Memcached is a caching system, which is used to boost the load speed of database-driven sites by caching the calls and the responses between the user and the server. Simply put, every time a specific page on such a website is visited, the script queries its database to get the info that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks a link to open a different web page, the whole operation is performed again and this generates plenty of database queries and excessive server load, especially if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer has to fetch any info from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall speed of your website will increase and you will enjoy more gratified visitors and they will be able to surf through your site faster. Additionally, the Memcached platform updates its cache if any data in the database is updated, so the website users will never see old data.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

Memcached is available as an upgrade with each shared hosting account that we’re offering and in case you’d like to use it for any script-powered site that you host on our advanced cloud hosting platform, you will be able to enable it in several simple steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you’ll get the option to upgrade two different features – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one has to do with the number of the websites that can use the Memcached data caching system simultaneously, so if you need it for several 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 in order to cache content, so for many sites (or for one single traffic-heavy site), you should order more memory for better performance. The memory is available in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be added at any moment. With Memcached, every script-based Internet site hosted on our cloud servers will load faster than the speed of light.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to take advantage of Memcached easily, since the distributed memory object caching platform’s activation takes a few clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The extension that is required is already installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can start using Memcached the moment you add it to your semi-dedicated server account. You’ll be able to select how many websites can use it and how much data can be cached, i.e. there are two separate upgradable features – the instances and the system memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your Internet sites becomes very busy, for instance, you can always order more memory. Our system is pretty flexible in this regard and we don’t tie a given number of instances to a pre-defined amount of system memory. You can use Memcached to speed up any script-powered Internet site, including those that are based on popular web-based applications, such as Joomla or WordPress.