect the better overall performance shortly after you begin using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting

Memcached comes for free with all Linux dedicated web hosting offered by us and the one and only condition is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the content caching system for any database-driven Internet site, including those that are based on famous web apps – for example, a WordPress blog or a Joomla-driven social network. Each dedicated machine comes with a certain amount of system memory that the Memcached caching system can use, but the minimum you will get is three gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to improve the loading speed of very large websites noticeably, since this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached content. The system will start caching info once it’s activated, so shortly thereafter, you will detect the optimized performance of your sites and the decreased load. Numerous websites use the Memcached system to improve their efficiency, among them popular ones such as Reddit and Wikipedia.