Memcached is a distributed memory caching system, which is used to supercharge the loading speed of database-powered sites by caching the calls and the responses between the visitor and the server. In simple terms, every time a particular web page on such a site is requested, the script queries its database to fetch the info that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to visit another page, the entire procedure is performed again and this results in plenty of database requests and high load on the server, even more so if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case any of these pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to request any information from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more gratified visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your site much faster. Moreover, Memcached "refreshes" its cache if any information in the database is modified, so the website users will never wind up seeing out-of-date content.

Memcached in Website Hosting

Memcached is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every website hosting package that we’re offering and in case you would like to use it for any script-powered website that you host on our avant-garde cloud platform, you will be able to activate it in a couple of simple steps through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be given the option to upgrade two separate things – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one has to do with the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached content caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several Internet sites, you can get a number of instances. The second one refers to the maximum amount of memory that the system will be allowed to use to cache info, so for many websites (or for one single frequently visited site), you should order more memory for improved performance. The memory comes in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be added at any moment. With Memcached, each script-based Internet site hosted on our servers will open extra-fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you choose to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached easily, since the caching platform’s activation requires several mouse clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension that it requires is pre-installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can start using the Memcached platform the moment you add it to your account. You’ll be able to choose how many websites can use it and how much data can be cached, in other words – there’re two different features that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your Internet sites becomes very popular, for example, you can always order more memory. Our system is amazingly flexible in this regard and we do not bind a specific number of instances to a fixed amount of system memory. You can employ the Memcached caching platform to improve the loading speed of any script-driven site, including those based on widely used software applications, such as WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting

Each dedicated server that’s ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can start using the distributed memory caching system as soon as the server is ready, without the need to activate or upgrade anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can use depends on the server that you have selected, but since our servers are pretty powerful and considering the fact that it is likely that you’ll host resource-heavy Internet sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use is three gigabytes. This will allow you to accelerate the performance of extremely popular Internet sites with ease and you’ll observe the difference shortly after the Memcached caching system begins caching database requests. You can use the caching system with any database-driven web page, including those that are based on widely used CMSs such as WordPress and Joomla.