Memcached is a caching system, which is used to increase the load speed of database-driven sites by caching the requests and the responses between the visitor and the server. To put it in simple terms, every time a certain web page on such a site is visited, the script sends a query to its database to request the information that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a hyperlink to open another web page, the whole operation is performed again and this leads to multiple database requests and high load on the server, particularly if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to fetch any information from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your site will "soar" and you will get more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your site much faster. Additionally, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache when any content in the database is changed, so the visitors will never see out-of-date content.

Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting

The Memcached memory caching system comes as an upgrade with each and every cloud web hosting plan that we’re offering and you will be able to start using it as soon as you enable it, as the extension that it needs so as to run correctly is already present on our innovative cloud website hosting platform. You can order the upgrade through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with every web hosting plan and a brand-new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the instances and the amount of memory, so as to offer you more flexibility. The first one refers to the number of the websites that can use the Memcached caching system, while the second one, which is offered in increments of 16 megabytes, specifies the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A heavy-traffic Internet site with a large-sized database may need more memory in order to take an even greater advantage of the Memcached caching system, so in case you want to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any point with several clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you get one of our semi-dedicated server packages, you will find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you want to use it for any of the Internet sites hosted in the account, you can add it with just a couple of clicks. The platform is suitable for any script-driven app such as Joomla, WordPress, or even a tailor-made one, and depending on your demands, you’ll be able to select two separate things – how many sites will use the Memcached platform, in other words – the number of instances; and how much content will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory that the platform will employ. The two features are not tied to each other, so if you own a busy Internet site with lots of data, you can order one instance and a large amount of system memory. The Memcached platform will boost the performance of your websites soon after you enable it and both you and your website visitors will enjoy faster loading speeds.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Each dedicated server that is ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can start using the data caching system the moment the dedicated server is completely ready, without having to install or upgrade anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the dedicated server that you’ve selected, but as our servers are astonishingly powerful and due to the fact that it is likely that you’ll host resource-demanding websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use will be three gigabytes. This will allow you to increase the performance of extremely busy websites with ease and you’ll observe the difference soon after Memcached starts caching database queries. You can take full advantage of the Memcached caching system with any database-driven online portal, including those based on famous Content Management Systems such as Joomla and WordPress.