Memcached is a content caching platform, which is used to accelerate the performance of database-driven websites by caching the requests and the responses between the user and the server. To put it differently, anytime a given web page on such a website is requested, the script queries its database to request the info that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to visit another web page, the entire operation is executed again and this leads to numerous database calls and higher load on the server, especially if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer has to extract any content from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your site will increase and you will get more pleased visitors and they will be able to surf through your website faster. Plus, Memcached "refreshes" its cache every time any data in the database is altered, so the users will never see out-of-date data.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

Memcached is available as an optional upgrade with each cloud hosting account offered by our company and in case you want to use it for any script-powered website that you host on our innovative cloud platform, you’ll be able to order it in a couple of easy steps through your Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be offered the option to upgrade two different features – the instances and the memory. The first one has to do with the number of the sites that can use the Memcached object caching system simultaneously, so if you need it for several websites, you can get a handful of instances. The second one has to do with the total amount of memory that the system will be allowed to use to cache data, so for plenty of websites (or for one popular site), you should order more memory for better performance. The memory is available in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be ordered every time you need it. With the Memcached caching system, every script-powered site hosted on our cloud servers will load incredibly fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can add Memcached to any of the semi-dedicated hosting plans that we’re offering and use its full potential for any script-driven website hosted by us. The upgrade is offered through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can select two features – the number of instances and the memory. These things indicate the number of the websites that can use Memcached and how much system memory it will use to cache your data. You can choose them independently, since a given instance is not tied to a particular amount of system memory, so you can use lots of memory for one traffic-heavy website, for instance. This feature is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order as much memory as you need. The platform can be used with any script-driven site irrespective of its nature, including those that are based on widely used web applications like Joomla, Drupal or WordPress, and lots of companies like Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to accelerate the speed of their websites.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached comes free of charge with all dedicated web hosting plans that we are offering and the sole requirement is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the object caching system for any database-driven Internet site, including those based on widely used web-based applications – for example, a WordPress online journal or a Joomla-driven community website. Each dedicated server comes with a specific amount of memory that Memcached can employ, but the minimum you will get is three gigabytes, which is quite enough to enhance the speed of extremely busy sites significantly, since this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached information. The system will start storing data as soon as it’s enabled, so shortly after that, you will observe the enhanced performance of your Internet sites and the decreased load on the dedicated machine. Plenty of Internet sites use the Memcached system to boost their efficacy, among them famous ones such as Wikipedia and Reddit.