Memcached is a data caching system, which is used to boost the speed of database-driven websites by caching the queries and the responses between the visitor and the server. In other words, anytime a specific page on such a website is visited, the script connects to its database to get the information that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to go to some other page, the entire procedure is repeated and this generates plenty of database queries and high server load, particularly if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer has to cull any content from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall speed of your website will increase and you will enjoy more gratified visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your website faster. Besides, Memcached updates its cache whenever any info in the database is modified, so the website users will never see old content.

Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting

Memcached is available as an optional upgrade with each and every cloud website hosting plan that we are offering and if you would like to use it for any script-driven site that you host on our avant-garde cloud hosting platform, you will be able to activate it in a couple of simple steps via your Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you’ll get the option to upgrade two separate things – the instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the sites that can use the Memcached distributed memory caching system simultaneously, so if you need it for several sites, you can get a number of instances. The second one has to do with the total amount of memory that the system will be allowed to use in order to cache data, so for many websites (or for one single traffic-consuming site), you’d better order more memory for better results. The memory comes in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be added at any time. With Memcached, every script-based site hosted on our servers will load extra-fast.

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 web app, you can use it for any Internet site that you host on our platform, regardless of what application you have used – Mambo, WordPress or Joomla, a custom-created app, etc. You can add the upgrade through the respective section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated account, and you can choose two separate features – the number of instances and the amount of memory that they will use. To put it simply, these things define the number of the Internet sites that will use Memcached and the amount of system memory that the system will be able to use to cache your info. The two features are ordered separately for more flexibility and one instance does not come with a fixed amount of system memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached system with any type of website and both you and your site visitors will swiftly note the difference in the overall performance.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

You can take advantage of the full potential of Memcached with each dedicated server that we’re offering if you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel. A section in it is dedicated to the content caching system and you can start using Memcached for any website hosted on the dedicated machine with just a few mouse clicks. You can increase the overall performance of any website, irrespective of what script-driven app you rely on or how popular the website is, as the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 GB and this amount increases substantially with the higher-end servers. Soon after the system is enabled, it will start caching content every time somebody accesses your site, so, once sufficient information has been stored, you will perceive the lowered load on your dedicated server and the enhanced overall performance of the Internet site. The Memcached system is used by numerous sites, among them popular portals such as Reddit, Zynga and Wikipedia, which is a proof of the efficiency of the caching system.