Memcached is a distributed memory caching platform, which is used to enhance the overall performance of database-driven sites by caching the requests and the replies between the user and the server. To put it in simple terms, every time a specific web page on such a website is requested, the script sends a database query to request the information that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to visit another page, the entire operation is executed again and this generates multiple database queries and higher load on the server, even more so if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is opened again, the script no longer has to fetch any data from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your website will increase and you will get more happy visitors and they will be able to surf through your website much faster. Furthermore, the Memcached platform updates its cache when any info in the database is modified, so the users will never end up seeing old content.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

You can make use of the Memcached object caching system with all cloud hosting that we are offering. It is offered as an optional upgrade, which you can activate with just a few clicks from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It needs a PHP extension, which is already installed on our cloud web hosting platform, so you can start using the Memcached caching system once you order it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will offer you more versatility depending on the Internet sites that you would like to use it for. The first one defines the number of the Internet sites that will use Memcached, or the ‘instances’, whereas the second one refers to the memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can add more system memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you have ordered, the more content will be cached, which may be a pretty good idea for heavy-traffic sites with large databases and many users. Thus, you can enhance the loading speed of any script-based website hosted on our servers with no effort.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached is available for free with all dedicated servers that we are offering and the one and only condition is that the dedicated machine must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the content caching system for any database-powered Internet site, including those based on famous apps – for instance, a WordPress personal journal or a Joomla-driven community website. Each dedicated server is tied to a certain amount of system memory that the Memcached caching system can employ, but the minimum you will get is 3 gigabytes, which is sufficient enough to boost the speed of extremely popular sites enormously, as this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached content. The Memcached system will begin storing info once it’s enabled, so soon after that, you will distinguish the optimized overall performance of your websites and the decreased load. A lot of Internet sites use Memcached to increase their effectiveness, among them famous ones like Wikipedia and Reddit.