Memcached is a distributed memory object caching system, which is used to enhance the loading speed of database-driven Internet sites by caching the queries and the responses between the website visitor and the server. In other words, every time a certain web page on such a site is requested, the script connects to its database to get the information that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to open a different web page, the entire process is carried out again and this results in plenty of database calls and excessive server load, even more so if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to extract any content from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall speed of your website will increase and you will enjoy more gratified visitors and they’ll be able to browse your site much faster. Plus, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache whenever any information in the database is updated, so the site users will never see outdated data.

Memcached in Shared Web Hosting

When you host script-based websites in a shared web hosting account with us, you will be able to add the Memcached memory caching system to your web hosting plan with only a couple of clicks through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantaneously and, since the PHP extension required for it is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform, you can begin using it straight away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many websites will use Memcached) and to the amount of system memory that Memcached will use. The latter is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and you can add memory whenever you wish. Logically, the more memory the Memcached caching system is permitted to use, the more data it will cache, so if you’ve got a traffic-consuming website with lots of data, you may require more memory to be able to make full use of the power that Memcached can give you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can get the Memcached data caching system as an upgrade with all our Linux semi-dedicated services and since it works with any script-based web application, you can use it for every site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, irrespective of what app you have used – Joomla, Mambo or WordPress, a custom application, etc. You can order the upgrade through the respective section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated server account, and you can select two separate features – the number of instances and the amount of memory that they will use. Basically, these things show how many Internet sites will use the Memcached caching system and how much system memory the system will be able to use in order to cache your info. The two features are ordered independently for more freedom and one instance does not come bundled with a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can make use of the Memcached system with any type of site and both you and the website visitors will quickly spot the difference in the overall performance.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting

Memcached comes free of charge with all dedicated servers hosting that we are offering and the sole condition is that the dedicated machine must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the data caching system for any database-driven website, including those based on famous web applications – for example, a WordPress personal weblog or a Joomla-powered community web portal. Each server is tied to a certain amount of memory that Memcached can use, but the minimum you will get is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough to enhance the speed of extremely busy websites significantly, as this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached data. The system will begin caching data as soon as it is enabled, so shortly after that, you will distinguish the improved performance of your websites and the decreased load on your dedicated server. Lots of websites use the Memcached system to increase their efficiency, among them famous ones like Wikipedia and Reddit.