Memcached is a distributed memory caching system, which is used to optimize the loading speed of database-powered sites by caching the queries and the replies between the user and the server. In other words, every time a given web page on such a website is visited, the script sends a database query to get the info that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to open some other page, the whole process is carried out again and this leads to a lot of database requests and excessive load on the server, particularly if the website has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so in case any of these pages is opened again, the script no longer has to extract any info from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your site will "soar" and you will get more satisfied visitors and they will be able to surf through your site much faster. Additionally, the Memcached platform updates its cache every time any content in the database is modified, so the website visitors will never end up seeing old data.

Memcached in Hosting

When you host script-driven sites in a hosting account with our company, you will be able to add Memcached to your shared web hosting plan with only a few clicks of the mouse from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantly and, since the required PHP extension is pre-installed on our advanced cloud website hosting platform, you can start using it right away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many Internet sites will use Memcached) and to the memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 MB and you can add as much memory as you want. Naturally, the more memory Memcached is permitted to use, the more data it will cache, so if you own a high-traffic site with a lot of content, you may need more memory in order to be able to take full advantage of the power that Memcached can offer you.

Memcached in Dedicated Hosting

If you order one of our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages and if you pick Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel on the order form, you will get the Memcached object caching platform as standard and you can enable it for each Internet site that you host on the dedicated machine without upgrading or installing anything. It will start caching content as users visit your site, so you’ll detect the results of using it shortly thereafter. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the Memcached platform is three gigabytes and naturally, the more powerful the dedicate server plan, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will allow you to take advantage of the caching platform for numerous Internet sites or for a very large Internet site without weakening its effectiveness. Memcached will enable you to improve the loading speed of any database-powered website very quickly – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal blog, an OpenCart web store, etcetera, and to optimize the overall performance of your server.