Memcached is a memory caching system, which is used to improve the overall performance of database-driven websites by caching the requests and the responses between the website visitor and the server. Simply put, every time a specific page on such a website is accessed, the script sends a database query to request the information that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a hyperlink to open another page, the entire procedure is executed again and this generates lots of database calls and high load on the server, especially if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer has to extract any content from the database, since everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll get more gratified visitors and they will be able to browse your site faster. In addition, the Memcached platform updates its cache if any data in the database is updated, so the users will never see old content.

Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting

The Memcached data caching system comes as an optional upgrade with every cloud website hosting plan that we are offering and you will be able to begin using it once you order it, since the extension that it requires in order to perform properly is already present on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. You can request the upgrade through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes bundled with every hosting package and a brand-new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of memory, so as to give you more freedom. The first one refers to the number of the websites which can use the Memcached caching system, while the second, which comes in increments of 16 megabytes, determines the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A popular Internet site with a large-sized database may need more memory to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so in case you need to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any given point with a couple of mouse clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you acquire any of our semi-dedicated server packages, you will find Memcached as an optional feature in the Upgrades section of your Hepsia Control Panel, so if you would like to use it for any of the sites hosted in your account, you can add it with only a few clicks of the mouse. The object caching platform is suitable for any script-powered web app like WordPress, Joomla, or even an in-house made application, and based on your demands, you will be able to choose two separate things – how many websites will use the Memcached caching platform, in other words – the number of instances; and how much info will be stored, in other words – the amount of system memory that the platform will employ. The two features are not bound to each other, so if you’ve got a high-demand website with lots of content, you can order one instance and a large amount of system memory. The Memcached platform will boost the overall performance of your websites soon after you activate it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy much faster load times.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Each dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can begin using this distributed memory object caching system once the server is completely ready, without needing to upgrade or install anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the very server that you have chosen, but as our servers are very powerful and considering the fact that it is likely that you will host resource-hungry Internet sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use is three gigabytes. This will permit you to increase the performance of very heavy Internet sites without any effort and you will observe the difference soon after the Memcached system begins caching database requests. You can make full use of the caching system with any database-driven web portal, including those based on popular CMSs such as WordPress and Joomla.