Memcached is a caching system, which is used to improve the performance of database-powered websites by caching the queries and the replies between the user and the server. Simply put, every time a given web page on such a website is requested, the script queries its database to fetch the info that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to visit a different page, the whole process is performed again and this leads to plenty of database calls and higher load on the server, even more so if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to request any data from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. Thus, the overall speed of your site will increase and you’ll enjoy more gratified visitors and they will be able to surf through your website faster. What’s more, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache when any information in the database is changed, so the users will never wind up seeing outdated data.

Memcached in Cloud Hosting

Memcached comes as an upgrade with each cloud hosting that we are offering and you will be able to begin using it as soon as you order it, as the extension that it requires in order to perform correctly is already available on our avant-garde cloud platform. You can request the upgrade from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each web hosting package and a brand-new Control Panel section where you can manage Memcached will show up. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the number of instances and the system memory, so as to give you more versatility. The first one shows the number of the sites that can use Memcached, while the second one, which is available in increments of 16 megabytes, defines the maximum size of the content that can be cached by the system. A regularly visited Internet site with a large database may require more memory so as to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so in case you need to upgrade this feature, you’ll be able to do it at any time with a few clicks.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

You can take advantage of the full potential of Memcached with every dedicated server that we’re offering in case you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. A special Control Panel section is dedicated to the distributed memory caching system and you can begin using Memcached for any Internet site hosted on the machine with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. You can improve the performance of any Internet site, irrespective of what script-powered software application you are using or how large the Internet site is, as the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 GB and this amount increases significantly with the higher-end dedicated servers. Shortly after the system is activated, it will start caching info each time someone visits your site, so, as soon as sufficient data has been cached, you’ll distinguish the reduced load on the server and the optimized performance of your site. The Memcached system is used by many sites, including famous portals like Reddit, Zynga and Wikipedia, which is a confirmation of the effectiveness of the Memcached system.