Memcached is a content caching system, which is used to supercharge the load speed of database-powered sites by caching the calls and the responses between the user and the server. Simply put, every time a particular web page on such a site is requested, the script connects to its database to fetch the info that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a hyperlink to visit a different web page, the whole process is executed again and this leads to a lot of database requests and higher server load, particularly if the site has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so in case any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer has to request any info from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your website will "soar" and you will have more happy visitors and they will be able to navigate through your site much faster. Furthermore, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache whenever any content in the database is modified, so the visitors will never end up seeing outdated data.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

You can make use of the Memcached data caching system with all cloud hosting that we’re offering. It is offered as an optional upgrade, which you can add with just a few clicks via your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It requires a PHP extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud hosting platform, so you can start using the Memcached caching system as soon as you order it. The upgrade is divided into two parts, which will offer you more versatility depending on the websites that you would like to use it for. The first one reveals the number of the websites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the so-called ‘instances’, whereas the second one is related 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’ve got, the more content will be cached, which may be a good idea for heavy-traffic websites with large-sized databases and plenty of visitors. Thus, you can enhance the overall performance of any script-driven website hosted on our cloud servers without any effort.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you choose to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to take advantage of Memcached effortlessly, since the memory caching platform’s activation takes a few clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension that it requires is pre-installed on our semi-dedicated servers, so you can begin using Memcached the moment you add it to your account. You will be able to select how many Internet sites can use it and how much content can be cached, i.e. there are two different upgradable features – the number of instances and the amount of memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your websites becomes extremely popular, for example, you can always get more memory. Our system is incredibly flexible in this regard and we do not bind a specific number of instances to a fixed amount of system memory. You can employ the Memcached caching platform to increase the speed of any script-driven Internet site, including those that are based on popular web applications, such as Joomla or WordPress.