Memcached is a distributed memory object caching system, which is used to supercharge the loading speed of database-powered websites by caching the requests and the replies between the website visitor and the server. In other words, every time a certain web page on such a website is visited, the script queries its database to fetch the information that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to visit another page, the entire procedure is performed again and this results in multiple database requests and high server load, particularly if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer has to pull any content from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your site will increase and you will have more gratified visitors and they’ll be able to browse your site much faster. What’s more, Memcached "refreshes" its cache every time any information in the database is changed, so the website users will never wind up seeing outdated content.

Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting

If you host script-based sites in a cloud web hosting account with us, you will be able to add the Memcached object caching system to your plan with only a few clicks from your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available momentarily and, since the PHP extension needed for it is already installed on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform, you can start using it right away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of system memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter is available in increments of 16 megabytes and you can add memory whenever you want. Naturally, the more memory the Memcached caching system is allowed to use, the more content it will cache, so if you’ve got a traffic-hungry site with lots of data, you may require more memory to be able to take full advantage of the power that Memcached can give you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can add the Memcached memory caching platform to any of the semi-dedicated servers that we offer and use its full capacity for any script-powered site hosted by us. The upgrade is available through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can select two features – the number of instances and the amount of memory. These things indicate the number of the sites that can use the Memcached caching platform and the amount of memory that it will use to store your information. You can select them separately, since a given instance is not linked to a fixed amount of system memory, so you can use plenty of memory for one resource-demanding site, for instance. This feature is offered in increments of 16 MB and you can get as much memory as you need. The platform can be used with any script-driven website irrespective of its type, including those based on widely used web-based applications like Joomla, Drupal or WordPress, and lots of companies such as Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to increase the overall performance of their sites.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Any dedicated server that is ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can start using this distributed memory object caching system the moment the dedicated server is up and running, without having to activate or upgrade anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the dedicated server that you’ve chosen, but as our servers are astonishingly powerful and considering the fact that it is likely that you will host resource-hungry sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use is 3 gigabytes. This will enable you to boost the performance of extremely busy Internet sites with no effort and you will notice the difference shortly after the Memcached caching system starts caching database calls. You can take advantage of the Memcached system with any database-driven portal, including those that are based on widely used CMSs like WordPress and Joomla.