Memcached is a caching system, which is used to enhance the overall performance of database-driven sites by caching the requests and the responses between the website visitor and the server. To put it in simple terms, anytime a particular web page on such a site is accessed, the script sends a query to its database to fetch the info that should be shown to the visitor. If the latter clicks on a hyperlink to open some other web page, the entire procedure is performed again and this results in lots of database requests and excessive server load, especially if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer has to extract any information from the database, since everything is delivered by the caching platform. In this way, the overall speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll get more gratified visitors and they’ll be able to navigate through your site much faster. Additionally, the Memcached platform updates its cache if any information in the database is altered, so the website users will never end up seeing out-of-date data.

Memcached in Shared Web Hosting

You can take advantage of the Memcached memory caching system with all shared web hosting that we offer. It is available as an optional upgrade, which you can order with only a few clicks of the mouse through your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It requires an extension, which is already installed on our cloud hosting platform, so you can begin using Memcached the moment you order it. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts, which will give you more freedom depending on the Internet sites that you would like to use it for. The first part reveals the number of the sites that will use the Memcached caching system, or the ‘instances’, whereas the second one is related to the system memory, in other words – to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can order more memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you have, the more content will be cached, which may be a good idea for heavy-traffic sites with large-sized databases and many visitors. In this way, you can increase the performance of every script-based site hosted on our cloud servers without any effort.

Memcached in VPS Hosting

Memcached comes as standard with all Linux VPS hosting ordered with our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension it needs so as to work correctly is compiled when the VPS is configured, so you can start using the memory caching platform the moment your brand-new virtual server is up and running. The memory that Memcached can use depends on the particular plan, but even with the less powerful plans, several hundred megabytes will be at your disposal for this platform exclusively. This will allow you to boost the overall performance of numerous websites hosted on the VPS server simultaneously and to lower the load on the virtual machine even if you’ve got large-size script-driven web pages with multiple viewers. The caching platform can be used with any script – Drupal, Joomla or Mambo, or a custom-developed one, and you will detect the better overall performance shortly after you start using it.