Memcached is a content caching platform, which is used to optimize the speed of database-driven Internet sites by caching the queries and the replies between the user and the server. To put it differently, anytime a given page on such a website is accessed, 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 another web page, the entire procedure is repeated and this generates plenty of database calls and higher load on the server, particularly if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to request any info from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll get more pleased visitors and they will be able to surf through your site faster. Moreover, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache if any data in the database is modified, so the website visitors will never wind up seeing old data.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

Memcached is available as an optional upgrade with each shared hosting package that we offer and in case you’d like to use it for any script-based site that you host on our advanced cloud hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it in a couple of easy steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll get the option to upgrade two different things – the instances and the system memory. The first one is related to the number of the websites that can use the Memcached caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several websites, you can order a handful of instances. The second one refers to the total amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use in order to cache data, so for plenty of websites (or for one single frequently visited site), you’d better order more memory for better performance. The memory is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be ordered every time you need it. With Memcached, any script-based site hosted on our cloud servers will open extremely fast.

Memcached in Dedicated Hosting

When you order any of our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages and if you choose Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel during the signup process, you will get the Memcached caching platform as standard and you can activate it for any Internet site that you host on the dedicated machine without upgrading or installing anything. It will start storing data as people open your Internet site, so you’ll notice the effect of using it shortly thereafter. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the platform is 3 GB and normally, the more powerful the plan, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to take advantage of the caching platform for numerous websites or for a very popular Internet site without compromising its efficacy. The Memcached caching platform will permit you to enhance the speed of any database-driven Internet site in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress blog, an OpenCart e-shop, etcetera, and to improve the overall performance of your dedicated server.