Memcached is a content caching system, which is used to enhance the loading speed of database-powered sites by caching the requests and the responses between the website visitor and the server. To put it differently, every time a specific page on such a site is requested, the script calls 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 procedure is repeated and this leads to a lot of database calls and high load on the server, even more so if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer has to pull any information from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your site will increase and you’ll get more gratified visitors and they will be able to navigate through your site much faster. At the same time, Memcached updates its cache every time any data in the database is altered, so the website visitors will never wind up seeing old content.

Memcached in Website Hosting

If you host script-based sites in a website hosting account with us, you can add Memcached to your shared web hosting package with just a few clicks of the mouse through your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available momentarily and, since the needed extension is pre-installed on our advanced cloud website hosting platform, you can start using it straight away. To give you more versatility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many websites will use Memcached) and to the amount of memory that Memcached will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 MB and you can order as much memory as you want. Logically, the more memory the Memcached caching system is allowed to use, the more data it will cache, so if you have a resource-absorbing site with lots of data, you may need more memory so as to be able to make full use of the power that Memcached can offer you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you buy one of our semi-dedicated server packages, you’ll find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades part of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you wish to use it for any of the websites hosted in the semi-dedicated account, you can add it with only a few clicks. The data caching platform is ideal for any script-driven software app like Joomla, WordPress, or even a custom-developed one, and based on your necessities, you will be able to choose two different things – how many Internet sites will use the Memcached platform, in other words – the number of instances; and how much info will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory that the platform will use. The two features are not tied to each other, so if you’ve got a regularly visited website with a lot of content, you can order one instance and a large amount of system memory. Memcached will enhance the overall performance of your sites shortly after you enable it and both you and your visitors will enjoy better load times.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached comes free of charge with all dedicated web hosting plans that we offer and the sole condition is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the memory caching system for any database-driven Internet site, including those that are based on popular software apps – for instance, a WordPress personal journal or a Joomla-powered community web portal. Each dedicated machine is tied to a particular amount of system memory that the Memcached system can employ, but the minimum you will get is 3 GB, which is sufficient enough to enhance the speed of extremely heavy websites considerably, since this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached data. The system will start caching info the moment it is enabled, so shortly thereafter, you’ll detect the optimized overall performance of your sites and the decreased server load. A lot of websites use Memcached to enhance their efficiency, among them famous ones such as Wikipedia and Reddit.