Memcached is a distributed memory object caching platform, which is used to accelerate the speed of database-powered sites by caching the requests and the responses between the user and the server. Put simply, anytime a given page on such a website is opened, the script calls its database to fetch the info that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to visit some other page, the entire process is performed again and this leads to a lot of database requests and high server load, particularly if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to cull any data from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your site will increase and you will get more gratified visitors and they will be able to browse your site faster. Additionally, Memcached updates its cache when any info in the database is updated, so the website users will never see outdated content.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

Memcached is offered as an upgrade with each cloud hosting package that we are offering and if you wish to use it for any script-powered website that you host on our advanced cloud hosting platform, you will be able to add it in several simple steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you will be given the option to upgrade two separate things – the instances and the system memory. The first one is related to the number of the sites that can use the Memcached memory caching system simultaneously, so if you need it for several Internet sites, you can get a handful of instances. The second one refers to the maximum amount of memory that the system will be able to use to cache information, so for multiple sites (or for one resource-consuming site), you may want to order more memory for improved performance. The memory is available in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be ordered at any moment. With the Memcached caching system, each script-powered Internet site hosted on our cloud servers will load much faster.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can get the Memcached caching system as an upgrade with all our semi-dedicated hosting plans and since it works with any script-driven software app, you can use it for every website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, irrespective of what app you have used – WordPress, Mambo or Joomla, a custom application, etc. You can order the upgrade via the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated account, and you can select two separate features – the instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. To put it in simple terms, these things indicate how many sites will use Memcached and how much memory the system will be able to use in order to store your information. The two features are ordered separately for more flexibility and one instance does not come bundled with a particular amount of memory. You can make full use of Memcached with any type of website and both you and your site visitors will quickly notice the difference in the performance.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached is available free of charge with all dedicated web hosting plans that we offer and the one and only condition is that the dedicated machine must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the distributed memory caching system for any database-powered website, including those based on famous software apps – for instance, a WordPress personal blog or a Joomla-powered community portal. Each dedicated server is tied to a specific amount of memory that Memcached can use, but the minimum amount you will get is 3 gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to optimize the speed of very large websites significantly, since this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached content. The system will begin storing content as soon as it’s enabled, so soon thereafter, you’ll notice the enhanced overall performance of your sites and the decreased server load. Numerous sites use the Memcached system to enhance their efficiency, including popular ones such as Reddit and Wikipedia.