Memcached is a distributed memory object caching system, which is used to accelerate the performance of database-powered sites by caching the calls and the replies between the visitor and the server. To put it in simple terms, anytime a specific web page on such a site is accessed, the script sends a query to its database to request the information that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a link to visit some other page, the entire procedure is repeated and this generates plenty of database queries and higher server load, even more so if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so in case any of these pages is requested again, the script no longer has to extract any info from the database, since everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall speed of your website will increase and you’ll have more happy visitors and they will be able to surf through your website much faster. What’s more, Memcached "refreshes" its cache when any content in the database is altered, so the users will never end up seeing old content.

Memcached in Hosting

Memcached comes as an upgrade with each hosting package that we’re offering and in case you would like to use it for any script-powered website that you host on our avant-garde cloud hosting platform, you will be able to enable it in several simple steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be given the option to upgrade two separate things – the instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached content caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several Internet 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 permitted to use in order to cache content, so for lots of sites (or for one popular site), you should get more memory for better performance. The memory comes in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be ordered every time you need it. With Memcached, each script-powered site hosted on our servers will load unbelievably fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can get the Memcached distributed memory object caching system as an upgrade with each of our semi-dedicated service and since it works with any script-based application, you can use it for each site that you host on our platform, irrespective of what app you have used – WordPress, Mambo or Joomla, a custom-developed app, etc. You can add the upgrade from the respective section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated server account, and you can select two separate things – the instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. In other words, these things specify the number of the Internet sites that will use Memcached and the maximum amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to cache your data. The two things are offered separately for more freedom and one instance does not come bundled with a fixed amount of system memory. You can make the most of the Memcached system with any type of website and both you and your site visitors will quickly detect the difference in the performance.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached is available as standard with all Linux VPS servers that are ordered with our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel. The extension it requires to work properly is compiled when the virtual server is configured, so you can begin using the object caching platform as soon as your brand-new Virtual Private Server is ready. The system memory that the Memcached caching platform can employ depends on the given plan, but even with the less powerful plans, you’ll get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal for this platform exclusively. This will allow you to improve the overall performance of multiple sites hosted on the VPS server simultaneously and to lower the load on the machine even if you have content-rich script-driven online portals with lots of visitors. The Memcached caching platform can be used with any script – Drupal, Mambo or Joomla, or a custom-built script, and you’ll observe the better overall performance soon after you start using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached comes free of charge with all Linux dedicated service that we’re offering and the only condition is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the content caching system for any database-driven website, including those that are based on popular apps – for instance, a WordPress personal weblog or a Joomla-driven community web portal. Each dedicated server is tied to a certain amount of system memory that Memcached can use, but the minimum you will get is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough to accelerate the loading speed of extremely busy websites seriously, as this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached information. The Memcached system will begin caching information as soon as it is enabled, so shortly thereafter, you’ll observe the improved overall performance of your websites and the lowered server load. Numerous sites use Memcached to boost their efficiency, including popular ones like Reddit and Wikipedia.