Memcached is a data caching platform, which is used to accelerate the overall performance of database-driven websites by caching the queries and the replies between the website visitor and the server. In simple terms, every time a given page on such a website is opened, the script queries its database to fetch the info that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to open a different page, the whole process is executed again and this leads to numerous database queries and high server load, particularly if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer has to fetch any data from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your site will increase and you’ll enjoy more gratified visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your site much faster. Additionally, the Memcached platform updates its cache every time any data in the database is altered, so the website visitors will never wind up seeing out-of-date data.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

The Memcached caching system is available as an upgrade with each and every shared hosting plan that we are offering and you’ll be able to start using it once you add it, since the PHP extension that it requires so as to run properly is pre-installed on our avant-garde cloud website hosting platform. You can order the upgrade from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes bundled with every plan and a brand new section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the number of instances and the system memory, so as to give you more flexibility. The first one refers to the number of the sites which can use the Memcached caching system, while the second one, which is offered in increments of 16 megabytes, indicates the maximum size of the content that the system can cache. A frequently visited Internet site with a large-sized database may require more memory so as to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so if you would like to upgrade this service, you will be able to do it at any moment with a few clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can get the Memcached object caching system as an optional upgrade with all our semi-dedicated plans and since it works with any script-powered software app, you can use it for every website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, regardless of what app you have used – WordPress, Mambo or Joomla, a custom application, etc. You can add the upgrade from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated server account, and you can select two separate things – the number of instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. To put it in simple terms, these things determine how many websites will use the Memcached system and how much memory the system will be able to use to store your info. The two things are offered independently for more flexibility and one instance does not come with a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can make full use of Memcached with any kind of site and both you and the site visitors will swiftly notice the difference in the performance.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

You can make use of the full potential of Memcached with each dedicated server that we offer if you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel. A special section in it is dedicated to the memory caching system and you can begin using Memcached for any Internet site hosted on the dedicated server with only a few mouse clicks. You can accelerate the overall performance of any site, no matter what script-based software app you’re using or how popular the site is, since the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to employ is three gigabytes and this amount increases tremendously with the higher-end dedicated servers. Shortly after the system is enabled, it will begin caching content each time someone visits your website, so, once sufficient data has been stored, you’ll detect the lowered load on your dedicated machine and the optimized overall performance of the Internet site. Memcached is being used by lots of websites, including popular portals like Reddit, Zynga and Wikipedia, which verifies the effectiveness of the caching system.