Memcached is a caching platform, which is used to accelerate the load speed of database-driven sites by caching the queries and the responses between the user and the server. To put it in simple terms, anytime a given web page on such a site is accessed, the script sends a query to its database to fetch the information that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to visit a different web page, the whole operation is carried out again and this leads to lots of database queries and higher server load, particularly if the website has lots of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to call any data from the database, since everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall speed of your website will increase and you will get more happy visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your website much faster. At the same time, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache when any content in the database is edited, so the users will never see old data.

Memcached in Shared Web Hosting

You can make use of the Memcached data caching system with all Linux shared web hosting packages offered by our company. It’s available as an optional upgrade, which you can order with only a couple of clicks via your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It needs an extension, which is pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform, so you can begin using Memcached the moment you order it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will give you more freedom depending on the websites that you wish to use it for. The first one concerns the number of the sites that will use Memcached, or the ‘instances’, while the second one refers to the memory, in other words – to how much content Memcached will be able to cache. You can get more system memory in increments of 16 megabytes and the more memory you have ordered, the more data will be cached, which may be an exceptionally good idea for regularly visited websites with large-size databases and numerous simultaneous visitors. Thus, you can accelerate the speed of every script-driven website hosted on our servers effortlessly.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you decide to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account, you can take advantage of Memcached with ease, since the platform’s activation takes several clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel. The extension that is required is already installed on our servers, so you can begin using the Memcached caching platform the moment you add it to your account. You will be able to select how many Internet sites can use it and how much content it will cache, in other words – there’re two separate upgradable features – the instances and the memory. You can add more of both, so if one of your websites becomes very popular, for example, you can always get more memory. Our system is quite flexible in this regard and we do not bind a particular number of instances to a fixed amount of memory. You can take advantage of the Memcached platform to improve the loading speed of any script-driven Internet site, including those based on famous applications, such as Joomla or WordPress.