Memcached is a distributed memory object caching system, which is used to supercharge the overall performance of database-driven websites by caching the queries and the responses between the visitor and the server. In other words, anytime a particular web page on such a site is visited, the script sends a database query to request the info that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to visit another web page, the entire process is executed again and this leads to plenty of database calls and higher server load, especially if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer has to request any info from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your site will "soar" and you will get more happy visitors and they will be able to navigate through your website faster. Furthermore, the Memcached platform updates its cache whenever any information in the database is modified, so the site users will never end up seeing out-of-date content.

Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting

If you host script-based websites in a cloud web hosting account with us, you will be able to add the Memcached object caching system to your shared web hosting package with just a couple of clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available momentarily and, since the required extension is already installed on our avant-garde cloud web hosting platform, you can start using it right away. To give you more versatility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many websites will use Memcached) and to the system memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter is available in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order memory whenever you wish. Logically, the more memory Memcached is permitted to use, the more content it will cache, so if you have a resource-consuming site with lots of data, you may need more memory in order to be able to make the most of the power that Memcached can give you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can get the Memcached data caching system as an optional upgrade with all our semi-dedicated servers and since it works with any script-powered software app, you can use it for every Internet site that you host on our servers, no matter what app you have used – Mambo, WordPress or Joomla, a custom-created app, etc. You can request the upgrade via the respective section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated server account, and you can choose two separate features – the number of instances and the amount of memory that they will use. To put it in simple terms, these things show the number of the websites that will use Memcached and how much system memory the system will be able to use in order to store your data. The two things are offered separately for more freedom and one instance does not come bundled with a fixed amount of memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached system with any sort of website and both you and your website visitors will swiftly note the difference in the overall performance.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached is available free of charge with all dedicated servers that we offer and the sole condition is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the object caching system for any database-powered site, including those based on famous Internet apps – for instance, a WordPress personal weblog or a Joomla-powered social networking site. Each server is tied to a specific amount of memory that the Memcached system can use, but the minimum you’ll get is three gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to improve the speed of extremely large websites significantly, since this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached content. The Memcached system will begin storing content once it is enabled, so shortly after that, you will observe the enhanced performance of your websites and the reduced load on your dedicated machine. Lots of Internet sites use Memcached to boost their efficacy, including popular ones like Reddit and Wikipedia.