Memcached is a caching system, which is used to accelerate the overall performance of database-powered websites by caching the calls and the responses between the visitor and the server. To put it differently, anytime 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 website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to go to a different web page, the whole operation is executed again and this results in plenty of database requests and higher load on the server, particularly if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to extract any content from the database, since everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more happy visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your website much faster. Moreover, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache every time any information in the database is edited, so the site visitors will never wind up seeing out-of-date data.

Memcached in Hosting

The Memcached distributed memory object caching system is offered as an optional upgrade with every hosting offered by us and you will be able to start using it the moment you activate it, since the extension that it needs so as to run properly is pre-installed on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. You can request the upgrade via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each and every hosting package and a brand-new Control Panel section where you can manage Memcached will show up. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the number of instances and the memory, so as to offer you more versatility. The first one shows the number of the Internet sites that can use Memcached, while the second, which comes in increments of 16 MB, determines the total size of the content that the system can cache. A heavy-traffic Internet site with a large-size database may require more memory to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so if you wish to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any given moment with a few mouse clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can add Memcached to any of the semi-dedicated servers offered by our company and make use of its full potential for any script-driven website hosted on our servers. The upgrade is available through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can choose two things – the instances and the amount of system memory. These things show the number of the websites that can use Memcached and the amount of system memory that it will use to store your data. You can select them independently, since one instance is not linked to a specific amount of memory, so you can use lots of memory for a single resource-requiring site, for example. This upgrade is available in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order as much memory as you want. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-powered site irrespective of its nature, including those based on popular Internet apps like Joomla, Drupal or WordPress, and a lot of companies like Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to optimize the performance of their sites.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached is available free of charge with all dedicated servers that we are offering and the one and only requirement is that the dedicated machine must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the distributed memory object caching system for any database-powered Internet site, including those that are based on famous web-based apps – for instance, a WordPress blog or a Joomla-powered social networking website. Each server comes with a particular amount of system memory that the Memcached system can employ, but the minimum you will get is three gigabytes, which is quite enough to increase the loading speed of very busy sites substantially, since this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached information. The Memcached system will begin storing info as soon as it is enabled, so shortly thereafter, you’ll notice the improved performance of your websites and the reduced load on your dedicated server. Plenty of websites use the Memcached system to improve their effectiveness, among them famous ones like Reddit and Wikipedia.