Memcached is a content caching platform, which is used to supercharge the overall performance of database-driven Internet sites by caching the requests and the responses between the visitor and the server. In other words, anytime a certain web page on such a site is visited, the script sends a database query to get the info that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks a link to open another web page, the entire procedure is repeated and this leads to numerous database calls and high load on the server, particularly if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is accessed again, the script no longer needs to call any info from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your website will increase and you will enjoy more gratified visitors and they will be able to navigate through your website much faster. Plus, Memcached updates its cache whenever any info in the database is edited, so the site visitors will never see out-of-date content.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

You can make use of Memcached with all shared plans offered by our company. It’s offered as an optional upgrade, which you can enable with just a couple of clicks from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It needs a PHP extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform, so you can start using the Memcached caching system the moment you add it. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts, which will offer you more freedom depending on the websites that you’d like to use it for. The first one indicates the number of the sites that will use Memcached, or the so-called ‘instances’, whereas the second one is related to the system memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can order more system memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you have ordered, the more data will be cached, which may be a good idea for traffic-heavy sites with large-size databases and a lot of visitors. In this way, you can boost the loading speed of any script-based website hosted on our servers without any effort.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can get the Memcached content caching system as an upgrade with each of our semi-dedicated plans and since it works with any script-powered application, you can use it for each website that you host on our platform, regardless of what app you have used – Joomla, Mambo or WordPress, a custom one, etc. You can order the upgrade from the corresponding section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated server account, and you can select two separate things – the number of instances and the amount of memory that they will use. Basically, these things show the number of the Internet sites that will use the Memcached system and the maximum amount of memory that the system will be able to use in order to cache your info. The two features are ordered independently for more flexibility and one instance does not come with a particular amount of system memory. You can use the Memcached system with any kind of website and both you and your visitors will swiftly distinguish the difference in the overall performance.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

You can make use of the full potential of Memcached with every dedicated server offered by us if you select Hepsia as your Control Panel. A special Control Panel section is dedicated to the content caching system and you can start using Memcached for any site hosted on the server with just a few clicks. You can improve the performance of any Internet site, no matter what script-powered app you are using or how busy the website is, since the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to employ is three gigabytes and this amount rises immensely with the higher-end servers. Soon after the caching system is enabled, it will start caching information every time someone visits your website, so, as soon as sufficient info has been stored, you’ll notice the reduced server load and the optimized performance of the website. The Memcached system is being used by lots of sites, including famous portals such as Zynga, Reddit and Wikipedia, which confirms the effectiveness of the Memcached caching system.