Memcached is a data caching platform, which is used to increase the overall performance of database-driven websites by caching the queries and the responses between the website visitor and the server. To put it differently, anytime a particular page on such a site is visited, the script calls its database to request the info that should be displayed to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a link to open a different page, the whole procedure is repeated and this generates multiple database calls and high server load, particularly if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so in case any of these pages is accessed again, the script no longer has to cull any content from the database, since everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your website will increase and you’ll get more pleased visitors and they will be able to surf through your site much faster. In addition, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache when any info in the database is changed, so the users will never wind up seeing out-of-date content.

Memcached in Shared Website Hosting

The Memcached distributed memory object caching system is offered as an upgrade with every Linux shared website hosting package that we are offering and you’ll be able to begin using it the moment you order it, as the PHP extension that it needs so as to function properly is already installed on our leading-edge cloud platform. You can request the upgrade through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each shared web hosting package and a brand new section where you can manage Memcached will appear. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the number of instances and the memory, so as to give you more versatility. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites which can use the Memcached caching system, while the second, which comes in increments of 16 MB, indicates the total size of the content that the system can cache. A traffic-intensive website with a large-size database may require more memory in order to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so if you want to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any given point with a few mouse clicks.

Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting

Any dedicated server that’s ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can begin using the data caching system once the server is fully operational, without having to activate or upgrade anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can employ depends on the dedicated server that you have picked, but as our servers are quite powerful and due to the fact that it’s likely that you’ll host resource-heavy sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use is three gigabytes. This will permit you to enhance the performance of extremely large websites with ease and you’ll note the difference soon after the Memcached system starts caching database requests. You can use the caching system with any database-driven web page, including those that are based on famous Content Management Systems such as Joomla and WordPress.