Memcached is a distributed memory object caching system, which is used to increase the load speed of database-driven websites by caching the requests and the responses between the visitor and the server. In other words, every time a particular page on such a website is accessed, the script queries its database to request the information that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to go to another web page, the entire operation is carried out again and this leads to multiple database requests and high server load, especially if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer has to request any info from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your website will "soar" and you will get more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to browse your site much faster. Plus, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache every time any information in the database is edited, so the site visitors will never end up seeing out-of-date data.

Memcached in Shared Website Hosting

If you host script-based sites in a shared website hosting account with us, you can add the Memcached object caching system to your shared hosting package with only a few clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available momentarily and, since the PHP extension required for it is already installed on our advanced cloud website hosting platform, you can start using it right away. To give you more versatility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many sites will use Memcached) and to the memory that Memcached will use. The latter is offered in increments of 16 MB and you can add memory whenever you want. Logically, the more memory the Memcached caching system is allowed to use, the more data it will cache, so in case you have a large-scale website with lots of content, you may need more memory so as to be able to take full advantage of the power that Memcached can give you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you decide to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to take advantage of Memcached easily, since the object caching platform’s activation requires a couple of clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension that is required is pre-installed on our servers, so you can start using the Memcached caching platform the moment you add it to your account. You’ll be able to select how many sites can use it and how much data can be cached, in other words – there are two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the amount of system memory. You can order more of both, so if one of your Internet sites becomes very busy, for instance, you can always add more memory to it. Our system is unbelievably flexible in this regard and we don’t tie a specific number of instances to a fixed amount of memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached caching platform to accelerate any script-powered Internet site, including those that are based on popular software applications, such as WordPress or Joomla.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Each dedicated server that is ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can begin using the content caching system as soon as the dedicated server is assembled, without the need to install or upgrade anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the very server that you have chosen, but as our servers are amazingly powerful and due to the fact that it is likely that you’ll host resource-hungry Internet sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use will be 3 GB. This will allow you to enhance the overall performance of extremely large websites without effort and you’ll note the difference soon after Memcached begins caching database requests. You can make the most of the Memcached system with any database-powered portal, including those based on famous CMSs like Joomla and WordPress.