Memcached is a memory caching platform, which is used to accelerate the load speed of database-driven websites by caching the calls and the replies between the visitor and the server. In other words, every time a given page on such a website is opened, the script sends a query to its database to fetch the info that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to open a different page, the entire operation is carried out again and this leads to numerous database calls and excessive server load, especially if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so in case any of these pages is accessed again, the script no longer has to fetch any content from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your website will increase and you will get more gratified visitors and they’ll be able to browse your website faster. Plus, the Memcached platform updates its cache if any info in the database is edited, so the visitors will never see out-of-date content.

Memcached in Web Hosting

If you host script-driven sites in a web hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to add the Memcached memory caching system to your web hosting plan with just a few mouse clicks from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantly and, since the extension needed for it is already installed on our innovative cloud hosting platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more versatility, we offer two different upgrades related to the number of instances (i.e. how many sites will use Memcached) and to the amount of system memory that Memcached will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 MB and you can order as much memory as you want. Logically, the more memory Memcached is allowed to use, the more data it will cache, so in case you own a traffic-hungry site with a lot of content, you may need more memory to be able to make the most of the power that Memcached can give you.

Memcached in Dedicated Hosting

Memcached is available for free with all dedicated hosting that we’re offering and the one and only requirement is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the content caching system for any database-powered site, including those that are based on popular web apps – for instance, a WordPress weblog or a Joomla-powered community website. Each dedicated server is tied to a specific amount of system memory that the Memcached caching system can use, but the minimum you will get is 3 GB, which is sufficient enough to boost the speed of very heavy websites seriously, since this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached data. The system will start storing content as soon as it is activated, so shortly thereafter, you will notice the optimized performance of your Internet sites and the reduced load on your server. Many Internet sites use the Memcached caching system to enhance their efficiency, including popular ones like Wikipedia and Reddit.