Memcached is a distributed memory object caching system, which is used to boost the loading speed of database-driven Internet sites by caching the queries and the replies between the user and the server. To put it simply, every time a given web page on such a website is visited, the script calls its database to fetch the info that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to open another web page, the entire operation is performed again and this generates a lot of database calls and excessive server load, even more so if the site has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer has to extract any data from the database, as everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll get more gratified visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your site much faster. Additionally, Memcached updates its cache whenever any info in the database is edited, so the visitors will never end up seeing out-of-date content.

Memcached in Hosting

Memcached is available as an optional upgrade with each and every hosting package offered by us and if you want to use it for any script-powered Internet site that you host on our advanced cloud web hosting platform, you’ll be able to enable it in several simple steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you’ll get the option to upgrade two separate features – the instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached distributed memory object caching system at the same time, so if you need it for several websites, you can order a handful of instances. The second one has to do with the total amount of memory that the system will be able to use to cache content, so for lots of websites (or for one single traffic-hungry site), you may want to get more memory for better performance. The memory is offered in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be ordered at any time. With the Memcached caching system, each script-driven site hosted on our servers will open incredibly fast.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Memcached is available for free with all dedicated servers offered by our company and the sole requirement is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the caching system for any database-driven website, including those based on popular software apps – for example, a WordPress personal diary or a Joomla-driven community site. Each dedicated machine is tied to a specific amount of system memory that the Memcached caching system can employ, but the minimum you will get is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough to increase the load speed of extremely popular sites significantly, since this very memory will be dedicated to storing the cached content. The Memcached system will begin storing content the moment it’s enabled, so soon thereafter, you will distinguish the optimized overall performance of your sites and the lowered server load. Numerous sites use the Memcached caching system to enhance their effectiveness, among them popular ones such as Wikipedia and Reddit.