Memcached is a distributed memory object caching platform, which has been gaining popularity lately thanks to its efficiency. It’s used to cache requests and replies between a database and the app that is using it, which can accelerate the overall performance of your site and lessen the generated server load considerably. Anytime a webpage on an app-driven Internet site is accessed, the application connects to the database and "asks" what info should be displayed, and then extracts it. With Memcached, these steps are skipped, since the platform has already cached all of the content that should be shown on a given web page. In case any content is edited, the Memcached content is updated as well, so the visitors will never see old data. Memcached is a perfect choice for every site that draws many visitors, since it will make it really fast and will improve the overall user experience.

Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting

The Memcached data caching system is offered as an upgrade with each and every Linux cloud web hosting that we offer and you can begin using it once you activate it, as the extension that it requires so as to work properly is already available on our avant-garde cloud website hosting platform. You can order the upgrade from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes bundled with each web hosting plan and a brand new Control Panel section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the number of instances and the system memory, so as to give you more freedom. The first one shows the number of the sites which can use the Memcached caching system, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 16 megabytes, determines the maximum size of the content that can be cached by the system. A traffic-heavy site with a very large database may need more memory in order to take an even greater advantage of Memcached, so if you would like to upgrade this feature, you’ll be able to do it at any time with several mouse clicks.

Memcached in Dedicated Web Hosting

Memcached comes free of charge with all Linux dedicated web hosting offered by us and the only condition is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can use the data caching system for any database-driven website, including those based on famous applications – for example, a WordPress online blog or a Joomla-driven social networking website. Each server is tied to a certain amount of system memory that the Memcached caching system can use, but the minimum you’ll get is three gigabytes, which is quite enough to enhance the speed of very heavy websites significantly, since this memory will be dedicated to storing the cached data. The Memcached system will start caching information as soon as it is enabled, so shortly after that, you’ll see the optimized overall performance of your sites and the reduced load. Many websites use the Memcached system to enhance their effectiveness, among them famous ones like Reddit and Wikipedia.