Memcached is a content caching system, which is used to supercharge the loading speed of database-powered sites by caching the requests and the replies between the visitor and the server. Simply put, every time a specific web page on such a site is accessed, the script calls its database to fetch the information that should be shown to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to open some other web page, the entire operation is carried out again and this generates lots of database calls and excessive server load, even more so if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is accessed again, the script no longer has to call any content from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll get more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to browse your website much faster. Besides, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache when any data in the database is changed, so the site visitors will never see outdated content.

Memcached in Shared Website Hosting

Memcached comes as an optional upgrade with each shared website hosting package that we’re offering and if you wish to use it for any script-powered site that you host on our cutting-edge cloud platform, you’ll be able to order it in a couple of easy steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be offered the option to upgrade two different things – the instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached distributed memory caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several websites, you can get a handful of instances. The second one refers to the total amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use in order to cache info, so for multiple websites (or for one traffic-heavy site), you may want to order more memory for better performance. The memory comes in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be added at any point. With Memcached, any script-powered Internet site hosted on our cloud servers will open incredibly fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached easily, as the data caching platform’s activation takes several 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 will be able to choose how many websites can use it and how much content it will cache, in other words – there’re two separate upgradable features – the number of instances and the amount of memory. You can get more of both, so if one of your Internet sites becomes very popular, for example, you can always order more memory. Our system is really flexible in this regard and we do not bind a specific number of instances to a pre-defined amount of memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached caching platform to increase the loading speed of any script-powered Internet site, including those that are based on popular web-based applications, such as Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Any dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can begin using the content caching system as soon as your dedicated server is fully operational, without needing to upgrade or activate anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can employ depends on the dedicated server that you have chosen, but since our servers are astonishingly powerful and due to the fact that it’s likely that you will host resource-requiring sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use is three gigabytes. This will allow you to enhance the overall performance of very busy websites without effort and you will notice the difference shortly after Memcached starts caching database calls. You can make the most of the system with any database-driven portal, including those that are based on popular CMSs such as Joomla and WordPress.