Memcached is a content caching system, which is used to optimize the loading speed of database-powered websites by caching the queries and the responses between the user and the server. To put it in simple terms, every time a certain page on such a website is requested, the script connects to its database to request the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to open a different page, the entire operation is carried out again and this generates lots of database calls and high server load, particularly if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer has to fetch any content from the database, since everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall speed of your website will increase and you will get more pleased visitors and they will be able to surf through your site much faster. Furthermore, Memcached "refreshes" its cache when any data in the database is modified, so the site visitors will never see out-of-date data.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

You can use the Memcached object caching system with all shared hosting packages offered by our company. It’s available as an optional upgrade, which you can add with only a few mouse clicks via your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It requires a PHP extension, which is already installed on our cloud website hosting platform, so you can start using the Memcached caching system the moment you order it. The upgrade is divided into two parts, which will offer you more versatility depending on the sites that you want to use it for. The first one determines the number of the Internet sites that will use Memcached, or the so-called ‘instances’, whereas the second one refers to the system memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can order more memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you’ve got, the more data will be cached, which may be a quite good idea for busy sites with very large databases and lots of users. Thus, you can increase the loading speed of any script-driven site hosted on our servers without efforts.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can add the Memcached distributed memory caching platform to any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting offered by us and use its full capacity 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 system memory. These things define the number of the websites that can use Memcached and the amount of system memory that it will use to store your content. You can choose them independently, since one instance is not linked to a fixed amount of memory, so you can use lots of memory for a single traffic-consuming site, for example. This upgrade is available in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order as much memory as you want. The platform can be used with any script-driven site regardless of its type, including those that are based on widespread software apps like WordPress, Drupal or Joomla, and plenty of companies like Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to optimize the loading speed of their sites.

Memcached in VPS Hosting

Memcached is available as standard with all Linux VPS hosting packages that are ordered with our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel. The extension it needs so as to function correctly is compiled when the VPS is configured, so you can start using the data caching platform the moment your new VPS server is fully operational. The system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the given VPS plan, but even with the lower-end plans, you’ll get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal only for this platform. This will permit you to optimize the overall performance of multiple websites hosted on the VPS server simultaneously and to lower the load on the machine even if you own heavy script-based web portals with numerous visitors. The Memcached platform can be used with any script – Drupal, Joomla or Mambo, or a custom one, and you’ll observe the faster performance shortly after you start using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting

Any dedicated server that’s ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can begin using the distributed memory caching system once your dedicated server is fully functional, without having to activate or upgrade anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can use depends on the server that you have selected, but as our servers are amazingly powerful and considering the fact that it is likely that you’ll host resource-intensive Internet sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use will be 3 gigabytes. This will enable you to enhance the overall performance of extremely popular websites without effort and you will observe the difference shortly after Memcached begins caching database calls. You can use the system with any database-driven web portal, including those that are based on widely used CMSs such as Joomla and WordPress.