Memcached is a caching system, which is used to optimize the loading speed of database-powered websites by caching the queries and the responses between the visitor and the server. In other words, anytime a specific web page on such a website is accessed, the script sends a database query to get the info that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a link to visit some other web page, the entire procedure is repeated and this leads to numerous database queries and high load on the server, even more so if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to cull any content from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your site will "soar" and you will get more happy visitors and they will be able to surf through your site much faster. Additionally, Memcached "refreshes" its cache every time any info in the database is updated, so the website visitors will never see out-of-date content.

Memcached in Hosting

When you host script-powered sites in a hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to add the Memcached distributed memory caching system to your hosting package with just a few clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available immediately and, since the necessary PHP extension is pre-installed on our innovative cloud web hosting platform, you can start using it straight away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many Internet sites will use Memcached) and to the memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter is available in increments of 16 megabytes and you can add as much memory as you like. Logically, the more memory Memcached is allowed to use, the more content it will cache, so if you’ve got a resource-absorbing website with a lot of content, you may need more memory to be able to make the most of the power that Memcached can give you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can add the Memcached data caching platform to any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages offered by our company and make use of its full potential for any script-driven site hosted on our servers. The upgrade is accessible through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can choose two features – the number of instances and the system memory. These things specify the number of the sites that can use the Memcached caching platform and how much memory it will use to cache your info. You can choose them separately, since one instance is not tied to a fixed amount of system memory, so you can use a lot of memory for a single resource-intensive site, for example. This feature is available in increments of 16 megabytes and you can get as much memory as you want. The platform can be used with any script-driven site regardless of its type, including those that are based on widely used applications like Joomla, WordPress or Drupal, and a lot of companies like Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to boost the speed of their sites.

Memcached in Dedicated Hosting

Each dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can begin using this data caching system as soon as the dedicated server is fully functional, without needing to upgrade or install anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can use depends on the very server that you have selected, but since our servers are exceptionally powerful and given the fact that it’s likely that you will host resource-consuming Internet sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use is three gigabytes. This will permit you to accelerate the performance of very heavy sites without efforts and you will notice the difference shortly after Memcached starts caching database calls. You can take advantage of the Memcached system with any database-driven website, including those that are based on popular Content Management Systems like Joomla and WordPress.