Memcached is a memory caching system, which is used to improve the load speed of database-driven websites by caching the calls and the responses between the visitor and the server. Put simply, anytime a given page on such a site is visited, the script queries its database to get the info that should be displayed to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to go to another web page, the entire process is carried out again and this results in numerous database requests and higher server load, particularly if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is accessed again, the script no longer needs to fetch any info from the database, since everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall speed of your site will increase and you’ll have more pleased visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your website faster. At the same time, Memcached "refreshes" its cache when any content in the database is edited, so the users will never end up seeing old content.

Memcached in Hosting

The Memcached object caching system is offered as an optional upgrade with every Linux hosting package offered by our company and you’ll be able to begin using it the moment you activate it, as the extension that it needs so as to run properly is already present on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform. You can request the upgrade from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes bundled with every web hosting package and a brand new section where you can manage Memcached will appear. The upgrade is separated into two parts – the instances and the memory, so as to give you more versatility. The first one shows the number of the Internet sites which can use Memcached, while the second one, which is offered in increments of 16 MB, specifies the total size of the content that the system can cache. A frequently visited site with a large-size database may require more memory to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so in case you want to upgrade this service, you will be able to do it at any given time with a couple of clicks.

Memcached in Dedicated Hosting

Memcached comes free of charge with all Linux dedicated servers hosting packages that we’re offering and the one and only condition is that the dedicated server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. You can use the data caching system for any database-powered site, including those based on popular Internet applications – for instance, a WordPress online journal or a Joomla-driven community web portal. Each dedicated machine is tied to a particular amount of system memory that Memcached can use, but the minimum amount you’ll get is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough to increase the load speed of extremely popular sites noticeably, since this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached info. The system will begin caching content as soon as it is activated, so shortly after that, you’ll distinguish the improved overall performance of your sites and the decreased load on the dedicated server. A lot of websites use Memcached to increase their efficacy, including popular ones such as Wikipedia and Reddit.