Memcached is an object caching system, which is used to optimize the load speed of database-powered Internet sites by caching the calls and the replies between the website visitor and the server. In simple terms, anytime a specific page on such a site is visited, the script queries its database to get the information that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to open some other web page, the entire procedure is executed again and this generates a lot of database queries and excessive server load, especially if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is opened again, the script no longer needs to cull any info from the database, since everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your site will increase and you will have more happy visitors and they will be able to surf through your website faster. Plus, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache if any information in the database is altered, so the visitors will never see out-of-date content.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

The Memcached memory caching system is available as an optional upgrade with each Linux cloud hosting that we are offering and you can begin using it the moment you enable it, as the extension that it needs in order to work properly is already present on our innovative cloud platform. You can request the upgrade via the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes bundled with every shared web hosting plan and a new Control Panel section where you can manage Memcached will show up. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of system memory, so as to give you more freedom. The first one shows the number of the websites which can use Memcached, while the second one, which comes in increments of 16 megabytes, determines the maximum size of the content that can be cached by the system. A regularly visited Internet site with a large database may require more memory to take an even greater advantage of the Memcached caching system, so in case you need to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any moment with a few clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can add the Memcached caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated servers that we are offering and use its full potential for any script-driven site hosted by us. The upgrade is available through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can select two things – the instances and the memory. These things determine the number of the sites that can use the Memcached caching platform and the amount of system memory that it will use to cache your data. You can choose them separately, since one instance is not linked to a specific amount of system memory, so you can use plenty of memory for one frequently visited Internet site, for example. This upgrade comes in increments of 16 MB and you can order as much memory as you want. The platform can be used with any script-driven website regardless of its type, including those based on popular Internet applications like WordPress, Drupal or Joomla, and plenty of companies such as Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to boost the overall performance of their sites.

Memcached in VPS Servers

Memcached is available as standard with all Linux VPS servers ordered with our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension it needs to perform properly is compiled when the Virtual Private Server is set up, so you can begin using the caching platform the moment your brand-new server is completely operational. The system memory that the Memcached platform can employ depends on the particular Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the lower-end ones, you will get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal for this platform exclusively. This will allow you to improve the performance of multiple websites hosted on the VPS server simultaneously and to reduce the load on the virtual machine even if you have data-heavy script-powered portals with many users. Memcached can be used with any script – Mambo, Joomla or Drupal, or a custom-made script, and you’ll see the better performance shortly after you start using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

You can unlock the full potential of Memcached with every dedicated server offered by our company in case you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel. A section in it is dedicated to the distributed memory caching system and you can begin using Memcached for any website hosted on the dedicated server with just a few clicks. You can accelerate the overall performance of any site, irrespective of what script-driven web application you rely on or how busy the website is, as the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use is three gigabytes and this amount rises seriously with the higher-end dedicated servers. Soon after the system is activated, it will begin caching info each time someone visits your website, so, as soon as sufficient content has been cached, you will detect the decreased load on the server and the optimized overall performance of your site. Memcached is used by plenty of sites, including famous portals like Zynga, Reddit and Wikipedia, which demonstrates the effectiveness of the Memcached system.