Memcached is a content caching system, which is used to optimize the loading speed of database-powered sites by caching the requests and the responses between the user and the server. Put simply, anytime a particular page on such a site is accessed, the script connects to its database to get the information that should be shown to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a link to go to another web page, the entire process is performed again and this generates lots of database queries and high load on the server, particularly if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is accessed 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’ll have more happy visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your site much faster. What’s more, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache when any information in the database is modified, so the visitors will never wind up seeing out-of-date content.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

When you host script-powered sites in a cloud hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to add the Memcached object caching system to your shared hosting package with just a few mouse clicks through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantly and, since the necessary PHP extension is already installed on our avant-garde cloud hosting platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many Internet sites will use Memcached) and to the memory that Memcached will use. The latter is available in increments of 16 MB and you can add memory as many times as you wish. Naturally, the more memory the Memcached caching system is permitted to use, the more data it will cache, so if you have a traffic-intensive website with lots of data, you may require more memory in order to be able to take advantage of the power that Memcached can give you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can get Memcached as an optional upgrade with each of our semi-dedicated servers and since it works with any script-powered app, you can use it for every Internet site that you host on our servers, regardless of what app you have used – Mambo, WordPress or Joomla, a custom-developed one, etc. You can add the upgrade from the respective section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you manage your semi-dedicated account, and you can select two separate features – the number of instances and the amount of memory that they will use. In other words, these things determine how many websites will use the Memcached caching system and the total amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to store your content. The two features are ordered independently for more flexibility and one instance does not come bundled with a fixed amount of system memory. You can make the most of Memcached with any sort of website and both you and the visitors will swiftly perceive the difference in the performance.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

You can use the full potential of Memcached with every dedicated server that we are offering if you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A special section in it is dedicated to the memory caching system and you can start using Memcached for any Internet site hosted on the server with just a few clicks. You can boost the performance of any website, no matter what script-based web app you are using or how heavy the Internet site is, since the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 gigabytes and this amount grows tremendously with the higher-end dedicated servers. Soon after the system is activated, it will begin caching information each time somebody opens your site, so, once sufficient info has been cached, you will see the lowered load on the server and the optimized performance of the website. Memcached is being used by numerous websites, among them famous portals like Reddit, Wikipedia and Zynga, which verifies the effectiveness of the Memcached caching system.