Memcached is a distributed memory caching system, which is used to supercharge the speed of database-powered sites by caching the requests and the replies between the website visitor and the server. In other words, anytime a specific page on such a site is opened, the script sends a query to its database to request the info that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks a link to visit another page, the whole process is performed again and this leads to plenty of database queries and higher load on the server, especially if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is accessed again, the script no longer has to fetch any content from the database, since everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your website will increase and you will enjoy more happy visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your website much faster. What’s more, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache whenever any content in the database is changed, so the website users will never wind up seeing outdated data.

Memcached in Hosting

When you host script-based sites in a hosting account with us, you will be able to add the Memcached content caching system to your web hosting plan with just a couple of clicks of the mouse via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available immediately and, since the PHP extension needed for it is already installed on our leading-edge cloud platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more versatility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many websites will use Memcached) and to the memory that Memcached will use. The latter is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order as much memory as you like. Naturally, the more memory Memcached is allowed to use, the more data it will cache, so if you manage a large-size website with a lot of content, you may need more memory so as to be able to take advantage of the power that Memcached can offer you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can add Memcached to any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting offered by us and make use of its full capacity for any script-driven Internet site hosted on our servers. The upgrade is offered through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can choose two things – the number of instances and the memory. These things show the number of the sites that can use the Memcached caching platform and how much system memory it will use to store your information. You can choose them independently, since one instance is not tied to a fixed amount of system memory, so you can use lots of memory for a single traffic-intensive Internet site, for example. This feature is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and you can get as much memory as you want. The platform can be used with any script-driven website irrespective of its nature, including those based on widely used Internet applications like Drupal, Joomla or WordPress, and many companies such as Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to optimize the speed of their sites.

Memcached in Dedicated Hosting

Memcached is available for free with all Linux dedicated hosting that we are offering and the only requirement is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the caching system for any database-powered website, including those that are based on widely used apps – for example, a WordPress online journal or a Joomla-driven community site. Each dedicated server comes with a specific amount of memory that the Memcached system can use, but the minimum you will get is 3 gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to boost the loading speed of very popular websites seriously, as this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached information. The system will begin storing data the moment it is activated, so shortly thereafter, you’ll see the improved performance of your websites and the decreased load on your dedicated machine. Numerous Internet sites use the Memcached system to boost their efficiency, including popular ones such as Reddit and Wikipedia.