Memcached is a distributed memory object caching platform, which is used to boost the loading speed of database-powered websites by caching the calls and the responses between the website visitor and the server. To put it in simple terms, every time a particular web page on such a website is requested, the script calls its database to fetch the info that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to visit a different web page, the entire procedure is executed again and this leads to lots of database requests and higher load on the server, even more so if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer has to cull any content from the database, since everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your website will "soar" and you will enjoy more satisfied visitors and they will be able to browse your site much faster. Additionally, the Memcached platform updates its cache if any content in the database is modified, so the website visitors will never wind up seeing old data.

Memcached in Hosting

Memcached is available as an upgrade with each and every hosting plan offered by us and in case you would like to use it for any script-based website that you host on our leading-edge cloud website hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it in a few simple steps through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you will get the option to upgrade two different features – the instances and the system memory. The first one has to do with the number of the sites that can use Memcached simultaneously, so if you need it for several Internet sites, you can order a number of instances. The second one refers to the total amount of memory that the system will be allowed to use to cache info, so for a lot of sites (or for one single resource-absorbing site), you’d better order more memory for better results. The memory is available in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be ordered at any time. With Memcached, any script-powered site hosted on our cloud servers will open extremely fast.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

If you buy one of our dedicated web hosting plans and if you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel on the order page, you will get the Memcached object caching platform by default and you can set it up for any Internet site that you host on your dedicated machine without installing or upgrading anything. It will start caching content as people access your site, so you’ll detect the effect of using it shortly thereafter. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the Memcached caching platform is 3 gigabytes and naturally, the more powerful the plan, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will permit you to take advantage of the caching platform for plenty of websites or for an extremely popular site without compromising its effectiveness. The Memcached platform will permit you to increase the speed of any database-driven site in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress online journal, an OpenCart e-store, etc., and to improve the overall performance of your dedicated machine.