Memcached is an object caching system, which is used to increase the speed of database-driven websites by caching the requests and the replies between the visitor and the server. In simple terms, anytime a certain page on such a website is accessed, the script calls its database to request the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks on a link to go to a different web page, the whole procedure is performed again and this generates multiple database requests and high load on the server, even more so if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is opened again, the script no longer needs to pull any content from the database, since everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your website will increase and you will get more satisfied visitors and they will be able to navigate through your website much faster. At the same time, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache every time any information in the database is edited, so the site visitors will never see old data.

Memcached in Web Hosting

You can make use of the Memcached object caching system with all web hosting plans that we are offering. It is offered as an optional upgrade, which you can add with just a few mouse clicks via your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It needs an extension, which is already installed on our cloud hosting platform, so you can start using Memcached once you order it. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts, which will offer you more flexibility depending on the Internet sites that you would like to use it for. The first one indicates the number of the Internet sites that will use Memcached, or the so-called ‘instances’, while the second one refers to the system memory, in other words – to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can add more memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you have ordered, the more data will be cached, which may be a pretty good idea for traffic-heavy websites with large databases and many concurrent visitors. In this way, you can improve the overall performance of any script-driven Internet site hosted on our cloud servers with ease.

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 easily, since the data caching platform’s setup requires a few mouse clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel. The extension that is required is already installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can start using the Memcached caching platform the moment you add it to your account. You’ll be able to choose how many websites can use it and how much content can be cached, i.e. there’re two separate upgradable features – the instances and the system memory. You can order more of both, so if one of your sites becomes extremely busy, for example, you can always get more memory. Our system is really flexible in this regard and we don’t tie a specific number of instances to a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can employ the Memcached platform to increase the loading speed of any script-powered Internet site, including those that are based on popular Internet applications, such as Joomla or WordPress.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Each dedicated server ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can start using the distributed memory object caching system once your dedicated server is fully operational, without the need to upgrade or install anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can employ depends on the very server that you’ve picked, but since our servers are exceptionally powerful and given the fact that it is likely that you will host resource-heavy websites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use will be three gigabytes. This will permit you to boost the performance of extremely heavy Internet sites with no effort and you will note the difference shortly after the Memcached caching system begins caching database requests. You can make the most of the caching system with any database-powered web portal, including those based on famous Content Management Systems such as Joomla and WordPress.