Memcached is a distributed memory object caching system, which is used to enhance the speed of database-driven Internet sites by caching the requests and the responses between the visitor and the server. In other words, anytime a specific web page on such a website is visited, the script connects to its database to fetch the info that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a hyperlink to visit some other web page, the whole operation is repeated and this leads to a lot of database queries and excessive server load, even more so if the website has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case any of these pages is accessed again, the script no longer needs to extract any information from the database, since everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your website will "soar" and you will enjoy more gratified visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your website much faster. Also, Memcached "refreshes" its cache when any data in the database is altered, so the website users will never see old content.

Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting

If you host script-powered sites in a cloud website hosting account with us, you will be able to add the Memcached object caching system to your shared web hosting package with only a few clicks through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantly and, since the required PHP extension is already installed on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many Internet sites will use Memcached) and to the memory that Memcached will use. The latter is offered in increments of 16 MB and you can add as much memory as you need. Naturally, the more memory Memcached is permitted to use, the more data it will cache, so in case you manage a resource-intensive site with lots of data, you may need more memory so as to be able to take advantage of the power that Memcached can offer you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you obtain any of our semi-dedicated server packages, you will find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you would like to use it for any of the websites hosted in your account, you can activate it with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. The distributed memory caching platform is perfect for any script-driven web app such as Joomla, WordPress, or even a custom-built application, and depending on your demands, you will be able to choose two separate things – how many Internet sites will use the Memcached caching platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much data will be stored, i.e. the amount of memory that the platform will employ. The two things are not tied to each other, so if you’ve got a popular site with a lot of content, you can order one instance and a larger amount of system memory. The Memcached caching platform will improve the performance of your websites shortly after you enable it and both you and your visitors will enjoy faster loading speeds.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

You can take advantage of the full potential of Memcached with each and every dedicated server that we offer if you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A special section in it is dedicated to the content caching system and you can start using Memcached for any site hosted on the server with only a few clicks. You can improve the overall performance of any Internet site, no matter what script-powered app you’re using or how heavy the website is, since the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 gigabytes and this amount grows substantially with the more powerful servers. Shortly after the caching system is activated, it will begin caching information every time someone browses your site, so, as soon as enough data has been cached, you will notice the reduced load on your dedicated machine and the enhanced performance of the website. Memcached is used by many sites, including famous portals such as Wikipedia, Zynga and Reddit, which is a confirmation of the efficiency of the caching system.