Memcached is a distributed memory caching platform, which is used to enhance the speed of database-powered Internet sites by caching the queries and the replies between the visitor and the server. To put it simply, every time a specific web page on such a site is requested, the script sends a database query to fetch the information that should be shown to the website visitor. If the latter clicks on a hyperlink to go to another page, the whole process is repeated and this generates lots of database queries and excessive load on the server, particularly if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer needs to cull any info from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more pleased visitors and they will be able to surf through your website faster. Plus, the Memcached platform updates its cache every time any content in the database is edited, so the site visitors will never see out-of-date content.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

You can take advantage of the Memcached caching system with all Linux cloud packages that we’re offering. It’s available as an upgrade, which you can acquire with only a couple of clicks of the mouse via your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It requires an extension, which is already installed on our cloud hosting platform, so you can begin using the Memcached caching system as soon as you order it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will give you more freedom depending on the sites that you want to use it for. The first one concerns the number of the sites that will use Memcached, or the ‘instances’, whereas the second one is related to the memory, in other words – to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can order more memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you’ve ordered, the more content will be cached, which may be a quite good idea for busy sites with very large databases and many visitors. Thus, you can enhance the overall performance of every script-driven Internet site hosted on our cloud servers without any effort.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can get the Memcached memory caching system as an upgrade with each of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages and since it works with any script-powered web application, you can use it for each website that you host on our servers, no matter what application you have used – Joomla, Mambo or WordPress, a custom-created one, etc. You can add the upgrade through the respective section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated server account, and you can choose two different features – the number of instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. In simple terms, these things specify the number of the 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 features are offered independently for more freedom and one instance does not come with a fixed amount of system memory. You can take full advantage of the Memcached system with any sort of website and both you and your visitors will quickly see the difference in the performance.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting

Each dedicated server that is ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can begin using this distributed memory object caching system as soon as your server is set up, without the need to upgrade or activate anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can use depends on the very server that you’ve selected, but since our servers are exceptionally powerful and considering the fact that it is likely that you will host resource-demanding Internet sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use will be 3 gigabytes. This will allow you to improve the overall performance of very busy Internet sites without effort and you’ll notice the difference shortly after Memcached begins caching database calls. You can use the system with any database-powered web portal, including those based on famous Content Management Systems such as WordPress and Joomla.