Memcached is a data caching platform, which is used to boost the load speed of database-powered 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 opened, the script calls its database to request the information that should be shown to the website visitor. If the latter clicks a hyperlink to visit a different web page, the entire operation is executed again and this leads to numerous database queries and high load on the server, particularly if the website has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to extract any information from the database, since everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall speed of your website will "soar" and you’ll have more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your site faster. In addition, Memcached "refreshes" its cache every time any info in the database is updated, so the site visitors will never see out-of-date data.

Memcached in Web Hosting

The Memcached distributed memory caching system comes as an optional upgrade with each and every web hosting that we’re offering and you’ll be able to begin using it as soon as you activate it, as the PHP extension that it needs so as to function correctly is already installed on our innovative cloud website hosting platform. You can order the upgrade through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every plan and a new Control Panel section where you can manage Memcached will show up. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of system memory, so as to give you more versatility. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that can use Memcached, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 16 megabytes, determines the total size of the content that can be cached by the system. A traffic-heavy site with a large-sized database may need more memory to take an even greater advantage of the Memcached caching system, so in case you would like to upgrade this service, you’ll be able to do it at any given point with several clicks of the mouse.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

You can take advantage of the full potential of Memcached with each dedicated server that we’re offering in case you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel. A section in it is dedicated to the content caching system and you can start using Memcached for any Internet site hosted on the server with only several clicks. You can increase the performance of any Internet site, regardless of what script-driven app you rely on or how busy the website is, as the minimum amount of memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 GB and this amount rises immensely with the higher-end servers. Shortly after the caching system is enabled, it will begin caching information every time someone accesses your website, so, as soon as sufficient data has been stored, you’ll perceive the decreased load on your dedicated machine and the optimized overall performance of the site. The Memcached caching system is used by many sites, among them popular portals like Zynga, Reddit and Wikipedia, which is a confirmation of the efficiency of the Memcached system.