Memcached is a caching system, which is used to optimize the load speed of database-powered websites by caching the calls and the responses between the website visitor and the server. In other words, anytime a certain web page on such a site is requested, the script connects to its database to get the info that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to open some other page, the whole process is executed again and this generates plenty of database calls and higher server load, even more so if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is accessed again, the script no longer has to cull any information from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall speed of your site will "soar" and you will have more gratified visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your site faster. At the same time, Memcached updates its cache every time any content in the database is modified, so the visitors will never see outdated content.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

You can use the Memcached memory caching system with all Linux shared hosting packages that we’re offering. It’s offered as an optional upgrade, which you can acquire with only a couple of mouse clicks through your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It requires an extension, which is already installed on our cloud website hosting platform, so you can start using the Memcached caching system as soon as you add it. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts, which will offer you more flexibility depending on the Internet sites that you’d like to use it for. The first part defines the number of the sites that will use Memcached, or the ‘instances’, while the second one is related to the system memory, in other words – to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can order more system memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you have added, the more content will be cached, which may be an exceptionally good idea for busy websites with very large databases and many concurrent visitors. In this way, you can enhance the overall performance of any script-based website hosted on our cloud servers without any effort.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you decide to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, as the distributed memory caching platform’s activation takes a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia Control Panel. The required PHP extension is pre-installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can begin using the Memcached platform as soon as you add it to your account. You will be able to select how many Internet sites can use it and how much information it will cache, i.e. there’re two different upgradable features – the number of instances and the amount of system memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your sites becomes extremely popular, for example, you can always get more memory. Our system is incredibly flexible in this regard and we do not tie a given number of instances to a fixed amount of system memory. You can use the Memcached caching platform to increase the loading speed of any script-powered site, including those based on widely used web-based apps, such as Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in Dedicated Hosting

You can take advantage of the full potential of Memcached with each dedicated server that we’re offering in case you select Hepsia as your Control Panel. A special section in it is dedicated to the content caching system and you can start using Memcached for any website hosted on the dedicated machine with just several mouse clicks. You can accelerate the performance of any site, irrespective of what script-powered software application you are using or how large the Internet site is, since the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 gigabytes and this amount increases immensely with the higher-end dedicated servers. Shortly after the caching system is activated, it will start caching content every time someone accesses your site, so, as soon as sufficient content has been cached, you’ll notice the decreased load on the dedicated machine and the improved performance of your Internet site. The Memcached system is being used by plenty of websites, including famous portals such as Wikipedia, Reddit and Zynga, which proves the efficiency of the caching system.