Memcached is an object caching system, which is used to supercharge the speed of database-driven Internet sites by caching the queries and the replies between the visitor and the server. Simply put, anytime a particular page on such a website is accessed, the script queries its database to request the info that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a link to open some other web page, the entire procedure is repeated and this generates a lot of database queries and higher server load, particularly if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer has to pull any content from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll get more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your website much faster. Besides, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache if any data in the database is altered, so the site visitors will never end up seeing old content.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

The Memcached object caching system is available as an upgrade with every cloud hosting offered by our company and you’ll be able to start using it the moment you order it, as the extension that it requires so as to work properly is pre-installed on our avant-garde cloud website hosting platform. You can request the upgrade from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every web hosting package and a brand new Control Panel section where you can manage Memcached will show up. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the instances and the amount of memory, so as to give you more freedom. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites which can use Memcached, 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 popular site with a large-sized database may need more memory so as to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so if you’d like to upgrade this service, you will be able to do it at any point with several clicks of the mouse.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you order one of our semi-dedicated server packages, you will find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades part of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you’d like to use it for any of the websites hosted in the semi-dedicated server hosting account, you can activate it with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. The memory caching platform is ideal for any script-based software app like WordPress, Joomla, or even an in-house built application, and based on your needs, you will be able to select two different features – how many Internet sites will use the Memcached caching platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much data will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory that the platform will employ. The two features are not tied to each other, so if you have a traffic-hungry Internet site with lots of data, you can order one instance and a larger amount of system memory. The Memcached caching platform will increase the performance of your sites shortly after you enable it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy better loading speeds.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached is available for free with all dedicated servers that we’re offering and the sole condition is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the memory caching system for any database-driven site, including those that are based on widely used web apps – for instance, a WordPress blog or a Joomla-powered social networking website. Each server is tied to a given amount of memory that Memcached can use, but the minimum you will get is 3 gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to optimize the speed of very heavy websites considerably, as this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached info. The system will begin storing info once it is enabled, so shortly after that, you’ll see the optimized overall performance of your sites and the decreased load on your dedicated machine. Lots of websites use Memcached to improve their efficacy, including popular ones like Wikipedia and Reddit.