Memcached is a distributed memory object caching system, which is used to supercharge the loading speed of database-powered websites by caching the calls and the replies between the visitor and the server. To put it in simple terms, every time a particular page on such a website is requested, the script queries its database to request the info that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to open another web page, the whole process is executed again and this leads to a lot of database requests and higher server load, especially if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is accessed again, the script no longer needs to request any info from the database, since everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your website will increase and you’ll get more happy visitors and they will be able to navigate through your website faster. Additionally, the Memcached platform updates its cache every time any content in the database is updated, so the users will never see outdated content.

Memcached in Hosting

If you host script-based sites in a hosting account with our company, you can add the Memcached content caching system to your hosting package with just a couple of mouse clicks from your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available momentarily and, since the required extension is pre-installed on our leading-edge cloud website hosting platform, you can begin using it straight away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many websites will use Memcached) and to the system memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order memory whenever you like. Naturally, the more memory Memcached is permitted to use, the more data it will cache, so in case you own a large-size site with a lot of content, you may require more memory to be able to take full advantage of the power that Memcached can give you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you buy one of our semi-dedicated server plans, you’ll find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel, so if you wish to use it for any of the sites hosted in your semi-dedicated server hosting account, you can enable it with just a few clicks. The caching platform is suitable for any script-driven software app such as Joomla, WordPress, or even an in-house built one, and depending on your requirements, you’ll be able to select two separate things – how many sites will use Memcached, in other words – the number of instances; and how much data will be stored, i.e. the amount of system memory that the platform will use. The two things are not tied to each other, so if you own a popular Internet site with a lot of content, you can order one instance and a large amount of system memory. Memcached will increase the overall performance of your websites shortly after you activate it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy much faster loading times.

Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting

Memcached is available for free with all Linux dedicated servers hosting packages that we are offering and the sole condition is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the distributed memory caching system for any database-driven Internet site, including those that are based on popular web-based applications – for instance, a WordPress blog or a Joomla-driven community portal. Each server comes with a different amount of system memory that the Memcached caching system can employ, but the minimum you will get is three gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to accelerate the load speed of very busy websites enormously, as this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached information. The system will begin storing content once it is enabled, so soon after that, you’ll notice the improved overall performance of your sites and the lowered load. A lot of Internet sites use the Memcached caching system to boost their effectiveness, among them popular ones like Reddit and Wikipedia.