Memcached is a caching system, which is used to optimize the speed of database-powered sites by caching the calls and the responses between the visitor and the server. Simply put, anytime a particular web page on such a website is accessed, the script sends a query to its database to request the information that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks a link to open a different web page, the entire operation is repeated and this generates lots of database requests and higher server load, even more so if the website has lots of concurrent visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so in case any of these web pages is opened again, the script no longer needs to fetch any information from the database, as everything is provided by the Memcached platform. Thus, the overall loading speed of your website will "soar" and you will get more pleased visitors and they will be able to navigate through your website faster. Furthermore, the Memcached platform updates its cache when any data in the database is modified, so the users will never see outdated content.

Memcached in Shared Hosting

Memcached comes as an optional upgrade with every Linux shared hosting package offered by our company and you’ll be able to begin using it the moment you enable it, since the extension that it requires in order to perform correctly is already available on our avant-garde cloud web hosting platform. You can request the upgrade from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each plan and a brand-new section where you can manage Memcached will show up. The upgrade is divided into two parts – the number of instances and the system memory, so as to offer you more flexibility. The first one refers to the number of the websites that can use Memcached, while the second, which is available in increments of 16 MB, determines the maximum size of the content that the system can cache. A traffic-intensive website with a large-sized database may require more memory so as to take an even bigger advantage of Memcached, so if you need to upgrade this service, you will be able to do it at any given moment with a few clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can add the Memcached distributed memory object caching platform to any of the Linux semi-dedicated packages that we’re offering and make use of its full potential for any script-driven website hosted by us. The upgrade is offered through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can select two features – the instances and the amount of memory. These things specify how many websites can use the Memcached platform and the amount of memory that it will use to store your data. You can select them separately, since a given instance is not tied to a specific amount of system memory, so you can use lots of memory for a single resource-requiring website, for example. This feature comes in increments of 16 megabytes and you can order as much memory as you want. The platform can be used with any script-driven website irrespective of its nature, including those based on widespread web-based applications like WordPress, Joomla or Drupal, and a lot of companies like Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to optimize the speed of their websites.