Memcached is a content caching system, which is used to increase the overall performance of database-driven websites by caching the queries and the replies between the website visitor and the server. To put it in simple terms, every time a given page on such a site is requested, the script calls its database to fetch the information that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks on a hyperlink to open a different web page, the entire operation is executed again and this results in a lot of database requests and high server load, particularly if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer has to request any info from the database, since everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your site will "soar" and you will get more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your site faster. Besides, Memcached "refreshes" its cache every time any data in the database is updated, so the site users will never wind up seeing out-of-date data.

Memcached in Web Hosting

You can take advantage of Memcached with all Linux web hosting packages that we offer. It is offered as an optional upgrade, which you can add with only a few mouse clicks from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It requires a PHP extension, which is already installed on our cloud platform, so you can begin using Memcached as soon as you order it. The upgrade is divided into two parts, which will give you more versatility depending on the Internet sites that you want to use it for. The first one determines the number of the sites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the so-called ‘instances’, while the second one refers to the memory, i.e. to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can order more memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you have ordered, the more data will be cached, which may be a quite good idea for traffic-heavy websites with very large databases and numerous concurrent visitors. In this way, you can boost the loading speed of any script-driven Internet site hosted on our servers with no effort.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting

You can use the full potential of Memcached with each dedicated server that we offer in case you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A section in it is dedicated to the caching system and you can begin using Memcached for any Internet site hosted on the dedicated machine with only several mouse clicks. You can enhance the performance of any site, irrespective of what script-based software app you’re using or how busy the site is, as the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 gigabytes and this amount grows enormously with the higher-end servers. Soon after the caching system is enabled, it will begin caching information anytime somebody accesses your site, so, as soon as enough information has been stored, you will distinguish the reduced load on your dedicated machine and the enhanced overall performance of your website. Memcached is being used by a lot of sites, among them famous portals like Wikipedia, Reddit and Zynga, which is a confirmation of the efficiency of the Memcached caching system.