Memcached is a distributed memory object caching platform, which is used to optimize the performance of database-driven sites by caching the queries and the responses between the visitor and the server. In other words, anytime a given page on such a website is visited, the script sends a query to its database to get the info that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to go to some other page, the entire process is carried out again and this results in plenty of database queries and excessive server load, especially if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is opened again, the script no longer has to extract any content from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall speed of your website will "soar" and you will have more pleased visitors and they will be able to navigate through your website much faster. Also, the Memcached platform updates its cache whenever any info in the database is altered, so the visitors will never see out-of-date content.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

If you host script-powered websites in a shared hosting account with us, you’ll be able to add the Memcached content caching system to your shared hosting package with only a couple of clicks from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available immediately and, since the PHP extension needed for it is pre-installed on our avant-garde cloud 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 (in other words – how many websites will use Memcached) and to the memory that Memcached will use. The latter is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and you can add memory whenever you like. Logically, the more memory Memcached is allowed to use, the more content it will cache, so in case you run a regularly visited website with lots of data, you may require more memory to be able to take advantage of the power that Memcached can offer you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can get the Memcached object caching system as an optional upgrade with each of our semi-dedicated plans and since it works with any script-driven software app, you can use it for any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, no matter what app you have used – Joomla, Mambo or WordPress, a custom-created app, etc. You can request the upgrade through the corresponding section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated server account, and you can select two separate features – the instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. Basically, these things determine the number of the Internet sites that will use the Memcached caching system and how much system memory the system will be able to use to store your information. The two features are offered separately for more flexibility and one instance does not come bundled with a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can make the most of the Memcached system with any sort of website and both you and the visitors will swiftly notice the difference in the overall performance.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached is available for free with all dedicated web hosting plans that we are offering and the one and only requirement is that the dedicated machine must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the object caching system for any database-powered website, including those based on famous web-based applications – for instance, a WordPress personal blog or a Joomla-driven social networking website. Each server comes with a certain amount of system memory that the Memcached system can use, but the minimum amount you will get is 3 gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to increase the speed of extremely heavy sites noticeably, since this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached information. The Memcached system will begin caching information once it is activated, so shortly after that, you will see the enhanced overall performance of your sites and the lowered load on your dedicated machine. Many sites use Memcached to improve their efficiency, including famous ones like Wikipedia and Reddit.