Memcached is a content caching platform, which is used to improve the loading speed of database-driven sites by caching the calls and the replies between the website visitor and the server. Put simply, every time a specific web page on such a website is requested, the script calls its database to request the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to open some other web page, the whole process is executed again and this results in a lot of database queries and high server load, especially if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer has to cull any content from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more happy visitors and they will be able to navigate through your site much faster. Additionally, the Memcached platform updates its cache if any info in the database is modified, so the users will never see outdated content.

Memcached in Hosting

If you host script-powered websites in a hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to add the Memcached memory caching system to your shared web hosting package with only a couple of clicks of the mouse from your Hepsia Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantaneously and, since the necessary extension is already installed on our cutting-edge cloud web 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 amount of system memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 megabytes and you can add memory whenever you wish. Logically, the more memory the Memcached caching system is permitted to use, the more data it will cache, so if you manage a resource-demanding site with a lot of content, you may require more memory to be able to take advantage of the power that Memcached can give you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can get the Memcached caching system as an upgrade with all our Linux semi-dedicated hosting and since it works with any script-based web app, you can use it for every Internet site that you host on our platform, irrespective of what application you have used – Mambo, WordPress or Joomla, a custom one, etc. You can add the upgrade through the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated server account, and you can select two different features – the instances and the amount of memory that they will use. To put it in simple terms, these things determine the number of the sites that will use the Memcached caching system and the amount of system memory that the system will be able to use in order to cache your data. The two things are ordered separately for more freedom and one instance does not come with a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can take advantage of Memcached with any sort of site and both you and your site visitors will quickly notice the difference in the overall performance.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting

Each dedicated server that is ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can start using the distributed memory caching system the moment the server is assembled, without having to install or upgrade anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can use depends on the dedicated server that you have selected, but since our servers are really powerful and given the fact that it is likely that you’ll host resource-demanding websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use is 3 gigabytes. This will enable you to boost the overall performance of very heavy websites without any effort and you will note the difference shortly after the Memcached caching system begins caching database queries. You can use the Memcached system with any database-driven site, including those based on widely used CMSs like WordPress and Joomla.