Memcached is a distributed memory caching platform, which is used to accelerate the speed of database-powered websites by caching the calls and the responses between the website visitor and the server. To put it simply, anytime a certain page on such a site is accessed, the script queries its database to fetch the information that should be displayed to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to open some other web page, the whole operation is performed again and this generates multiple database queries and high server load, particularly if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is accessed again, the script no longer needs to request any content from the database, since everything is provided by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your site will increase and you’ll have more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your website much faster. Plus, the Memcached platform updates its cache whenever any data in the database is altered, so the site users will never end up seeing old data.

Memcached in Web Hosting

The Memcached caching system is available as an optional upgrade with each web hosting plan that we offer and you’ll be able to begin using it once you activate it, as the PHP extension that it requires so as to work correctly is pre-installed on our innovative cloud platform. You can order the upgrade through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with each and every web hosting plan and a brand-new section where you can manage Memcached will show up. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the instances and the amount of system memory, so as to offer you more versatility. The first one shows the number of the Internet sites which can use the Memcached caching system, while the second one, which is offered in increments of 16 megabytes, indicates the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A frequently visited site with a large-sized database may need more memory in order to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so in case you’d like to upgrade this feature, you will be able to do it at any point with a couple of clicks.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

If you order one of our dedicated web hosting plans and if you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel on the order form, you’ll get the Memcached object caching platform as standard and you can use it with each site that you host on the server without installing or upgrading anything. It will start storing content as people access your site, so you’ll notice the effects of using it shortly after that. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the caching platform is 3 gigabytes and naturally, the more powerful the dedicated plan, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will enable you to use the caching platform for a lot of websites or for a very popular Internet site without weakening its efficacy. The Memcached caching platform will enable you to enhance the load speed of any database-powered Internet site very quickly – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal blog, an OpenCart web shop, etc., and to improve the performance of your dedicated server.