Memcached is a caching system, which is used to accelerate the performance of database-powered Internet sites by caching the requests and the replies between the website visitor and the server. Put simply, anytime a particular page on such a site is requested, the script sends a database query to fetch the info that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a hyperlink to visit a different web page, the whole procedure is carried out again and this generates a lot of database requests and excessive load on the server, particularly if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer has to request any content from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your website will "soar" and you will enjoy more gratified visitors and they will be able to navigate through your site faster. Moreover, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache whenever any content in the database is altered, so the website visitors will never end up seeing old data.

Memcached in Cloud Website Hosting

Memcached is offered as an upgrade with every Linux cloud website hosting offered by our company and you will be able to start using it once you add it, as the PHP extension that it requires so as to run properly is already installed on our avant-garde cloud website hosting platform. You can request the upgrade through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with every shared hosting package and a brand-new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will show up. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the instances and the system memory, so as to offer you more flexibility. The first one refers to the number of the websites that can use the Memcached caching system, whereas the second one, which is offered in increments of 16 MB, specifies the maximum size of the content that the system can cache. A frequently visited website with a large-sized database may require more memory to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so in case you wish to upgrade this service, you will be able to do it at any point with a few clicks.

Memcached in VPS Web Hosting

You’ll get Memcached with each of the virtual private server plans that we’re offering when you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you will be able to activate the caching platform via the section with the same name. The setup requires a few mouse clicks and you’ll notice the difference in the performance of your 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 hosting plan that you have chosen, but at any rate it won’t be less than several hundred MB, which is more than enough even for several content-heavy sites. You can use the Memcached platform with sites powered by Joomla, WordPress or any other app and lower the load on your virtual server, which will permit you to continue using the current package instead of migrating to a more powerful one, as you will simply not need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by famous websites such as Wikipedia, Reddit and Zynga, which shows its efficacy.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting

Memcached comes free of charge with all Linux dedicated servers hosting that we’re offering and the one and only condition is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the object caching system for any database-driven site, including those that are based on widely used web-based apps – for instance, a WordPress personal blog or a Joomla-powered social network. Each dedicated server comes with a given amount of memory that the Memcached system can employ, but the minimum amount you’ll get is 3 GB, which is quite enough to improve the load speed of very heavy sites enormously, as this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached data. The system will begin caching content once it is activated, so shortly after that, you will note the optimized overall performance of your sites and the lowered load on your dedicated machine. A lot of websites use the Memcached system to boost their effectiveness, including famous ones like Wikipedia and Reddit.