Memcached is a memory caching platform, which is used to optimize the load speed of database-powered sites by caching the calls and the replies between the user and the server. In other words, every time a given web page on such a site is visited, the script queries its database to fetch the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to go to a different page, the entire operation is executed again and this leads to numerous database queries and higher server load, particularly if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to cull any info from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more satisfied visitors and they will be able to browse your site faster. What’s more, the Memcached platform updates its cache when any data in the database is altered, so the visitors will never see old content.

Memcached in Web Hosting

The Memcached object caching system comes as an upgrade with every web hosting plan that we are offering and you’ll be able to begin using it the moment you order it, since the PHP extension that it requires in order to work correctly is already installed on our leading-edge cloud website hosting platform. You can request the upgrade from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with each hosting package and a brand new section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of system memory, so as to give you more versatility. The first one shows the number of the websites which can use Memcached, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 16 MB, indicates the maximum size of the content that the system can cache. A frequently visited site with a large-size database may require more memory so as to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so if you would like to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any given time with a few clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you decide to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, as the content caching platform’s activation requires several clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The required PHP extension is pre-installed on our servers, so you can begin using the Memcached caching platform the moment you add it to your account. You will be able to select how many Internet sites can use it and how much content can be cached, in other words – there are two different upgradable features – the instances and the amount of system memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your Internet sites becomes very popular, for example, you can always add more memory to it. Our system is very flexible in this regard and we do not tie a particular number of instances to a pre-defined amount of memory. You can employ Memcached to boost the speed of any script-powered website, including those that are based on widely used Internet apps, such as Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached comes for free with all dedicated web hosting plans that we’re offering and the sole requirement is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the distributed memory object caching system for any database-powered website, including those that are based on widely used software apps – for example, a WordPress online journal or a Joomla-driven community site. Each server comes with a different amount of memory that Memcached can employ, but the minimum amount you will get is three gigabytes, which is quite enough to optimize the speed of very busy sites substantially, as this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached content. The Memcached system will start caching content as soon as it is activated, so shortly thereafter, you’ll distinguish the enhanced performance of your Internet sites and the reduced load. A lot of websites use the Memcached system to increase their effectiveness, among them famous ones like Wikipedia and Reddit.