Memcached is a content caching system, which is used to improve the loading speed of database-driven websites by caching the calls and the responses between the website visitor and the server. To put it in simple terms, anytime a certain web page on such a site is visited, the script sends a query to its database to get the information that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks a hyperlink to go to a different page, the entire procedure is repeated and this generates numerous database calls and high load on the server, especially if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is accessed again, the script no longer has to extract any content from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall speed of your website will "soar" and you will get more happy visitors and they’ll be able to browse your site much faster. Also, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache if any content in the database is altered, so the website users will never see out-of-date content.

Memcached in Shared Website Hosting

You can take advantage of the Memcached distributed memory caching system with all Linux shared website hosting packages that we are offering. It’s available as an upgrade, which you can add with just a few mouse clicks via your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It requires an extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud hosting platform, so you can begin using Memcached once you add it. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts, which will give you more flexibility depending on the sites that you wish to use it for. The first one indicates the number of the websites that will use Memcached, or the ‘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 get more memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you have added, the more data will be cached, which may be a good idea for high-demand sites with large databases and numerous concurrent visitors. Thus, you can increase the speed of any script-based Internet site hosted on our cloud servers without any effort.

Memcached in VPS Hosting

You’ll get Memcached with any of the virtual private server packages that we’re offering if you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the distributed memory caching platform via the section with the same name. The activation takes a few mouse clicks and you will detect the difference in the performance of your Internet sites almost immediately. The amount of system memory that the Memcached caching platform can use to store information depends on the given Virtual Private Server plan that you’ve picked, but at any rate it won’t be less than several hundred MB, which is more than enough even for several intense-traffic websites. You can use Memcached with websites powered by WordPress, Joomla or any other web-based application and reduce the load on your server, which will enable you to continue using the current Virtual Private Server hosting package rather than upgrading to a more powerful one, as you simply won’t need it. Memcached is already being used by popular websites such as Wikipedia, Reddit and Zynga, which proves its efficiency.

Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting

Memcached is available for free with all dedicated servers hosting packages offered by us and the only requirement is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the caching system for any database-driven Internet site, including those that are based on popular Internet apps – for example, a WordPress personal journal or a Joomla-powered community website. Each server comes with a given amount of system memory that the Memcached caching system can use, but the minimum you’ll get is three gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to optimize the speed of extremely busy websites significantly, as this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached information. The Memcached system will begin caching info once it is enabled, so shortly thereafter, you will see the improved overall performance of your Internet sites and the reduced server load. Lots of sites use Memcached to boost their effectiveness, including famous ones like Reddit and Wikipedia.