Memcached is a distributed memory object caching platform, which is used to increase the performance of database-driven websites by caching the queries and the replies between the website visitor and the server. Put simply, every time a specific web page on such a website is accessed, the script connects to its database to request the info that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to visit a different web page, the entire operation is repeated and this leads to plenty of database calls and higher server load, even more so if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is accessed again, the script no longer has to request any info from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your site will "soar" and you will get more pleased visitors and they will be able to navigate through your site faster. Besides, Memcached updates its cache when any information in the database is updated, so the users will never wind up seeing out-of-date content.

Memcached in Web Hosting

The Memcached data caching system comes as an upgrade with each and every Linux web hosting offered by our company and you’ll be able to begin using it once you add it, since the extension that it requires in order to work correctly is already available on our leading-edge cloud website hosting platform. You can request the upgrade via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each and every shared hosting package and a brand-new section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the instances and the amount of system memory, so as to give you more freedom. The first one shows the number of the Internet sites that can use Memcached, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 16 MB, determines the total size of the content that the system can cache. A traffic-heavy site with a large-size database may require more memory in order to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so if you’d like to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any given point with a few clicks of the mouse.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can get the Memcached distributed memory caching system as an upgrade with all our Linux semi-dedicated hosting and since it works with any script-powered web app, you can use it for every site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers, regardless of what application you have used – Mambo, WordPress or Joomla, a custom-developed application, etc. You can request the upgrade through the corresponding section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated server account, and you can select two separate features – the instances and the amount of system memory that they will use. Basically, these things show the number of the sites that will use the Memcached system and the total amount of system memory that the system will be able to use in order to store your content. The two things are offered independently for more flexibility and one instance does not come with a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can make the most of the Memcached system with any kind of site and both you and your visitors will quickly notice the difference in the performance.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting

Memcached comes free of charge with all Linux dedicated servers hosting that we’re offering and the only condition is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the object caching system for any database-powered site, including those based on widely used web-based apps – for example, a WordPress personal weblog or a Joomla-powered social networking site. Each dedicated machine comes with a given amount of system memory that the Memcached system can employ, but the minimum amount you’ll get is three gigabytes, which is quite enough to increase the load speed of very heavy sites immensely, as this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached info. The Memcached system will begin storing content as soon as it is activated, so soon thereafter, you’ll distinguish the optimized performance of your Internet sites and the lowered load on the server. Many sites use the Memcached caching system to improve their efficacy, including famous ones like Wikipedia and Reddit.