Memcached is an object caching system, which is used to boost the overall performance of database-powered sites by caching the queries and the replies between the website visitor and the server. In other words, every time a particular page on such a site is visited, the script sends a query to its database to fetch the info that should be shown to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a link to open some other web page, the whole operation is carried out again and this results in plenty of database calls and higher load on the server, particularly if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is requested again, the script no longer has to pull any data from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your website faster. Also, the Memcached platform updates its cache if any content in the database is changed, so the users will never end up seeing outdated content.

Memcached in Shared Website Hosting

Memcached is available as an upgrade with each shared website hosting package that we’re offering and if you wish to use it for any script-based site that you host on our avant-garde cloud website hosting platform, you will be able to enable it in a few simple steps via your Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be given the option to upgrade two different features – the instances and the system memory. The first one is related to the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached data caching system simultaneously, so if you need it for several websites, you can order a number of instances. The second one refers to the maximum amount of memory that the system will be permitted to use to cache info, so for multiple websites (or for one frequently visited site), you’d better order more memory for better results. The memory is available in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be ordered at any time. With the Memcached caching system, any script-powered Internet site hosted on our cloud servers will open faster than the speed of light.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can get the Memcached caching system as an upgrade with each of our Linux semi-dedicated packages and since it works with any script-powered app, you can use it for any Internet site that you host on our servers, no matter what application you have used – Joomla, WordPress or Mambo, a custom-built app, etc. You can request the upgrade via the respective section of the Hepsia Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated server account, and you can choose two different features – the number of instances and the amount of memory that they will use. In simple terms, these things indicate how many websites will use the Memcached caching system and how much memory the system will be able to use to cache your information. The two features are offered separately for more flexibility and one instance does not come with a particular amount of system memory. You can use the Memcached system with any type of website and both you and the site visitors will swiftly distinguish the difference in the overall performance.