Memcached is an object caching platform, which is used to enhance the load speed of database-powered Internet sites by caching the calls and the responses between the website visitor and the server. To put it differently, every time a specific page on such a website is opened, the script sends a database query to get the info that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to go to some other page, the whole procedure is carried out again and this generates multiple database requests and high server load, especially if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer needs to fetch any info from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll have more gratified visitors and they will be able to surf through your site faster. Additionally, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache whenever any information in the database is altered, so the users will never end up seeing out-of-date content.

Memcached in Website Hosting

You can make use of the Memcached data caching system with all website hosting that we offer. It’s available as an optional upgrade, which you can acquire with just a couple of clicks via your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It needs an extension, which is already installed on our cloud hosting platform, so you can begin using the Memcached caching system as soon as you add it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will offer you more versatility depending on the sites that you want to use it for. The first one defines the number of the websites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the so-called ‘instances’, while the second one refers to the system memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can get more system memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you’ve got, the more data will be cached, which may be an exceptionally good idea for frequently visited sites with very large databases and a lot of visitors. In this way, you can improve the performance of any script-powered website hosted on our servers with no effort.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Any dedicated server that is ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can begin using this data caching system the moment the server is fully operational, without the need to install or upgrade anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can employ depends on the server that you have chosen, but since our servers are pretty powerful and due to the fact that it’s likely that you’ll host resource-hungry sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use will be 3 gigabytes. This will enable you to increase the overall performance of very busy websites without effort and you will see the difference soon after Memcached begins caching database calls. You can make use of the system with any database-driven web page, including those based on popular CMSs such as Joomla and WordPress.