Memcached is an object caching system, which is used to enhance the load speed of database-powered Internet sites by caching the queries and the responses between the website visitor and the server. To put it differently, anytime a particular page on such a site is visited, the script sends a query to its database to request the info that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks a link to visit some other web page, the entire process is performed again and this results in multiple database queries and excessive load on the server, even more so if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is accessed again, the script no longer needs to pull any info from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall speed of your website will "soar" and you will have more pleased visitors and they will be able to browse your website much faster. Plus, Memcached "refreshes" its cache every time any info in the database is changed, so the website users will never see outdated data.

Memcached in Shared Website Hosting

If you host script-powered websites in a shared website hosting account with our company, you will be able to add the Memcached caching system to your web hosting package with just a couple of clicks through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available immediately and, since the necessary PHP extension is already installed on our cutting-edge cloud platform, you can start using it straight away. To give you more versatility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many sites will use Memcached) and to the memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter is available in increments of 16 megabytes and you can add memory whenever you like. Logically, the more memory Memcached is permitted to use, the more data it will cache, so in case you’ve got a large-size website with a lot of data, you may need more memory so as to be able to take advantage of the power that Memcached can give you.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can get the Memcached distributed memory object caching system as an optional upgrade with each of our semi-dedicated servers and since it works with any script-driven app, you can use it for every Internet site that you host on our servers, no matter what application you have used – WordPress, Mambo or Joomla, a custom-built app, etc. You can request the upgrade from the respective section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated server account, and you can select two different things – the instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. In simple terms, these things determine how many sites will use the Memcached system and the maximum amount of memory that the system will be able to use to store your content. The two features are offered separately for more flexibility and one instance does not come with a particular amount of memory. You can take advantage of Memcached with any kind of website and both you and your visitors will swiftly detect the difference in the overall performance.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

You can use the full potential of Memcached with each dedicated server offered by our company in case you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel. A section in it is dedicated to the distributed memory caching system and you can begin using Memcached for any Internet site hosted on the server with just a couple of clicks. You can enhance the overall performance of any site, irrespective of what script-driven software application you rely on or how busy the site is, since the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to employ is 3 gigabytes and this amount rises considerably with the higher-end dedicated servers. Shortly after the system is enabled, it will begin caching content each time someone accesses your website, so, once sufficient data has been stored, you will notice the reduced server load and the enhanced overall performance of your site. Memcached is being used by many sites, among them famous portals such as Zynga, Wikipedia and Reddit, which verifies the efficiency of the Memcached caching system.