Memcached is a content caching platform, which is used to increase the performance of database-driven Internet sites by caching the calls and the replies between the website visitor and the server. To put it differently, every time a given web page on such a website is requested, the script calls its database to request the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a link to open some other page, the whole operation is carried out again and this generates lots of database queries and excessive load on the server, particularly if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to cull any information from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your site will increase and you will get more gratified visitors and they will be able to browse your site much faster. Furthermore, the Memcached platform updates its cache whenever any data in the database is altered, so the visitors will never see old content.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

You can take advantage of the Memcached content caching system with all Linux shared packages offered by us. It is available as an optional upgrade, which you can get with just a couple of clicks via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It needs a PHP extension, which is already installed on our cloud web hosting platform, so you can begin using the Memcached caching system as soon as you add it. The upgrade is divided into two parts, which will offer you more flexibility depending on the sites that you’d like to use it for. The first part concerns the number of the sites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the so-called ‘instances’, while the second one is related to the system memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can get more system memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you have ordered, the more content will be cached, which may be a good idea for heavy-traffic websites with very large databases and a lot of simultaneous visitors. Thus, you can enhance the speed of any script-powered site hosted on our cloud servers without effort.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you acquire one of our semi-dedicated server packages, you will find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades part of your Hepsia Control Panel, so if you wish to use it for any of the Internet sites hosted in the semi-dedicated account, you can add it with just a couple of mouse clicks. The platform is suitable for any script-based app like WordPress, Joomla, or even an in-house made app, and depending on your demands, you’ll be able to select two separate features – how many websites will use the Memcached caching platform, in other words – the number of instances; and how much content will be stored, in other words – the amount of system memory that the platform will use. The two things are not tied to each other, so if you have a busy Internet site with lots of content, you can order one instance and a large amount of system memory. The Memcached caching platform will boost the overall performance of your websites shortly after you activate it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy better load speeds.

Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting

Memcached is available for free with all Linux dedicated servers hosting packages offered by our company and the sole requirement is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the distributed memory object caching system for any database-driven site, including those based on popular applications – for example, a WordPress online diary or a Joomla-driven community portal. Each server is tied to a particular amount of memory that the Memcached caching system can use, but the minimum amount you’ll get is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough to accelerate the load speed of extremely busy sites noticeably, since this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached information. The system will start caching info once it is enabled, so shortly after that, you’ll observe the improved performance of your websites and the decreased server load. Numerous websites use the Memcached system to boost their effectiveness, among them famous ones like Reddit and Wikipedia.