Memcached is a content caching platform, which is used to accelerate the overall performance of database-powered sites by caching the requests and the replies between the visitor and the server. To put it simply, every time a specific web page on such a website is requested, the script calls its database to get the info that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks a link to visit a different page, the whole process is performed again and this leads to multiple database queries and high load on the server, particularly if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is opened again, the script no longer has to cull any content from the database, since everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your site will "soar" and you will enjoy more happy visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your website faster. In addition, Memcached updates its cache when any data in the database is altered, so the site visitors will never end up seeing outdated content.

Memcached in Shared Web Hosting

Memcached is available as an upgrade with each shared web hosting package offered by our company and if you want to use it for any script-powered site that you host on our innovative cloud website hosting platform, you’ll be able to order it in a couple of simple steps via your Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you will be given the option to upgrade two different things – the instances and the memory. The first one has to do with the number of the websites that can use the Memcached caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several websites, you can order a handful of instances. The second one refers to the total amount of memory that the system will be able to use to cache info, so for plenty of sites (or for one resource-hungry site), you’d better get more memory for better results. The memory is offered in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be added at any time. With the Memcached caching system, every script-based site hosted on our servers will open extra-fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can add the Memcached object caching platform to any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting offered by us and use its full capacity for any script-driven Internet site hosted by us. The upgrade is offered through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can select two features – the number of instances and the memory. These things specify how many websites can use Memcached and the amount of memory that it will use to store your data. You can choose them independently, since a given instance is not tied to a specific amount of system memory, so you can use lots of memory for one frequently visited site, for instance. This feature is available in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order as much memory as you want. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-driven website irrespective of its type, including those based on widespread applications like WordPress, Drupal or Joomla, and many companies like Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to increase the loading speed of their websites.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting

Memcached is available free of charge with all Linux dedicated servers hosting offered by our company 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 widely used Internet applications – for instance, a WordPress weblog or a Joomla-driven community site. Each server is tied to a particular amount of system memory that the Memcached caching system can employ, but the minimum you will get is 3 gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to increase the loading speed of extremely popular sites enormously, as this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached information. The system will begin storing content as soon as it’s enabled, so soon thereafter, you’ll notice the improved performance of your websites and the decreased load on the dedicated machine. Many sites use the Memcached system to enhance their efficiency, among them famous ones such as Reddit and Wikipedia.