Memcached is a caching system, which is used to accelerate the speed of database-driven Internet sites by caching the calls and the replies between the visitor and the server. To put it differently, anytime a certain page on such a website is requested, the script queries its database to get the info that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to go to some other page, the entire operation is executed again and this leads to plenty of database requests and excessive load on the server, even more so if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is accessed again, the script no longer has to request any info from the database, as everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your site will "soar" and you will have more gratified visitors and they will be able to browse your website much faster. Also, the Memcached platform updates its cache if any data in the database is altered, so the site visitors will never wind up seeing out-of-date content.

Memcached in Shared Web Hosting

When you host script-powered websites in a shared web hosting account with us, you can add Memcached to your hosting plan with just a couple of clicks of the mouse via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available instantaneously and, since the required extension is already installed on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform, you can begin using it straight away. To give you more versatility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many sites will use Memcached) and to the system memory that the Memcached caching system will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order as much memory as you like. Logically, the more memory Memcached is permitted to use, the more data it will cache, so if you have a popular site with a lot of content, you may need more memory so as to be able to take advantage of the power that Memcached can offer you.

Memcached in VPS Servers

You will get Memcached with each of the VPS server packages that we offer in case you select Hepsia as your Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the distributed memory caching platform through the section with the very same name. The activation requires several clicks of the mouse and you’ll detect the difference in the performance of your websites almost instantaneously. The amount of system memory that the Memcached caching platform can employ to store data depends on the particular VPS plan that you have chosen, but in any case it won’t be less than several hundred megabytes, which is quite enough even for several content-loaded Internet sites. You can use the Memcached platform with websites powered by WordPress, Joomla or any other Internet application and decrease the load on your server, which will permit you to continue using the current VPS hosting plan instead of moving to a more powerful one, as you simply won’t need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by famous websites like Wikipedia, Zynga and Reddit, which is an evidence of its efficiency.