Memcached is a content caching platform, which is used to accelerate the speed of database-powered Internet sites by caching the calls and the replies between the visitor and the server. To put it in simple terms, anytime a certain web page on such a site is requested, the script connects to its database to get the info that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks on a link to go to some other web page, the entire procedure is performed again and this results in lots of database calls and excessive load on the server, especially if the site has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to request any content from the database, since everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your site will "soar" and you will get more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your website much faster. In addition, Memcached "refreshes" its cache every time any data in the database is modified, so the users will never end up seeing out-of-date content.

Memcached in Shared Website Hosting

The Memcached caching system comes as an optional upgrade with each shared website hosting plan that we offer and you’ll be able to begin using it once you add it, since the PHP extension that it needs in order to run properly is already available on our leading-edge cloud platform. You can order the upgrade from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes bundled with each and every plan and a 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 flexibility. The first one shows the number of the websites which can use Memcached, while the second, which is offered in increments of 16 megabytes, indicates the total size of the content that the system can cache. A traffic-intensive website with a very large database may need more memory so as to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so if you wish to upgrade this service, you will be able to do it at any given point with a couple of clicks of the mouse.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Any dedicated server that’s ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can begin using this distributed memory caching system once the server is configured, without needing to upgrade or activate anything. The amount of system memory that Memcached can use depends on the very server that you’ve selected, but as our servers are stunningly powerful and due to the fact that it’s likely that you will host resource-requiring sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use is three gigabytes. This will enable you to boost the performance of very heavy Internet sites with no effort and you will notice the difference shortly after the Memcached system begins caching database calls. You can make the most of the caching system with any database-powered web page, including those that are based on popular CMSs such as WordPress and Joomla.